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FTC Takes Action against Second VoIP Service Provider for Facilitating Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider Alcazar Networks Inc.

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FTC Names Two Additional Defendants in Its Case Against Zurixx Real Estate Investment Training Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection have named two additional defendants in their case against the operators of the Zurixx real estate investment training scheme. The FTC and the Division allege that Zurixx used deceptive promises of big profits in live sales...
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FTC to Hold Virtual Workshop Exploring Digital “Dark Patterns”

The Federal Trade Commission will host a virtual workshop on April 29, 2021 to examine digital “dark patterns,” a term that has been used to describe a range of potentially manipulative user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps. “Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop” will...
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National Consumer Protection Week 2021 Begins Sunday, February 28

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state, and local agencies, consumer groups, and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 23 rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) , held February 28 – March 6, 2021. NCPW is a coordinated campaign designed to focus...
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FTC Report Cites Benefits of International Cooperation On Antitrust and Consumer Protection Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report examining ways to enhance cooperation between the FTC and overseas competition and consumer protection authorities in order to maximize the effectiveness of the FTC’s enforcement efforts. The report cites expert testimony from hearings the Commission...

Coming Events

Mar 1

Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

Join us for a Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!
Mar 4

“Slam the Scam” Twitter chat on avoiding Coronavirus and imposter scams (in Spanish)

Join at 1pm EST for our chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.
Mar 4

CFPB and AARP Fraud Watch Network webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults

Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults. We’ll focus on avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams and COVID-19 related scams.

Past Events

Feb 24

Acting Chair Slaughter panelist at OECD Competition Open Day Keynote Panel

Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate as a panelist at the OECD Competition Open Day Keynote Panel: Competition Policy in the Economic Recovery. The event is virtual and is open to the public and the media. Join via: https://oecd-events.org/competition-open-day-...
Feb 12

Cmr. Wilson keynote at Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado flagship conference

Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in a keynote panel at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado flagship conference. The event is virtual and is open to the public and media. Please see the event link: https://siliconflatirons.org/events/topics-in-law-and-...
Feb 10

Acting Chair Slaughter keynote at Future of Privacy Forum: 11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers

Acting Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will provide keynote address at the Future of Privacy Forum: 11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers. To register use the following link: https://fpf.org/pppm2021/.