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FTC, State of Maine File Contempt Action against Dietary Supplement Marketers

Defendants allegedly violated 2018 final order requiring scientific evidence for disease claims

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New FTC Data Shows that the FTC Received Nearly 1.7 Million Fraud Reports, and FTC Lawsuits Returned $232 Million to Consumers in 2019

New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that FTC actions led to more than $232 million in refunds to consumers across the country in 2019. A core part of the FTC’s mission is to return money to consumers who are harmed by illegal business practices. Over the last four years,...
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FTC Seeks Public Comment on Par Petroleum Corp.’s Application to Modify Agreement to Store Petroleum Products at Barbers Point Terminal in Hawaii

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Par Petroleum Corp. to modify the Amended Honolulu Terminal Agreement. Prior approval of the modification to the agreement is required under the FTC’s May 15, 2015 final order settling charges that Par’s $107...
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Advertising Practices Associate Director Mary K. Engle Leaving the FTC

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that Mary K. Engle, currently the Associate Director of the Division of Advertising Practices , will be retiring from the Commission at the end of this month, after 30 years of service to the Commission and consumers. “Consumers...
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Overseas Payment Processor and its Former CEO Settle FTC Allegations That They Enabled a Deceptive “Free Trial” Offer Scheme

A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against them. The complaint alleges that they engaged in unlawful conduct that enabled a deceptive “free trial” offer scheme by U.S.-based defendants. “Transact Pro helped scammers drain...

Coming Events

Jan 23

Cmr. Rohit Chopra panelist at Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak on a panel on safeguards in the digital world at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Davos Congress Centre, Talstrasse 49a, Davos Platz, Switzerland. The event will be livestreamed at https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-...
Jan 24

Cmr. Rebecca Kelly Slaughter keynote speaker at UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter keynote speaker at UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy, “Algorithmic Criminal Justice” Symposium. Los Angeles, CA 4:00PM (Pacific Standard Time) 
Jan 28
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You Don't Say: An FTC Workshop on Voice Cloning Technologies

On January 28, 2020, staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine voice cloning technologies that enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice. Advances in artificial intelligence and text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis have allowed researchers to create a...

Past Events

Jan 22

Cmr. Rohit Chopra panelist at Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak on a panel on global innovation and regulation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Davos Congress Centre, Talstrasse 49a, Davos Platz, Switzerland. The event will be livestreamed at https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-...
Jan 16

Cmr. Wilson keynote at the Council for Affordable Health Coverage conference

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will deliver the keynote address at the Council for Affordable Health Coverage conference titled, “The Price of Good Health: 2020 and Beyond.” International Spy Museum, 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC
Jan 13

Cmr. Phillips fireside chat at the TechFreedom privacy forum

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate in a fireside chat at the TechFreedom privacy forum titled, “Will Children’s Privacy Break the Internet?” U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, 110 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington, DC