An official website of the United States government
Here’s how you know
The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.
The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.
We enforce federal competition and consumer protection laws that prevent anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices.
Find legal resources and guidance to understand your business responsibilities and comply with the law.
Browse legal resources
View all Competition Matters Blog posts
We work to advance government policies that protect consumers and promote competition.
Memo from Chair Lina M. Khan to commission staff and commissioners regarding the vision and priorities for the FTC.
View all Tech@FTC Blog posts
Learn more about your rights as a consumer and how to spot and avoid scams. Find the resources you need to understand how consumer protection law impacts your business.
Visit Competition Counts
View News and Events
View more Events
Sign up for the latest news
Spot the latest COVID scams, get compliance guidance, and stay up to date on FTC actions during the pandemic.
Use our visualizations to explore scam and fraud trends in your state based on reports from consumers like you.
Our mission is protecting consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Learn more about the FTC
Lina M. Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, 2021.
Chair Lina M. Khan
Looking for legal documents or records? Search the Legal Library instead.
PRESS RELEASE: FTC Sends Refund Checks Totaling More Than $416,000 to Consumers Who Lost Money Buying “Body Slimming” Creams that Were Deceptively Marketed
PRESS RELEASE: FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that L’Occitane, Inc. Misled Consumers to Believe that Creams Could Slim Their Bodies
PRESS RELEASE: Sensa and Three Other Marketers of Fad Weight-Loss Products Settle FTC Charges in Crackdown on Deceptive Advertising