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FTC Sues to Stop Two Operations Responsible for Making Billions of Illegal Robocalls

Technology companies and owner knowingly facilitated neighbor-spoofed robocalls

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FTC Announces Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that the agency will hold a series of public hearings on whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement...
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FTC Approves Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Application for Sale of a Third Retail Fuel Station in Alabama

The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. , or ACT, to divest the last of the three Alabama retail fuel stations that ACT is required to divest under the FTC’s Jan. 5, 2018, order . The order settles charges that ACT’s acquisition of competitor Jet-...
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FTC Requests Public Comment on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Application to Approve Sale of Seven Fuel Stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. , or ACT, to divest seven fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to Molo Oil Company and Twin City Petroleum. Last month, the FTC began accepting public comments on ACT’s...
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Operators of Get-Rich-With-Amazon Scheme Settle with the FTC

The operators of a scheme that sold “secrets for making money on Amazon” are banned from marketing and selling business opportunities and business coaching services under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, and they will surrender millions of dollars for return to consumers. According...

Coming Events

Jun 21

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Minnesota

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Minnesota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 21 at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ETSpeakers will include...
Jun 22

Cmr. Chopra a panelist on “Digital Rights Enforcement: How Can We Make the Best Use of Digital Tools to Obtain Redress When Digital Consumers’ Rights Are Violated?”

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will participate in the panel, “Digital Rights Enforcement: How Can We Make the Best Use of Digital Tools to Obtain Redress When Digital Consumers’ Rights Are Violated?” at the Euroconsumers seminar, “Artificial Intelligence to the (Dis)advantage of...
Jun 25

Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams

As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area.  Reported scams include deceptive investment and business opportunities, bait-and-switch schemes, and deceptively marketed mining machines. The FTC has continued...

Past Events

Jun 20

Cmr. Chopra remarks on “How can antitrust help ensure the affordability of medicines?”

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak at the All Eyes on Big Data and Big Pharma event hosted by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue and BEUC at The Office, Rue d’Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, 11:00am CEST. See more information about the event.
Jun 20

Cmr. Chopra keynote speech on “The Financial Crisis 10 Years Later: Lessons (Un)Learned”

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will speak at an event hosted by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue and BEUC at L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040, Brussels, Belgium, 9:00 a.m. CEST. For more information, visit http://tacd.org/event/joint-tacdbeuc-event-on-the-financial-crisis-10-ye...
Jun 19

Cmr. Chopra a panelist on “Is AI Undermining Consumer Protection Laws?”

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will participate in the panel, “Is AI Undermining Consumer Protection Laws?” at the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Annual Public Forum, 4:45 p.m. CEST, Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit http://tacd.org/...