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The FTC just released a report based on data received from major players in the mobile Internet market and A Look at What ISPs Know About You: Examining the Privacy Practices of Six Major Internet Service Providers is an eye opener.
Many internet service providers (ISPs) collect and share far more data about their customers than many consumers may expect—including access to all of their Internet traffic and real-time location data—while failing to offer consumers meaningful choices about how this data can be used, according to...
The funder and servicer of the payment plans used by consumers to pay for expensive and often ineffective investment “trainings” from Online Trading Academy (OTA) will be required to offer debt forgiveness to consumers under a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund payments totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who bought three supplements deceptively marketed as treatments for pain and other health conditions related to aging.
The FTC has been warning consumers for years about impersonation scams – calls that falsely claim to come from the IRS, the Social Security Administration, or other offices or businesses. The messages try to coerce people into making immediate payments or turning over sensitive...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its latest report to Congress on protecting older adults, which highlights updated findings from the Commission’s fraud reports showing trends in how older adults report being affected by fraud.
Una nueva investigación publicada en un informe del personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) indica una serie de diferencias clave en la manera en que el fraude y otras estafas afectan a las comunidades de color, desde el tipo de estafas dirigidas específicamente...
New research in a staff report from the Federal Trade Commission shows a number of key differences in the way that fraud and other consumer problems affect communities of color, from the types of problems reported to the methods used to pay scammers.
The Federal Trade Commission has halted a scheme that deceived friends and family of incarcerated people with false promises of unlimited minutes for inmate calling plans that, in reality, did not provide a single minute of talk time. As part of a settlement with the FTC, the scheme’s operators are...
Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan issued a joint statement with Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on an amicus brief the two agencies and the North Carolina Department of Justice filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit urging the court...
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and North Carolina supporting reversal. The brief addresses the district court’s erroneous application of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to find the defendant consumer reporting agency immune...
Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The open meeting will begin at 1 pm ET and will be followed by a time for members of the public to address the Commission. The following item...
Employing every available means to protect consumers from deceptive and misleading practices, the FTC recently announced the revitalized use of its statutory Penalty Offense Authority. More than 700 businesses – top consumer products companies, leading retailers and retail platforms,...
The Federal Trade Commission is blanketing industry with a clear message that, if they use endorsements to deceive consumers, the FTC will be ready to hold them responsible with every tool at its disposal.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending 31,075 checks to people who were deceived by Elite IT Partners Inc. into paying for costly and unnecessary computer repair services.

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