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The Act generally makes provisions of form contracts between sellers and individual consumers void from inception if the provisions: (1) prohibit or restrict individuals from reviewing sellers’ goods, services, or conduct; (2) impose penalties or fees on individuals for such reviews; or (3) require...
Servicemembers must plan carefully for a successful transition to a new civilian career. Earning a degree or taking some courses can be the first step toward a profession outside the service. But the military community needs trustworthy information to choose programs that work...
You’ve read recent news stories about a vulnerability discovered in the WPA2 encryption standard. (Some reports refer to it as KRACK – Key Reinstallation Attack.) Should this be of concern to your business? Yes. Does it warrant further action at your company? Absolutely.
The Federal Trade Commission and Victory Media, Inc. have reached a proposed administrative consent agreement resolving allegations that Victory Media violated Section 5 of the FTC Act in connection with its promotion of post-secondary schools to military consumers.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has issued the following statement regarding the release of the European Commission’s Report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Everyone knows that The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. But did you know that The AG’s team is a partner’s dream, deep in the heart of Texas? That’s the tune we’re humming to honor our colleagues at the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the...
You’ve heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses. That was one of the topics addressed at an FTC conference earlier this year on identity theft. Recent headlines about high-profile data breaches have added even more urgency to the...
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a $4.1 million judgment and a ban on handling certain sensitive financial information about consumer debts against an operation that sold lists of fake payday loan debts to debt collectors.
 A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the...
In our Stick with Security blog series, we’ve done our best to dive deeper into data security by focusing on the lessons learned from recent cases, insights from closed investigations, and the questions and comments we’ve received from businesses.
If you think the feuds among the Great Houses of Westeros get intense, consider the dinner table discussions about student loan debt. It’s not just taking a toll on the home front. Experts report that the $1.4 trillion debt burden carried by 42 million Americans is affecting workplace...
The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia will issue an announcement on Friday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET regarding a major coordinated consumer fraud enforcement initiative. The announcement will be posted on FTC.gov. Senior officials...
For businesses, the key to safeguarding sensitive information is to start with security. The Start with Security brochure and videos released in 2015 offer practical tips to take from the FTC’s 60+ data security cases.
If you own a small business or work for one, you’re probably concerned with protecting your business’ data. You want to make sure that sensitive information isn’t accidentally deleted, turned over to a scammer, or hacked. So this week, during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month,...
Due to logistical issues, today’s previously scheduled announcement of a major coordinated consumer fraud enforcement initiative by the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General has been postponed and rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET) on Friday, Oct. 13. Details of the...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio y el Fiscal General de Illinois patrocinarán una conferencia de prensa en Chicago, Illinois a las 10:30 a.m., hora del Centro, del día miércoles 11 de octubre para anunciar una iniciativa coordinada de gran envergadura para combatir el fraude a los consumidores. Los...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to people who bought “fat burning” and “weight loss” products and other dietary supplements, DVDs, or skin creams, including Pure Green Coffee Bean Plus and RKG Extreme, from Health Formulas LLC and...

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