Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: The FTC in Action

Coronavirus Pandemic: The FTC in Action

The Federal Trade Commission continues its work protecting consumers, providing guidance to businesses, and protecting competition in the marketplace throughout the pandemic. Staff are working remotely and events that are not postponed are being held via webcast.

Help for Consumers



Consumer Protection Activities and Enforcement Actions

The FTC is tracking complaint data related to coronavirus and taking actions against scammers using the pandemic to deceive or defraud consumers.


Antitrust and Competition Actions

Operations related to mergers and their review continue.


Operations Modifications

Staff are practicing social distancing by working from home and avoiding travel.