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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked more than $9 million from thousands of consumers across the nation, many of whom are elderly and live on a fixed income, including...
The defendants behind a group of California-based marketers have been permanently barred from the deceptive marketing and billing tactics they allegedly used to promote their skincare products, under court orders resolving Federal Trade Commission charges against them. Twenty-nine defendants who...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a multi-national tech support company with using deceptive pop-up internet ads to scare thousands of consumers into paying hundreds of dollars each for unnecessary technical support services.
It’s a digital spin on an old-school business: an online service that offers to pay “top dollar” for consumers’ used smartphones, laptops, or tablets. The technology may be trending, but according to the FTC and the State of Georgia, Nevada-based Laptop & Desktop Repair engaged...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced final amendments to its Hobby Protection Rules, (formally, the “Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act”) which regulate the marking of imitation coins and political items sold to hobbyists.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has issued the enclosed statement following the release today of the Federal Communications Commission’s Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal:
As Hurricane Matthew strikes, the Federal Trade Commission advises that, besides the harm to people and property, hurricanes can also affect your finances. The FTC has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a weather emergency, including these...
The sellers of Supple, a glucosamine and chondroitin liquid supplement, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely advertised that their product provided complete relief from chronic and severe joint pain caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia and was scientifically...
The Federal Trade Commission will join with the NAACP Alabama State Conference and local community partners for a forum on consumer fraud issues. The forum will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Birmingham City Hall, located at 710 North 20th Street in Birmingham. 
As consumers age, they want to remain supple, as in limber, lithe, and flexible. Ads for the beverage Supple claimed the product would provide complete and long-lasting relief from joint pain and treat chronic pain caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia. But according to the FTC, the...
In a victory for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling requiring the operator of an affiliate marketing group to pay $11.9 million for its part in helping to promote LeanSpa, a deceptively marketed weight-loss supplement.
The FTC’s lawsuit against AMG Services, Scott Tucker, and others challenged deceptive and unfair payday lending and debt collection practices that targeted cash-strapped consumers. The case has already resulted in an important ruling related to the scope of the FTC Act. But an order...

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