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GeoCities, one of the most popular sites on the World Wide Web, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented the purposes for which it was collecting personal identifying information from children and adults. This is the first FTC case involving Internet privacy....
A recent federal court contempt citation has cleared the way for the final mailing of refund checks to victims who invested in an Internet pyramid scheme called Fortuna Alliance. This mailing brings to 15,622 the total number of consumers receiving refunds. The FTC's case against Fortuna returned...
Consumer complaints about crammers -- companies that use deceptive and unfair tactics to cram charges on consumers' phone bills --- are rising rapidly, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In the past 10 months, 6,000 consumers from across the country have contacted the agency to complain...
An administrative law judge has upheld Federal Trade Commission charges that ads claiming that Doan's pills are more effective in relieving back pain than other over-the-counter pain relievers are unsubstantiated and false. Judge Lewis F. Parker's order would bar Novartis Corporation and Novartis...
Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final consent agreements with the following entities: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Volkswagen of America, Inc. (including its Audi of America division); Lou Fusz Automotive Network, Inc.;...
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Ashland, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ads for the Valvoline Company's Teflon-containing TM8 Engine Treatment product were false and unsubstantiated. Valvoline is an unincorporated division of Ashland. The terms of the settlement will bar Ashland from making...
Two major automobile manufacturers and five St. Louis, Missouri-area dealerships have signed agreements with the Federal Trade Commission to end alleged practices of omitting or burying key cost information in small and at times unreadable print in their lease advertisements. The settlement...
Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has ruled on an application for approval of a transaction from the following:
Marketers of some of the most popular exercise equipment on the market today have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they made exaggerated weight-loss claims in their infomercials or other product advertising. According to the FTC, touting the purported weight-loss benefits...

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