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The Federal Trade Commission sued two companies to stop them from continuing to deceive consumers with false claims that their pills are scientifically proven to alleviate joint pain by growing new bone and cartilage.
In February 2020, the FTC filed a complaint against ZyCal Bioceuticals, a company that marketed a line of joint pain relief products under the brand name Ostinol. The same complaint includes allegations against another company Excellent Marketing Results, Inc. (EMR), which marketed a...
You’ve heard of the holder-in-due-course doctrine. An FTC settlement with two Oregon-based businesses introduces the folder-in-due-course doctrine: the principle that it’s illegal to make misleading claims to induce small businesses to buy advertising space in promotional folders. It’...
Two Oregon-based media production companies and their owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively pitched “exclusive” advertising placements to small businesses and misled them about when the ads would be printed and distributed. The stipulated court order...
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, in support of the President’s FY 2021 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2021 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2020 and FY 2021, and Performance Report...
A new update from the Federal Trade Commission shows that fake check scams led to reported individual median losses of nearly $2,000 – losses far higher than on any other of the top ten scams reported to the FTC. According to the new data analysis, consumers in their twenties are more than twice as...
In February 2020, two Oregon-based media production companies and their owner agreed to settle FTC charges that they deceptively pitched “exclusive” advertising placements to small businesses and misled them about when the ads would be printed and distributed. The order settling the...
A court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to preliminarily halt a scheme in which the defendants operated hundreds of websites that promised a quick and easy government service, such as renewing a driver’s license, or eligibility determinations for public benefits....
A court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to preliminarily halt a scheme in which the defendants operated hundreds of websites that promised a quick and easy government service, such as renewing a driver’s license, or eligibility determinations for public benefits. Following an...
The sellers of a pill called ReJuvenation settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively claimed that their product is a virtual cure-all for age-related ailments—including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, blindness, and deafness—and even aging itself.The orders...
It can be one of the biggest expenditures a consumer makes. It’s a uniquely sensitive transaction. And it’s covered by an FTC Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Funeral Rule as part of the agency’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.The Funeral Rule, enacted in 1982, protects consumers from unfair and deceptive practices in the sale of funeral...
In January 2020, the sellers of a pill called ReJuvenation settled FTC charges that they deceptively claimed that their product is a virtual cure-all for age-related ailments—including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, blindness, and deafness. The orders settling the FTC...

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