Tag: Consumer Protection

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In the wake of a late-winter tornado outbreak that pounded seven states, the Federal Trade Commission reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters. The nation's consumer protection agency warns people about urgent appeals for charitable donations, and cautions residents in stricken areas...
In testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission summarized the agency's FY 2013 budget request and described its ongoing work to promote competition and protect American consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public workshop to consider the need for new guidance for online advertisers about making disclosures required under FTC law. The guidance will address technological advancements and marketing developments that have emerged since the FTC first...
The Federal Trade Commission today released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints topped the list. Of more than 1.8 million complaints filed in 2011, 279,156 or 15 percent, were identity theft complaints. Nearly 25...
The operators behind a vacation prize scheme are banned from selling vacation packages under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Office, which charged the defendants with tricking consumers into believing they had won a vacation package as a prize...
The Federal Trade Commission, members of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), and Costa Rican, U.S. and other dignitaries are meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica from February 27 through March 2 to review international efforts to combat cross-border consumer fraud and...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Aristotle International, Inc. has been approved as a "safe harbor" program under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA's "safe harbor" provision is designed to provide flexibility and promote efficiency in...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's ongoing efforts to crack down on illegal, prerecorded "robocalls," the FTC is taking legal action to stop two operations that allegedly enabled telemarketers to place hundreds of millions of illegal prerecorded calls to consumers around the country,...
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped an Internet scheme that allegedly used bogus "free" product offers that deceived consumers in the United States and other countries and charged them for products and services they did not want or agree to purchase.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court issued a contempt ruling against promoters of credit repair, debt relief, and food stamp services who violated a 2010 settlement with the FTC.
Five companies that sell replacement windows in numerous states will have to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows, and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills by having them installed, under settlements with the...

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