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Unrollme Inc. reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the company deceived some consumers about how it accesses and uses their personal emails.
An email management company will be required to delete personal information it collected from consumers as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company deceived some consumers about how it accesses and uses their personal emails.
The time has come to take a closer look at loot boxes. The FTC’s workshop, Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes, begins at 10:00 ET today. Moments before the start time we’ll post a link to the live webcast.
According to musical legend, a buddy of songwriter Jim Weatherly commented that his girlfriend was leaving on the “midnight plane to Houston.” The buddy was Lee Majors of Six Million Dollar Man fame and his girlfriend (and later wife) was actress Farrah Fawcett. Mr. Weatherly filed...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop to examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes”—in-game rewards players can buy or earn while playing a video game.WHEN:Wednesday, August 7, 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET (Doors open at 8:45 a.m. ET)WHERE:Constitution...
The FTC is sending refund checks and PayPal payments totaling more than $802,000 to 12,140 consumers as part of a settlement with the operators of a St. Louis-based scam that tricked consumers into buying unnecessary technical support services.
Additional defendants involved with student loan debt relief schemes have been permanently banned from selling debt relief services pursuant to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alleged that they tricked consumers into paying illegal upfront fees in hopes of reducing or...
The Federal Trade Commission is urging consumers affected by Equifax’s 2017 data breach to consider signing up for the free credit monitoring offered as part of the settlement. A new FTC blog post notes that because of high interest in the alternative cash payment under the settlement, consumers...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 53,595 refund checks totaling $748,070 to consumers nationwide who signed up for an online auction kit that was supposed to be free, but wasn’t. The kit actually cost consumers up to $59.95 per month if they failed to cancel a trial membership in a business...
In their complaint against Madera Merchant Services and B&P Enterprises, the Federal Trade Commission and the Ohio Attorney General allege that the companies generated and processed remotely created payment orders (RCPOs) or checks that allowed many unscrupulous merchants,...
For members of the videogame industry, loot boxes are no game. They’re a serious part of the revenue stream. But do loot boxes – grab bags of digital goodies bought with in-game virtual currency or real money – raise consumer protection concerns? What about the potential impact on...
In their complaint against Educare Centre Services, Inc. and Tripletel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission and Ohio Attorney General allege that the companies sold sham credit card interest rate reduction services to consumers through telemarketers, including Dominican Republic-based...
The FTC has released the final agenda for its August 7, 2019 workshop that will examine consumer protection issues related to video game “loot boxes,” in-game rewards players can buy while playing a video game.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio, a federal court in El Paso, Texas shut down two schemes that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers struggling with credit card debt.  
Join us for a Common Ground Conference that brings together law enforcement, consumer groups, service providers, and community organizations to discuss strategies for understanding, preventing, and redressing fraud targeted at the older adult population of Southern California. The...
As part of its continued efforts to help make the Do Not Call (DNC) data it collects more transparent and easier for consumers to use, the Federal Trade Commission today announced the debut of a new interactive public web page con

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