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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that Riyo has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
On the old game show “Password,” the host whispered a word to contestants, who then gave clues to celebrities. The first to guess correctly advanced to the Lighting Round. The loser went home with a year’s supply of car wax.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,387 checks totaling more than $969,000 to consumers who lost money to a credit card interest rate reduction scam.
A group of scammers who falsely promised consumers new Medicare cards in order to obtain their bank account numbers and debit their accounts will be banned from selling healthcare-related products and services under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Is the sky blue? Is the Pope Catholic? A July 14th closing letter the FTC staff sent to PayPal addresses another one of those questions with an obvious answer: Are consumers likely to get riled when told that by using a service they’ve “agreed” to receive unsolicited marketing...
It’s a common occurrence. People looking online for a product or service – say, a loan or an educational program – find themselves on a site that asks for their personal information. The idea is that consumers will be connected with a company in that business. That exchange of...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education.
FTC asserts LifeLock failed to institute security program and misled consumers about its identity protection services
The official version of the Federal Register Notice announcing the Commission’s final action with respect to its review of the Interpretations, Rules, and Guides under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2015.
The FTC is mailing 3,133 checks totaling more than $87,000 to consumers who lost money to the Your Yellow Book scheme, which allegedly bilked money from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, religious schools, and charitable organizations.
Federal and state law enforcers and industry members are heading to Dallas on September 29, 2015, to talk about that other Big D – debt collection. Last month’s Debt Collection Dialogue in Buffalo – sponsored with the New York AG’s Office – drew nearly 200 participants, including...
Como continuación del primer Diálogo sobre Cobranza de Deudas organizado por la Comisión Federal de Comercio junto con la Oficina del Fiscal General de New York que se llevó a cabo en Buffalo el pasado mes de junio, este otoño la FTC realizará dos diálogos más en Dallas y Atlanta. El evento de...
Record-breaking refund programs are usually cause for celebration. But the FTC’s largest-ever debt collection redress case offers sobering insights into the lengths some companies will go to illegally squeeze the last dime out of people already in financial distress.
Here’s a tip for business travelers. Just because a webpage looks like the official site of your favorite hotel chain doesn’t necessarily mean it is. Before you reserve a room for your next out-of-town meeting or family vacation, make sure you know who’s at the other end of that BOOK...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to North Carolina State Representative Marilyn W. Avila in response to her request for a comment on the possible competitive effects of a legislative proposal to narrow North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws.
There are three letters every auto dealer should know about. GTO? XKE? Good guesses, but not what we had in mind. We’re talking about GLB. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions to give their customers initial and annual notices about their privacy policies. If...
Regency Financial Services, Inc., and its CEO Ivan Levy have agreed to a permanent ban on telemarketing and the advertising, marketing, or sale of any debt relief products or services to settle FTC charges that they falsely promised consumers auto loan modifications and refunds if they failed to...
Los comercializadores de un suplemento dietario llamado Procera AVH cederán $1.4 millones de dólares bajo los términos de los acuerdos resolutorios establecidos para resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por haber engañado a los consumidores con declaraciones...
Baby boomers are running scared and marketers are in hot pursuit.

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