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Federal Trade Commission investigators, working undercover in five states, found failures to disclose timely itemized pricing information, as required by the Funeral Rule, in 17 of the 90 funeral homes they have visited since 2018.
Dear Multi-Level Marketer. Stop it. Stop all promotions that push your products by claiming they prevent or treat COVID-19. Stop all misleading or unsubstantiated promotions that push your business opportunity by claiming people can earn substantial income peddling your products. The...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has sent six letters warning multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) to remove and address claims about their products’ ability to treat or prevent coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) or about the earnings people who have recently lost income can make, or both...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided its 2019 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its enforcement and related activities regarding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (...
FTC staff sent the latest round of warning letters to 35 businesses alleged to have made unsubstantiated coronavirus prevention or treatment claims. What they sold diverges widely – IV vitamin treatments, products containing silver, patches purporting to block electromagnetic...
The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sent letters warning 35 more marketers nationwide to stop making unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can treat or prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This is the sixth set of warning letters the FTC has...
A developer of apps that are popular with children has agreed to pay $150,000 and to delete personal information it illegally collected from children under 13 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations.
A large-scale scam involving phony unemployment benefits claims has been making headlines. Criminals, possibly based overseas, are filing claims for benefits, using the names and personal information of people who have not lost their jobs. The investigation is ongoing, but this much...
The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting three monetary exemption thresholds for inflation in its Franchise Rule. The thresholds are used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption from the Rule. The Rule requires franchisors to disclose key information prospective...
Ante la llegada de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico prevista para este mes, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está alertando a la gente acerca de la importancia de prepararse para las emergencias ofreciendo recursos gratuitos disponibles en inglés y en español.
The Federal Trade Commission is alerting people to the importance of emergency preparedness with free resources, in English and Spanish, as the Atlantic hurricane season gets under way this month.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing full refunds totaling nearly $149,000 to 1,310 consumers who bought ReJuvenation, a product deceptively marketed as a cure-all for a range of age-related ailments including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, and deafness.The FTC has additional...
Ostriches get a bad rap. The popular perception is that the species Struthio camelus bury their heads in the sand. But, in fact, they flee from perceived danger at speeds that top 60 miles per hour. An FTC proposed settlement with a payment processor that ignored signs that certain...
A payment processor that allegedly ignored clear warning signs its client was operating an unlawful business coaching and investment scheme will be barred from processing payments in the business coaching field under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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