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Commission approval of report to Congress – The Commission has approved the issuance of a report to Congress regarding the Do Not Call Registry for Fiscal Year 2007. The report, which is available now as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, has been submitted to the U.S. House of...
In testimony on behavioral advertising, the Federal Trade Commission today told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that "the issues surrounding this practice are complex ... the business models are diverse and constantly evolving, and ... behavioral advertising may...
Financial institutions and creditors are now required to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs under the new "Red Flags Rules." The Red Flags Rules are part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003. Under these Rules, financial institutions and...
When parents or guardians are considering finding a residential treatment program for a troubled teenager, the decision is often a difficult one. While residential treatment programs may appeal to families, some of whom are looking for a less-restrictive alternative to incarceration or...
Commission approval of Federal Register notice- Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the publication of a notice in the Federal Register amending the Appliance Labeling Rule with regard to the labeling requirements for metal halide lamp fixtures.
An operator who used deceptive earnings promises to recruit consumers for a multi-level marketing operation that was a pyramid scheme has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the operation was illegal and violated federal law. The settlement bars the defendant from participating...
A new Federal Trade Commission report on alcohol marketing and youth examines industry efforts to reduce the likelihood that alcohol advertising will target those under the legal drinking age of 21. It also announces a new system for monitoring alcohol industry compliance with self-regulatory...
Putting a new twist on an old scam, con artists are posing as government officials when they tell consumers they have won a sweepstakes prize. Crooks also take advantage of Internet technology, which can make it appear that they are calling from Washington, DC, or the consumer’s hometown while they...
Two payday loan lead generators have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their Internet advertising stated payday loan costs and repayment periods without disclosing annual percentage rate (APR) information as federal law requires. The settlements require the respondents to...
Commission approval of joint amicus brief filing – The Commission has approved the filing of an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Altria v. Good et al., No. 07-562 (U.S. S. Ct.). The brief, which was filed on June 18, 2008 jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office...
The Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of Privacy Protection will co- host a half-day public workshop in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, on how businesses can secure personal information and protect the privacy of consumers and employees.
Speaking at the 21st Annual Western Conference of the Rutgers University Center for Research in Regulated Industries in Monterey, California on June 18, Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic presented his plan for assessing how well the agency is fulfilling the destiny that Congress...
Commission approval of Federal Register notice - The Commission has approved publication of a Federal Register notice announcing final amendments to the agency's Fuel Rating Rule. The notice, which will be published soon and is available now on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release,...
The Federal Trade Commission is urging consumers to be cautious of potential charity scams in connection with the recent floods and tornadoes that have caused damage in the Midwest.
Commission extension of public rebuttal comment period: The Commission has approved the extension of the public rebuttal comment period related to the Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RNPR) in connection with the Business Opportunity Rule. In the notice, the FTC announces that rebuttal...

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