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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling approximately $6.3 million to consumers who bought Kevin Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” In 2009, a federal judge ordered Trudeau to repay millions of dollars to consumers after he violated a 2004...
It turns out the real estate people have been right all along. A settlement with InMobi, one of world’s largest mobile ad networks, suggests that for consumers, it really is about location, location, location – or at least honoring consumers’ location privacy preferences and not...
Singapore-based mobile advertising company InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties and implement a comprehensive privacy program to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it deceptively tracked the locations of hundreds of millions of consumers – including children – without their knowledge...
Confirms Opinion 15-1 requirement that Casket Price List must be provided before consumers view caskets, and addresses how funeral provider locations in storefronts, malls and mall kiosks may comply.
Spoiler alert: If the villains in a thriller appear to be vanquished with 20 minutes left in the movie, you can bet they’ll make a dramatic reappearance. A case filed by the FTC targets a B2B tactic that small businesses started seeing years ago, but – to quote Poltergeist II – “They...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida man and his company with bilking at least $1.3 million from newly-opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government agency, and threatening that the business will be shut down or fined unless they purchase occupational safety and...
Short of jumping into the Tardis to consult with intergalactic medical experts, how can consumers separate the hope from the hype when evaluating claims for health products? That’s where SmartClick Media’s “Doctor Trusted” website certification program claimed to help. But an FTC...
According to the FTC’s complaint, between June 2013 and October 2015 the defendants marketed and sold the “Doctor Trusted” seal and certification program to websites that primarily offered health-related products and services, such as dietary supplements.
Looking for ways to celebrate the summer solstice? Tune in to the FTC's workshop on competition and consumer protection issues in solar energy. Tomorrow, on June 21, scientists, academics, regulators, and other industry experts will come together for a series of presentations and...
The defendants behind Vast Tech Support have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission and State of Florida charges that they scammed thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by selling them bogus technical support services.
For swimmers struggling to stay afloat, imagine this good news/bad news scenario. The good news: Someone throws a life preserver in your direction. The bad news: It’s made of concrete. According to an FTC lawsuit, that’s a rough analogy to the services that Damian Kutzner, Brookstone...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming “Something New Under the Sun” workshop in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2016, examining competition and consumer protection issues raised by consumers’ growing use of rooftop solar panels to generate electric power.
The head of an unlawful debt collection operation is banned from that business under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on proposed amendments to the FCC regulations that limit robocalls to consumers.  The proposed amendments implement a recent change in the law that permits robocalls to collect debt owed to or guaranteed by...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a mortgage relief scam with bilking millions of dollars from homeowners by falsely telling them they could join a so-called “mass joinder” lawsuit that would save them from foreclosure and provide additional financial awards. “Preying on...
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio dio a conocer un informe ante el Congreso describiendo el trabajo sustancial que ha hecho la agencia para prevenir el fraude, ejercer la ley, y educar a los consumidores en las comunidades afroamericanas y latinas, y estableciendo una estrategia para continuar...

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