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FTC Charges Telemarketing Operation with Misleading Job Seekers and Making Millions of Illegal, Unsolicited Calls

The FTC has charged a telemarketing operation and its owners with making millions of illegal, unsolicited calls about educational programs to consumers who submitted their contact information to websites promising help with job searches, public benefits, and other unrelated programs

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FTC Returns Nearly $315,000 to Consumers Who Bought Worthless Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Programs

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 305 checks totaling $314,945 to consumers who paid up-front for worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs pitched by Payless Solutions using illegal robocalls. According to the FTC’s complaint , filed jointly with Florida’s Office of the Attorney...
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FTC Announces Amendments to Rule Providing Model Forms and Disclosures To Facilitate Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Federal Trade Commission has approved publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the rescission of several model forms and disclosures under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) transferred rulemaking authority...
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FTC Staff Issues FY 2016 Report on Branded Drug Firms’ Patent Settlements with Generic Competitors

A new Federal Trade Commission staff report found that, despite a considerable increase in the total number of final Hatch-Waxman patent settlements in FY 2016, significantly fewer settlements included the types of reverse payments that are likely to be anticompetitive. This report is the Bureau of...
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Statement by Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman on District Court Ruling in Agency’s Monopolization Case against Qualcomm

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued this statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling yesterday that Qualcomm Inc.’s licensing practices relating to its modem chips violate Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act...

Coming Events

May 31

Cmr. Phillips gives opening keynote at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give the opening keynote address at the Global Antitrust Economics Conference, New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY, 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Jun 11
District Of Columbia

Online Event Tickets Workshop

The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but has been rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown.The workshop will explore consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as concerts and sporting events...
Jun 12

FTC Hearing #14: Roundtable with State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission will hold the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. This will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

Past Events

May 23

Cmr. Slaughter panelist at Competition Policy and Regulation Conference

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate as a panelist at the Competition Policy and Regulation: Pressures in a Globalised Economy Conference. London, United Kingdom, 9:30am BST.
May 21

Cmr. Slaughter keynote speaker at 9th EDPD 2019 Conference

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will give the keynote at the 9th EDPD 2019, European Data Protection Days Conference. Berlin, Germany, 9:10 AM CEST.
May 15

BCP Director Andrew Smith keynote speech at COMPLY 2019 Conference

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give the keynote speech on law enforcement priorities for Fintech, at the COMPLY 2019 Conference. New York, NY