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We haven’t tried bullhorns or signal flares yet, but aside from that, it’s tough to imagine a tactic the FTC hasn’t taken to warn businesses about the risks of involving themselves in deceptive weight loss promotions.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a student loan debt relief operation with bilking more than $28 million from thousands of consumers throughout the country by falsely promising that consumers’ monthly payments would go towards paying off their student loans.
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for PrivacyCon 2018, an event that will be held on February 28, 2018, and will highlight research that explores the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and virtual...
Marketing Architects, Inc. (MAI), an advertising agency that created and disseminated allegedly deceptive radio ads for weight-loss products marketed by its client, Direct Alternatives, has agreed to pay $2 million to the Federal Trade Commission and State of Maine Attorney General’s Office to...
Movie legend has it that screen siren Lana Turner was discovered as a teen at Schwab’s Drugstore. The millions of people who signed up for online talent search network Explore Talent were also looking to break into the business.
A web-based talent search company has agreed to pay $235,000 in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children, and that it misled consumers about the benefits of its premium paid services.
La FTC está enviando por correo una segunda ronda de cheques a personas que pagaron por adelantado a Regency Financial Services, que prometió obtener mejores condiciones para préstamos para automóviles. Según la FTC, la compañía no brindó los servicios prometidos y no cumplió con su "garantía de...
Military families face all the consumer protection issues other Americans face – and then some. Frequent moves and deployments can pose additional financial challenges for servicemembers. And some of these concerns continue even after they’ve settled into civilian life.
A new Staff Perspective, a paper by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, examines financial issues that can affect military consumers, including servicemembers, veterans, and their families, when they are purchasing and financing a car, dealing with debt collectors, or...
La FTC esta enviando por correo 8,043 cheques por un valor mayor de $216,000 a personas que pagaron a Stratford Career Institute, una escuela de estudios por correspondencia cuyo costoso programa de diploma de escuela secundaria falló en cumplir los requisitos mínimos establecidos por la mayoria de...
La FTC está enviando por correo 3,791 cheques  por un valor mayor de  $668,000 a personas defraudadas por una compañía de soporte técnico. El fraude consistía en hacer creer a las personas que sus computadores estaban infectados con virus y malware y de esa forma los convencían de comprar servicios...

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