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FTC Approves Final Administrative Consent Order with Marketer of Product Falsely Claiming to Prevent or Treat COVID-19

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final administrative consent order settling charges that a California-based marketer of a supplement called Thrive, whic

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FTC Announces New Fraud Reporting Platform for Consumers: ReportFraud.ftc.gov

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website, ReportFraud.ftc.gov, where consumers can easily report fraud and all other consumer issues directly to the FTC. At ReportFraud.ftc.gov, consumers will find a streamlined and user-friendly way to submit reports to the FTC about scams, frauds,...
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Lois Greisman, FTC’s Associate Director for Marketing Practices, Receives 42nd Annual Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership

Lois Greisman, Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Marketing Practices (DMP), today received the 2019-2020 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership , presented by the American University’s Key Executive Leadership Programs. The award recognizes career executives in...
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FTC Data Shows Big Jump in Consumer Reports about Scams Originating on Social Media

Newly released data from the Federal Trade Commission reveal that there has been a surge in reports from people who say they lost money to a scam that started on social media, including a spike of these complaints in the spring at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data released by the FTC shows...
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FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

The Federal Trade Commission’s annual report to Congress on protecting older adults, issued today, provides a detailed look at the scams that most often affect adults over 60, as well as the FTC’s research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers—a top priority...

Coming Events

Oct 29

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business

The newest edition of Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business, a public workshop on truth-in-advertising law, social media marketing, data security, business-to-business fraud, and other business basics, is set to debut — virtually — in Cleveland on October 29...
Nov 5

Thirteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will virtually host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...
Nov 6

Thirteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will virtually host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...

Past Events

Oct 20

Cmr. Slaughter will participate in a panel at 2020 Aspen Forum Goes Virtual

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in a panel titled “Antitrust and the FTC in the Next Administration” at 2020 Aspen Forum Goes Virtual. Register here: https://www.tpiaspenforum.tech/about. Agenda and speaker bios are available via the following link: https://...
Oct 13

Jeremy Sandford will represent Cmr. Christine S. Wilson at the Efficiency Claims and Analysis in Antitrust, LCA Webinar

Jeremy Sandford will represent Commissioner Christine S. Wilson on a panel at a webinar discussion given by LCA Consultores, Brazil. The discussion will be efficiencies related. The webinar is open to the public and media. 8:00 AM EDT. Please register via the following link: https://...
Oct 9

Cmr. Slaughter participates as David E. Nelson Keynote Speaker at BCLT Privacy Forum, Women in Security and Privacy panel

Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate as the David E. Nelson Keynote Speaker at the BCLT Privacy Forum, Women in Security and Privacy panel entitled, A View from the Federal Trade Commission. To learn more about the event, please visit: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/...