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The Federal Trade Commission is sending a second round of refund checks, totaling more than $68,000, to consumers who bought Lights of America LED light bulbs and filed a claim.
No – nobody is really suggesting a block on kids. But the FTC is taking a fresh look at the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule and we couldn’t resist the title’s reference to 90s tweens’ favorite boy band, now parents themselves. For years we’ve been “Hangin’ Tough” about the...
In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on October 7, 2019 to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
How do repair restrictions for tech devices, appliances, cars, etc., affect consumers and small businesses? What are the arguments for and against? And what’s the fix? Those are topics of Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions – and it’s set to start soon. At 12:30 ET today...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in October 2014 alleging that Gerber Products Company, also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, deceptively advertised that feeding Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission is hosting Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, to examine how manufacturers may limit repairs by consumers and repair shops and whether those limitations affect consumer protection.WHEN:Tuesday July 16, 12:30 pm to 4:45 pm EDT
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped Mission Hills Federal, a student loan debt relief scheme, alleging it bilked more than $23 million from thousands of consumers with false claims that it would service and pay down their student loans. After the FTC filed a complaint seeking to...
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a student loan debt relief scheme, alleging it bilked more than $23 million from thousands of consumers with false claims that it would service and pay down their student loans. After the FTC filed a complaint seeking to end the deceptive practices, a...
Coldplay sang “Fix You,” but if the group had been referring to their tech devices, cars, or other products in need of repair, their efforts could have consumer protection ramifications. A July 16, 2019, FTC event, Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, will focus on the...
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its July 16, 2019 workshop examining ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs of various consumer products.
Following the decision last week of Sanford Health to abandon its proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction through the Commission’s administrative trial process.FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons issued the following...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,177 checks totaling more than $380,000 to people who paid for purported business coaching services that were marketed as a way to help them earn thousands of dollars a month.
The FTC has been keeping a close watch on the Internet of Things since the Internet of Things became a thing to watch. That includes law enforcement actions against companies alleged to have sold vulnerable connected devices that put consumers’ sensitive information at risk. Affected...
Smart home products manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc., has agreed to implement a comprehensive software security program in order to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations over misrepresentations that the company took reasonable steps to secure its wireless routers and Internet-connected...
Whether you’re taking the midnight train to Georgia, a quick trip on MARTA, or a drive around the Perimeter on your way to one of the many Peachtree Streets, meet us in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15, 2019, for Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business.
The Federal Trade Commission and its regional partners will hold a public workshop in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance.
The operator of an online rewards website will be required to implement a comprehensive information security program before collecting personal information as part of a final settlement with the Federal Trade Commission related to allegations that he failed to take reasonable steps to protect...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, tens of thousands of consumers who bought medical discount plans from Simple Health Plans LLC that were deceptively marketed as comprehensive health insurance, and who are still currently paying monthly fees, will be notified that they do not...
Pretending to be someone people trust is what scammers do. They may claim to be a well-known company or a beloved family member, but data from the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network suggest that pretending to be the government may be scammers’ favorite ruse. Since 2014, the FTC has...

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