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Update (3/27/14): Apple will notify people about how to get refunds by April 15. The settlement requires Apple to provide full refunds for in-app charges made by kids without parental permission.
Apple Inc. has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, paying a minimum of $32.5 million, to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company billed consumers for millions of dollars of charges incurred by children in kids’ mobile apps without their parents’ consent.
The regulations require financial institutions to provide particular notices and to comply with certain limitations on disclosure of nonpublic personal information. A financial institution must provide a notice of its privacy policies and practices with respect to both affiliated and...
The South Florida-based defendants in an alleged mortgage relief scam will surrender their assets and be banned permanently from providing mortgage relief and debt relief services to consumers under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.  This settlement represents the FTC’s largest...
On January 6, 2014, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen hosted her first Twitter chat. She answered questions about the Commission’s work with privacy and the Internet of Things. The chat set the tone for her panel remarks at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. She used her @MOhlhausenFTC account...
They’re incredibly valuable.  In the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.  And they’re in your workplace right now.  What are they?  Your employees’ Social Security numbers.   Are you taking commonsense steps to thwart tax identity theft at your business?
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used pre-recorded telephone calls, commonly known as robocalls, to pitch purportedly “free” medical...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General will hold a press conference on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 10:30 am ET in Orlando, Florida, to announce a joint law enforcement action against an operation that allegedly used illegal robocalls to trick senior consumers...
Next week, January 13-17, is the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The FTC is hosting 16 events across the country along with a series of national webinars and Twitter chats designed to raise awareness about tax identity theft and provide consumers with tips on how to...
La próxima semana, entre el 13 y el 17 de enero ,es la Semana de Concientización sobre Robo de Identidad Relacionado con Impuestos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés).
Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Find out what you can do about it, and how you can help others during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. There will be a number of regional events throughout the U.S. during the...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that nine auto dealers agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges, and the agency is taking action against a 10th dealer, in a nationwide sweep focusing on the sale, financing, and leasing of motor vehicles.
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció que en el marco de una redada que abarca toda la nación y que se centra en la venta, financiación y leasing de vehículos automotores, nueve concesionarios de carros aceptaron resolver los cargos por incurrir en publicidad...
In a drive to encourage truth in auto advertising, the FTC has announced Operation Steer Clear – a coast-to-coast law enforcement sweep focusing on deceptive TV, newspaper, and online claims about sales, financing, and leasing.  If you have clients in the auto industry, the lessons...

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