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FTC Returns Money to Consumers in Online ‘Yellow Pages’ Scam

The FTC is mailing 3,133 checks totaling more than $87,000 to consumers who lost money to the Your Yellow Book scheme, which allegedly bilked money from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, religious schools, and charitable organizations.

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FTC Acts to Halt Vemma as Alleged Pyramid Scheme

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted an alleged pyramid scheme, Vemma Nutrition Company , that lures college students and other young adults with the prospect of getting rich without having a traditional 9-to-5 job. The FTC seeks to stop the operation,...
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FTC Seeks Public Input in Review of Eyeglass Rule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides , the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Ophthalmic Practice Rules (Eyeglass Rule). Issued in 1978, the Rule helps promote competition in the eyeglass...
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FTC Seeks Public Input in Review of Contact Lens Rule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides , the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Contact Lens Rule. The Rule, effective since August 2004, helps to promote competition in the contact lens market...
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Statement from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Appellate Ruling in the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Matter

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement in response to a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, regarding the FTC’s case against Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for allegedly failing to reasonably protect consumers’ personal information...

Coming Events

Sep 9
California

Start with Security - San Francisco

The FTC's first “Start With Security” conference is scheduled for September 9, 2015, in San Francisco, and is co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law. It is part of a business education initiative designed to provide companies with practical resources...
Sep 21
District Of Columbia

Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on September 21, 2015 to evaluate advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic products. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including medical professionals, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and...
Sep 29
Texas

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the second of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Dallas, TX, on September 29, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15.  The third will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 18.

Past Events

Jul 15

Military Consumer Twitter Town Hall

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 15!Share Military Consumer with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. You might even want to host your own military consumer event.Use the promotional tools and free resources to get the word out. Be sure to be a part of the Military...
Jun 15
New York

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York State Attorney General will host a “Debt Collection Dialogue” in Buffalo, NY, on June 15, 2015. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will deliver...
Jun 11

Twitter Chat

The @FTC will host a Twitter Chat with staff attorneys from the Forking Path Co. case at 2:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation and submit questions using #AskFTC. Staff will be online for 60 minutes.