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A series of defendants will pay approximately $10 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that they operated a massive scam that sent unwanted text messages to millions of consumers, many of whom later received illegal robocalls, phony “free” merchandise offers, and unauthorized...
The participants signing this Memorandum, RECOGNISING the challenges posed by cross-border Internet fraud, deception, and unfairness; RECOGNISING the desirability of more effective cross-border enforcement of consumer protection laws and regulations;
It’s called ROSCA – the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act – and it prohibits marketers from charging consumers for an online transaction unless the marketer has clearly disclosed all material terms of the deal and received the consumer’s express informed consent. Your e-commerce...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their oxodegradable, oxo biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab.
This is the first FTC action alleging violations of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA).
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 113, Page 779
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement regarding the initiative to safeguard consumers’ financial security announced today by President Obama: “Identity theft has been American consumers’ number one complaint for more than a decade, and it affects people in...
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 113
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Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
The FTC has been taking a 360° look at debt collection and credit reporting lately – workshops, reports, education, and law enforcement. On October 23, 2014, we're hosting a roundtable in Long Beach, California, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get perspectives on how...
A group of marketers who allegedly tricked consumers into buying phony health insurance are permanently banned from selling healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
At the FTC, we consider policy developments or proposed rule changes one rung at a time. An integral step in that process is the public comment period. If you have clients interested in two matters pending at the FTC, they have more time to put pen to paper.

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