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Law enforcement authorities on both sides of the border have moved to halt a Vancouver-based telemarketing scam targeting senior citizens in the United States. At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. District Court in Seattle has ordered a temporary halt to the deceptive...
An Internet business that bragged about the "high quality" of the templates it sold to help produce false identity documents has been ordered to halt the sales by a U. S. District Court at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. "False identification templates . . . are used to facilitate...
The Federal Trade Commission and the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry and United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading announced today that representatives of the three organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate enhanced law enforcement cooperation in the...
Seattle, Washington-based Wade Cook Financial Corporation and Wade Cook Seminars, Inc. (collectively, "WCFC"), marketers and promoters of stock market investment seminars, have agreed to affirmatively disclose in future advertising and promotional materials their actual trading record for all of...
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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has unanimously upheld a Federal Trade Commission decision ordering the maker of Doan's Pills to run corrective advertising. The Court's opinion denied Novartis Corporation's appeal of the 1999 FTC order requiring it to include in...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the second part of its report on online profiling by network advertisers. The Commission unanimously applauded the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) for developing an innovative self-regulatory proposal which addresses the privacy concerns consumers have...
Quality Maintenance Supplies, Inc., based in Chicago, and its principal, Joanne M. Drobut, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they shipped and billed consumers for unordered maintenance supplies. The case was filed in federal district court as part of "Operation Misprint,"...
In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission, Toysmart.com ("Toysmart") has agreed to settle charges the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting to consumers that personal information would never be shared with third parties and then disclosing, selling, or...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced today that representatives of both commissions have signed two agreements to facilitate enhanced law enforcement cooperation in the consumer protection area between the United States and...
Operators of a group of Online pharmacies that promoted themselves touting medical and pharmaceutical facilities they didn't actually have and making privacy and confidentiality assurances they didn't keep, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their promotional claims were...

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