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Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the Federal Trade Commission last year over charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.
As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area.  Reported scams include deceptive investment and business opportunities, bait-and-switch schemes, and deceptively marketed mining machines. The FTC has continued...
No matter what you call it – facts and figures, the boxscore, or a report from the stat-o-sphere – a recap is a great way to get the lay of the land. Which brings me to the FTC’s Annual Highlights, a short but detailed summary of the Commission’s 2017 efforts to promote competition...
The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released the agency’s 2017 Annual Highlights today, detailing its continued efforts to protect American consumers and promote competition without unnecessarily burdening legitimate businesses.
When the screen goes blueAnd the car breaks downAnd the smartphone keeps rebooting eternallyConsumers won’t be afraidNo, they won’t be afraidJust as long as you stand by your warranty.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States.
If you’re a tax professional, business owner, or in a human resources department, the FTC and IRS can help you help clients, employees, or other people who discover they’re victims of tax-related identity theft.  
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposals to modify a video game industry self-regulatory program that the FTC approved in 2001 under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 2,116 refund checks totaling more than $355,000 to people who bought CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed ‘memory improvement’ supplement. The average check amount is $168.08, and represents full refunds.
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Wyoming Attorney General's Office for a webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Wyoming on April 24, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MTLearn about:the top scams reported in Wyomingtips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid...
The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 244.2 billion in 2015 to 240.5 billion in 2016, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Hawaii on April 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 am HST.Learn about:the top scams reported in Hawaiitips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity theftfree...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) has filed a comment to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in response to that agency’s request for information to help it assess the process it uses to issue Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs).
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen today announced that David C. Shonka, the agency’s Acting General Counsel, is retiring from government and will join a private law practice.

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