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When the screen goes blueAnd the car breaks downAnd the smartphone keeps rebooting eternallyConsumers won’t be afraidNo, they won’t be afraidJust as long as you stand by your warranty.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States.
If you’re a tax professional, business owner, or in a human resources department, the FTC and IRS can help you help clients, employees, or other people who discover they’re victims of tax-related identity theft.  
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
Volkswagen proporcionará hasta $ 10 mil millones a los dueños y a quienes posean contratos de leasing de automóviles diesel VW y Audi de 2.0 litros que, según la compañía, tenían bajos niveles de emisiones nocivas, pero en realidad eras superiores a los niveles permitidos. Es el mayor caso de...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposals to modify a video game industry self-regulatory program that the FTC approved in 2001 under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 2,116 refund checks totaling more than $355,000 to people who bought CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed ‘memory improvement’ supplement. The average check amount is $168.08, and represents full refunds.
Amazon está notificando por correo electrónico a clientes que podrían recibir reembolsos. Amazon no requería una contraseña para compras en su aplicación móvil, lo que permitía a niños gastar cientos de dólares jugando juegos "gratuitos" comprando bienes virtuales, como monedas, estrellas y comida...
La FTC está enviando por correo una tercera y última ronda de cheques a personas que pagaron dinero a American Tax Relief, una compañía que afirmó falsamente que podría reducir deudas tributarias. Este envío incluye 10,415 cheques por un total de más de $ 489,000, con este monto la cantidad total...
The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 244.2 billion in 2015 to 240.5 billion in 2016, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen today announced that David C. Shonka, the agency’s Acting General Counsel, is retiring from government and will join a private law practice.
Here’s the thing about nectar. It can be sweet, but sticky. People who paid Palo Alto-based Nectar Brand LLC for mattresses labeled “Designed and Assembled in the USA” thought they were getting a sweet deal. In fact, buyers were stuck with mattresses imported from China, already...
Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices:

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