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Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a telemarketer who allegedly defrauded consumers with false promises of debt relief and charged them without their consent is banned from selling debt relief services, telemarketing, and making robocalls. The settlement resolves a complaint the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that HTC America Inc. failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software it developed for its smartphones and tablet computers, introducing security flaws that placed sensitive...
A federal judge has found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in its case against an online operation that illegally debited consumers’ bank accounts when they visited the defendants’ websites seeking payday loans.  The FTC will seek a court order requiring the defendants to return more than $...
The Federal Trade Commission’s revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule took effect today, giving parents greater control over the online collection of their children’s personal information. The revised COPPA rule culminates more than two years of review by the agency to modernize the...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged an operation that sells credit and debit card payment processing services to small businesses with violating federal law.  The defendants allegedly made false and unsubstantiated claims and failed to disclose material facts to storefront businesses and sole...
Russell and Catherine Dalbey – who allegedly defrauded consumers with promises of making big bucks by brokering seller-financed promissory notes – have settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General.
The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of roundtable events and requesting public comment to gather information on possible consumer protection issues that may arise in the sale, financing or lease of motor vehicles. The first event took place in Detroit, Michigan on April...
Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...
The roundtable, which was free and open to the public, examined the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Rule set forth in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 20, 2012.
Organized by the OECD's Committee on Consumer Policy and hosted by the FTC, this workshop examined approaches to consumer dispute resolution and redress in OECD member countries. Experts from governments, business, consumer groups, and academia explored different mechanisms for...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
The FTC and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus held a public workshop to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
The FTC and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented a seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar, led by FTC staff, was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules...
The FTC and regional experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the Electronic Retailing Association, the Promotional Marketing Association and the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, the...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for...
The FTC, in consultation with other government agencies, held a public roundtable discussion on the consumer aspects of the Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments being negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Convention). Since...
The FTC, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a public conference to examine issues arising from the increased prevalence of overweight persons in the...
The FTC held a public workshop that explored consumer issues arising from new technologies such as the Internet.

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