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As part of its ongoing crackdown on misleading endorsements in advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has charged the home security company ADT LLC with misrepresenting that paid endorsements from safety and technology experts were  independent reviews.
Consumers who tuned in to programs like the Today Show, Daybreak USA, and local newscasts may have caught interviews with guests billed as “The Safety Mom,” a home security expert, or a tech expert.  Among the products they reviewed was ADT’s Pulse Home Monitoring System.  Describing...
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted some of its civil penalty dollar amounts in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, which directs federal agencies to increase civil penalties under their jurisdiction to account for inflation at least once every four years....
Amicus brief of the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau supporting reversal and providing the agencies’ combined knowledge and expertise on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and its application to the collection of debts after the statute of...
The Trade Regulation Rule Pursuant to the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992 (the “900-Number Rule,” or the “Pay-Per Call Rule”) was adopted by the Commission pursuant to the requirements of the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992.  The Pay-Per...
To the FTC and our 74 local, state, federal, and non-profit partners, March 2nd through 8th is National Consumer Protection Week.  But when you think about it, it’s a time for businesses to celebrate, too.  It’s just that National Shout-Out to Companies that Tell the Truth, Honor...
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Over the last year, the Federal Trade Commission has continued aggressive enforcement of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by bringing or resolving nine debt collection cases, according to the agency’s annual summary of debt collection activities.
The awards season may be over for the entertainment industry, but it’s time for consumer protection to take its turn on the red carpet. (Of course, no one should ever have to ask “Who are you wearing?”  A quick look at the label and a search in the FTC’s RN Database will provide that...
The operator of a bogus precious metals investment scheme that bilked millions of dollars from investors, including many senior citizens, is permanently banned from selling any investment opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), en colaboración con 74 agencias federales, estatales y locales, grupos de consumidores y organizaciones nacionales, celebra la Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor que comienza el domingo 2 de marzo y continúa hasta el sábado 8...
At first, consumers thought it was their lucky day.  They had received text messages announcing they had won a $1,000 gift card from a major retailer.  But they ended up with their hopes in the tank – in this case, CPATank, Inc., and Eagle Web Assets, Inc., the latest defendants to...
A group of affiliate marketers has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they took part in a scheme that bombarded consumers with tens of millions of spam text messages that lured consumers with phony gift card offers, and then directed recipients to deceptive websites.The Chicago-...
The “Inc.” after a company’s name can provide certain legal protections, but let’s get one thing clear:  It’s not a shield that corporate officers can hide behind to avoid personal liability for violations of the FTC Act.  A decision by the U.S.
An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 8,352 checks averaging $91.14 each to consumers who were deceived into paying unnecessary “convenience fees” to Jacob Law Group, PLLC, on behalf of debt buyer Security Credit Services, LLC.
The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.
The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.

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