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  The Federal Trade Commission today reiterated that despite the claims made in e-mails circulating on the Internet, consumers should not be concerned that their cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketers in the near future, and that it is not necessary to register cell phone numbers on...
Commission approval of staff comments: The Commission has approved the filing of comments by the staffs of the Bureau of Competition, the Bureau of Economics, and the Office of Policy Planning with Rep. Bill Seitz of the Ohio House of Representatives concerning Ohio House Bill 306 (HB 306).
Shoe discounter DSW Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its failure to take reasonable security measures to protect sensitive customer data was an unfair practice that violated federal law. According to the FTC, DSW’s data-security failure allowed hackers to gain access...
The Federal Trade Commission staff today sent warning letters to 34 Web site operators making claims that products advertised as natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy will prevent or treat diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, or osteoporosis. The warning letters advise these...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operator of a Vancouver, Canada-based telemarketing operation with targeting elderly U.S. consumers in connection with offering nonexistent foreign bonds and supposed cash prizes.
Superior Mortgage Corp., a lender with 40 branch offices in 10 states and multiple Web sites, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable security for sensitive customer data and falsely claiming that it encrypted data...
Commission approval of final consent orders: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Partners Health Network, Inc. The Commission vote to approve the final consent order was 4-0. (FTC File No.041-0100; the staff...

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