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Si está pensando usar energía solar en su hogar, la Comisión Federal de Comercio tiene nueva información para ayudarlo a entender sus opciones.El artículo Energía solar para su hogar explica los costos y beneficios de comprar o arrendar un sistema, o firmar un contrato de energía. También tiene...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a joint complaint with the Florida Attorney General’s Office charging a New York-based operation known as Lifewatch with using blatantly illegal and deceptive robocalls to trick older consumers throughout the United States and Canada into signing up for...
If you’re thinking about using solar power at home, the Federal Trade Commission has new information to help you sort through the options.Solar Power for Your Home explains costs and benefits of buying or leasing a system, or signing a power purchase agreement. It also has tips to help you...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Minnesota state legislators Joe Hoppe and Melissa Hortman in response to their request for comment on the possible competitive effects of a recently enacted law that could make contract terms for the State of Minnesota’s health plans subject...
“The Federal Trade Commission works for America’s consumers in every community.” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said those words or heard them from my colleagues – and that’s a good thing. Of course, business owners are consumers, too, and the FTC works for you in two ways....
If you and your clients are concerned about data security – and aren’t we all? – the FTC has something old, something new, and something on the horizon you need to know about.
The Federal Trade Commission is expanding its efforts to help businesses protect consumers’ information through a new initiative that will provide them with more information on data security.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 95,000 checks totaling approximately $4 million to consumers who lost money to a debt collection operation that extorted payments from them using false threats.
The FTC’s second “Start With Security” event will take place on November 5, 2015, in Austin, Texas, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.  This one-day conference will continue the FTC’s work to provide...
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y de la Fiscal General de Florida, una corte federal de distrito ha ordenado el cese temporario de una operación con base en Orlando que ha estado bombardeando a los consumidores desde el año 2011 con campañas masivas de...
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But here’s one thing that doesn’t belong in Vegas or anywhere else: ads that draw buyers in with eye-catching terms while burying the “gotchas” in fine print. In separate law enforcement actions, the FTC alleged that two Las Vegas...
It’s one of those “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” principles: Don’t use someone’s stuff without their permission. Back then, the rule applied to crayons and cupcakes. A case announced by the FTC and New Jersey AG against the marketers of a free mobile app called...
Dos concesionarios de carros de Las Vegas aceptaron resolver los cargos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por incurrir en el uso de anuncios engañosos para promocionar las ventas y operaciones de leasing de sus vehículos, que incluía publicitar carros a precios con grandes descuentos que...
Two auto dealers in Las Vegas agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers.
A smartphone app developer has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General that it lured consumers into downloading its “rewards” app, saying it would be free of malware, when the app’s main purpose was actually to load the consumers’ mobile phones...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General, a federal district court has temporarily halted an Orlando-based operation that has been bombarding consumers since 2011 with massive robocall campaigns designed to trick them into paying up-front for worthless credit...

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