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The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. The event will feature opening remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith...
A group of defendants who falsely promised to reduce consumers’ credit card interest rates will be banned from telemarketing and from selling debt relief services, and the payment processors who enabled them to bilk more than $12 million from consumers will be banned from the payment processing...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on a data broker operation that the agency alleges got personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online, and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without their consent.
The Federal Trade Commission has granted Gilbarco Inc. and other ethanol flex fuel retailers a partial exemption to its Fuel Rating Rule labeling requirements. Specifically, the exemption permits retailers to reduce slightly the required label size when disclosing the ethanol content of ethanol...
Using background checks to screen tenants? Or maybe your company provides those background checks to landlords? Make sure you’re complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC’s new guidance for landlords and for tenant background screening companies can help. What do...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich filed a comment today with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding its request for comments on proposed industry guidance for highly automated vehicles: Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., settling charges that the company failed to adequately disclose that it paid online influencers to post gameplay videos.
El 5 de diciembre de 2016, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) patrocinará una mesa redonda que se llevará a cabo en Chicago que reunirá a líderes de organizaciones latinas del área de Chicagopara debatir sobre el fraude contra los consumidores y su impacto...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable on December 5 in Chicago that will bring together leaders of Chicago-area Latino organizations to discuss consumer fraud and its disproportionate impact on Latino communities.
A Federal Trade Commission staff report released today provides an in-depth assessment of evolving business models that rely on internet and app-based “sharing economy” platforms used by millions of Americans. The report summarizes a June 2015 FTC public workshop and highlights a number of...
The number of cigarettes sold by the largest cigarette companies in the United States to wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. declined from 256.7 billion in 2013 to 253.8 billion in 2014, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
The military community makes many of the same consumer decisions as their civilian counterparts. We all need to manage our money – and avoid rip-offs. But servicemembers and their families also face unique challenges, like frequent relocations and deployment. When a permanent change...
Americans contribute a lot of their hard-earned money to charity – more than $373 billion in 2015, which averaged about $1,100 per adult and more than $2,100 per household. With so much at stake for consumers and for legitimate charities that rely on public giving, consumer protection is an...
The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment. When military families make a...
The FTC applies a consistent approach to evaluating ad claims. Companies must have a reasonable basis for objective representations, including claims that a product can treat specific health conditions. Whether it’s an over-the-counter drug, dietary supplement, or food, the same...

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