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FTC Sues to Block Proposed Acquisition of Two Memphis-Area Hospitals

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint, and authorized a suit in federal court, to block the proposed $350 million acquisition by Memphis-based

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FTC Approves Administrative Complaint Against Supplement Marketer Health Research Laboratories, LLC

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Part 3 administrative complaint against dietary supplement marketer Health Research Laboratories, LLC (HRL), its owner and officer Kramer Duhon, and Whole Body Supplements, LLC (WBS) for making unsubstantiated claims that their supplements—The Ultimate...
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Student Loan Debt Relief Scammer Brandon Frere Agrees to Settle FTC Charges

Student loan debt relief scammer Brandon Frere and his companies, including Ameritech Financial, have entered into an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges they misled approximately 40,000 consumers about lowering their student loan debt. According to the FTC’s 2018...
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FTC Alleges Mobile Banking App Misled Users About Access to Their Funds, Failed to Deliver on Promised High Interest Rates

The Federal Trade Commission sued the operators of a mobile banking app, alleging that they falsely promised users high interest rates on their accounts and “24/7” access to their funds. In a complaint filed in federal court, the FTC alleges that Beam Financial Inc. and its founder and CEO Yinan Du...
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FTC Warns Frank Financial Aid to Stop Potentially Misleading Marketing Directed to Students Seeking Coronavirus Financial Relief

The Federal Trade Commission has sent a warning letter to a company that markets financial aid prep assistance to post-secondary students, notifying the company that it could potentially be misleading consumers about access to a coronavirus relief program. The letter to the operators of Frank...

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Nov 19

Cmr. Christine Wilson will give a lecture on competition at King’s College London

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will give a lecture on competition at King’s College London. The event is virtual and open to the public and media. To join the event use the following link:
Nov 18

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Pennsylvania

This event will be held online.You're invited to a free, one-hour webinar about Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Pennsylvania on November 18 at 2:00 PM ET.Here's what's on the agenda:Pennsylvania Fraud and Identity Theft ReportsThe Latest Scams and How to Avoid...
Nov 16

Q & A Session 3: Topics in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - HSR Rulemaking Initiative

These one-hour virtual events are intended to facilitate a robust and thoughtful set of public comments, which are due 60 days after publication of the FTC’s rulemaking proposals in the Federal Register. Commission staff from the Premerger Notification Office and the Compliance...