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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.
Here’s the thing about nectar. It can be sweet, but sticky. People who paid Palo Alto-based Nectar Brand LLC for mattresses labeled “Designed and Assembled in the USA” thought they were getting a sweet deal. In fact, buyers were stuck with mattresses imported from China, already...
Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices:
An FTC lawsuit alleges that money-making claims made by a related group of companies and individuals for their Amazing Wealth System are “amazing” all right – if by “amazing” you mean “not credible” or “unsupported by the facts.” The complaint charges the defendants with violating the...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha presentado cargos contra un esquema de oportunidad de negocio por declarar falsamente que la gente que compre su costoso sistema llamado “Amazing Wealth System” aprenderá los “secretos para ganar dinero en Amazon” y tendrá...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a business opportunity scheme with falsely claiming that people who buy the defendants’ expensive “Amazing Wealth System” will learn “secrets for making money on Amazon” and likely earn thousands of dollars a month.
The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a joint policy forum this Friday aimed at furthering the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing.
The operators of a deceptive and abusive debt collection scheme are banned from the debt collection business and from buying or selling debt under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported on their 2017 activities to combat illegal debt collection practices. The annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) details the agencies’...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Joint Policy Forum to discuss the regulatory challenges posed by illegal robocalls and what the agencies are doing to both protect consumers and encourage the development of private-sector solutions.
The operators of a registration service for motor carriers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they impersonated, or falsely claimed affiliation with, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other government agencies to get small trucking businesses to pay them for federal...
The Federal Trade Commission will begin mailing 36,830 checks totaling $10,158,601, to consumers who lost money to a technical support scam.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as...
Three Utah-based firms and their owner, which a federal court jury in 2016 found deceptively and illegally called more than 117 million consumers pitching their movies, have agreed to a proposed court order settling the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them. The U.S. Department of Justice...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 18,301 refund checks totaling more than $437,000 to people who bought bogus weight-loss products from Colby Fox, Christopher Reinhold and their companies, Tachht, Inc. and Teqqi, LLC. According to the FTC, the defendants bombarded people with illegal spam...
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to repeal its Picture Tube Rule.
A California-based company has agreed to stop making false claims that its Chinese-made mattresses are assembled in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.According to the FTC’s complaint, Nectar Brand LLC claimed in promotional materials that its mattresses were “...
Michael Abdelmesseh and KMA Merchant Services LLC have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit for laundering credit card charges for Money Now Funding (MNF), a business opportunity scheme that falsely promised consumers they would make thousands of dollars helping small businesses get...

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