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FTC Halts Tech Support Scam as Part of Major Initiative Focused on Older Adults Hit Hardest by These Scams

As part of a state, federal, and international crackdown on tech support scams, the Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a Utah-based scheme that tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses in order to sell them costly computer repair services.

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FTC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority to Strengthen Consumer Protection Enforcement Cooperation

The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to strengthen enforcement cooperation on consumer protection matters. The MOU was signed by FTC Chairman Joe Simons and the CMA Chairman, the Rt. Hon. Lord Tyrie...
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FTC Announces Agenda for Privacy Hearing, the 12th Session of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 12th session of its Hearings Initiative , which will occur on April 9-10, 2019 and focus on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy . FTC Chairman Joe Simons will deliver opening remarks to kick-off the two-day session. Commissioners Noah...
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FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue with Discussion of the FTC’s Role in a Changing World

What: The Federal Trade Commission will host the 11th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century . When: Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., and Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Where: FTC Headquarters 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC...
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FTC and CFPB Report on 2018 Activities to Combat Illegal Debt Collection Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau or CFPB) reported on their 2018 activities to combat illegal debt collection practices. The annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) highlights both...

Coming Events

Mar 26
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is...
Mar 26
District Of Columbia

Cmr Phillips opening remarks at FTC Hearing #11 Day 2

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will deliver opening remarks at the FTC’s Hearings Initiative: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 432, Washington, DC, 9:05 a.m. EDT
Mar 26
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Wilson a speaker at FTC Hearing #11 Day 2

FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson will speak at the 11th session of the FTC’s Hearings Initiative: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 432, Washington, DC, 10:50 a.m. EDT

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Mar 25
District Of Columbia

FTC Hearing #11: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World

The 11th session of the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings Initiative, “The FTC’s Role in a Changing World,” will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2019. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is...
Mar 25
District Of Columbia

Chmn. Simons opening remarks at 11th session of the FTC’s Hearings Initiative

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will deliver opening remarks at the 11th session of the FTC’s Hearings Initiative: The FTC’s Role in a Changing World. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 432, Washington, DC
Mar 22

Cmr. Chopra remarks at conference on Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. For more information, please visit http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/consumer-protection-age-uncertainty. University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford...