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A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to temporarily halt the alleged illegal practices of Online Trading Academy (OTA).The FTC’s complaint against OTA, Eyal Shachar (also known as Eyal Shahar), Samuel Seiden, and Darren Kimoto, filed earlier this month, alleges that...
As an essential engine of the American economy, small business has a big impact. But where can small business owners turn for the capital they need to grow? Traditional lenders are one option, but the “It’s a Wonderful Life” image of George Bailey at the Building & Loan may not...
A new paper from the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection provides a look at the information covered in the FTC’s “Strictly Business” forum on small business financing. 
The operator of a debt collection scheme has settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General that he and the companies he controlled lied to consumers about how much debt they owed and used illegal scare tactics to collect it.
The Federal Trade Commission will begin sending refunds totaling more than $1.7 million to consumers who were victims of a tech support scam. The scam tricked consumers into buying tech support services by claiming their computers were infected with viruses, malware, or other security breaches.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 27,174 refund checks totaling over $551,000 to consumers who purchased deceptively marketed “cognitive improvement” supplements.
To review everything the FTC did in 2019 dealing with consumer privacy and data security – Enforcement, Advocacy, Rules, Workshops, Consumer Education, Business Guidance, and International Engagement – it could take days to compile all that information. The FTC has an easier way to...
La FTC está enviando cheques de reembolsos por un total de más de $1.7 millones a 57,960 personas que fueron víctimas de una supuesta estafa de soporte técnico. La FTC dice que Click4Support LLC y los acusados relacionados fingieron estar afiliados a compañías como Microsoft y Apple y engañaron a...
The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual privacy and security update for 2019, highlighting a record year for enforcement actions aimed at protecting consumer privacy and data security.
There’s a text message scam making the rounds that could target your mail room staff, receptionist, or other employees. The FTC has tips on how you can protect your business.
The FTC is sending refunds totaling more than $1.7 million to 57,960 people who were victims of an alleged tech support scam. The FTC says that Click4Support and related defendants pretended to be affiliated with companies like Microsoft and Apple and tricked people into believing their computers...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with an annual summary of its activities enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund checks totaling more than $34 million to consumers who allegedly were tricked by Office Depot, Inc. and a software provider into buying computer repair products and services.
You're a heartbreaker. Dream faker. Trouble maker. Don't you mess around with me. With apologies to Pat Benatar, our version of her hit Heartbreaker could join Love Stinks, You’re No Good, and Lips are Movin’ on our slightly skewed Valentine’s Day playlist. Maybe it’s the decades...
The key perpetrators of a massive international business coaching scheme known as My Online Business Education (MOBE) have agreed to pay more than $17 million as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. 
Ads for health products often target Boomer Consumers, but those aren’t the only claims pitched to people looking toward retirement. An FTC action alleges a company called Online Trading Academy has taken in more than $370 million by gearing its deceptive representations to that...

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