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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on topics related to the use of digital “dark patterns,” a range of potentially deceptive or unfair user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps, that will be discussed at the agency’s April 29, 2021 workshop.The FTC is seeking comment on...
COVID-19 has led to a variety of consumer protection issues, and the pandemic continues to have a large financial impact on people in every community. To help people find accurate and reliable information in their communities, the Midwest Regional Office, is hosting a virtual listen...
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a mobile advertising company over allegations that it failed to provide in-game rewards users were promised for completing advertising offers.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a virtual workshop on April 29, 2021 to examine digital “dark patterns,” a term that has been used to describe a range of potentially manipulative user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps.
Amazon pagará más de $61.7 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) que indican que no les pagó a los conductores de Amazon Flex el monto total de las propinas recibidas de parte de los clientes de Amazon durante un período de dos...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending more than $1.7 million to people who lost money to a debt relief scheme that targeted individuals trying to pay down their student loan debt.
One of the defendants behind an alleged sham health insurance scheme has been permanently banned from the health care business as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Amazon will pay more than $61.7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to pay Amazon Flex drivers the full amount of tips they received from Amazon customers over a two and a half year period. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the company stopped its behavior only after...
A California-based mobile advertising company has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it failed to provide in-game rewards users were promised for completing advertising offers.As part of the proposed settlement, Tapjoy, Inc., is prohibited from misleading users about the rewards they...
Tapjoy, operator of an advertising platform within mobile gaming apps, has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that it failed to provide in-game rewards promised to users for completing advertising offers.
La segunda ronda de reembolsos enviados por correo como resultado de las acciones de cumplimiento de la ley entabladas contra Western Union por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC), el Departamento de Justicia de EE. UU. (DOJ) y el Servicio de Inspección Postal de EE. UU., consta de $147 millones...
Approximately $147 million is being mailed to 33,000 consumers in the second distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Affected...
Note: The FTC will host a media call-in on this announcement with Todd Kossow, Director, FTC’s Midwest Regional OfficeDate: September 2, 2020Time: 12:00 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET)Call-in: 844-291-6360; Access Code: 2355746Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of...
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Wisconsin have sent warning letters to a company that placed newspaper advertisements and social media posts suggesting it could provide government stimulus money to customers to purchase their hearing aids.
The Federal Trade Commission and Missouri Attorney General have sent warning letters to two companies that sent mailers to consumers that suggested that they could provide government stimulus money to customers to purchase their hearing aids.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General, a federal court has temporarily halted an alleged sham credit card interest rate reduction operation that often targeted financially distressed consumers and older adults.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refunds totaling more than $8.7 million to 187,425 consumers who signed up online for “risk-free” trial offers, but were then charged full price and enrolled in expensive continuity plans without their knowledge.

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