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The classic 40s movie An Email to Three Wives, the R&B hit Take an Email, Maria, and C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Emails. The titles would have been different if they had been written recently. Email is an essential part of most companies’ marketing strategy.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a conference on January 14, 2016 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, academics, and a range of government regulators, to discuss the latest...
An app developer, a medical waste company, a skateboard event sponsor, a stock car racing school, and a bagel purveyor. That’s either the strangest answer to a Jeopardy! question – or a partial list of companies that just settled FTC charges that they falsely claimed they were...
The Federal Trade Commission announced that judges for its Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back contest selected a first place winner for the $25,000 cash prize for building a mobile app that blocks and forwards robocalls to a crowd-sourced honeypot.
Thirteen companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers by claiming they were certified members of the U.S.-EU or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks when their certifications had lapsed or the companies had never applied for membership in the program at...
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la FTC, el último demandado restante de una demanda judicial de la FTC que refutó las declaraciones falsas o infundadas efectuadas para promocionar un conjunto de supuestas aplicaciones de “detección de melanoma” queda sujeto a una prohibición que le...
The final defendant remaining in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit challenging false or unsubstantiated claims for a set of purported “melanoma detection” apps is barred from making any further deceptive health claims about his products under a settlement with agency.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha acusado a una operación de intermediación de datos por la presunta venta ilegal de información financiera de solicitantes de préstamos de día de pago a una operación fraudulenta que se apropió de millones de dólares de los...
The Beatles were right: One does get by with a little help from one’s friends – but that’s not always a good thing. A partial settlement just announced by the FTC sheds light on the unsavory cooperative relationship between certain shadowy data brokers and the scammers who buy their...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a data broker operation with illegally selling payday loan applicants’ financial information to a scam operation that took millions of dollars from consumers by debiting their bank accounts and charging their credit cards without their consent.
Businesses are understandably concerned about the threat that hackers pose to the security of sensitive data on their networks. But a closing letter the FTC staff sent to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC warns of another danger lurking closer to home.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha anunciado los paneles para el Diálogo sobre Cobranza de Deudas a realizarse en Dallas el 29 de septiembre de 2015, el segundo de los tres eventos programados.
Federal and state law enforcers and leading members of the debt collection industry. According to the line-up just announced by the FTC, that’s who will be talking at the FTC’s second Debt Collection Dialogue, set for September 29th in Dallas. But there’s another important voice that...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the panels for the Debt Collection Dialogue in Dallas on September 29, 2015, the second of three such planned events. Representatives from the FTC, other federal and state law enforcement agencies, and the debt collection industry will discuss enforcement...
Bajo los términos de acuerdos resolutorios con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en español) a los operadores de un falso esquema de reparación de crédito que presuntamente engañaron a consumidores hispanohablantes para que pagaran miles de dólares, supuestamente para mejorar sus...
The operators of a bogus credit repair scheme that allegedly tricked Spanish-speaking consumers into paying thousands of dollars each to supposedly improve their credit will be banned from offering credit repair services and subject to a monetary judgment under settlements with the Federal Trade...
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.

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