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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 Action: Scammers Banned from Selling Healthcare Products

A group of scammers who falsely promised consumers new Medicare cards in order to obtain their bank account numbers and debit their accounts will be banned from selling healthcare-related products and services under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlements resolve charges the...
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FTC Announces Workshop to Examine Online Lead Generation

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education. Lead generators identify or cultivate consumer interest in a product or service, and sell the consumer “lead”...
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FTC Takes Action Against LifeLock for Alleged Violations of 2010 Order

FTC asserts LifeLock failed to institute security program and misled consumers about its identity protection services
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FTC Will Keep Consumer Product Warranty Rules in Current Form with Some Modifications

The official version of the Federal Register Notice announcing the Commission’s final action with respect to its review of the Interpretations, Rules, and Guides under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2015. The official version, approved by a 4-1...

Coming Events

Sep 9

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

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.