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New FTC Staff Report Outlines Impact of Fraud on Communities of Color

New research in a staff report from the Federal Trade Commission shows a number of key differences in the way that fraud and other consumer problems affect communities of color, from the types of problems reported to the methods used to pay scammers.

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FTC Sends Refunds to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Supplements to Treat Pain and Age-related Health Conditions

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund payments totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who bought three supplements deceptively marketed as treatments for pain and other health conditions related to aging. According to an FTC complaint filed in April 2020 , the marketers of Neurocet,...
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FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its latest report to Congress on protecting older adults, which highlights updated findings from the Commission’s fraud reports showing trends in how older adults report being affected by fraud. The report, Protecting Older Consumers, 2020-2021, A Report of...
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New FTC Staff Report Outlines Impact of Fraud on Communities of Color

New research in a staff report from the Federal Trade Commission shows a number of key differences in the way that fraud and other consumer problems affect communities of color, from the types of problems reported to the methods used to pay scammers. The new report, “Serving Communities of Color,”...
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FTC Stops Deceptive Prison Calling Scheme, Requires Operator to Notify Consumers About Unlawful Conduct as Part of Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has halted a scheme that deceived friends and family of incarcerated people with false promises of unlimited minutes for inmate calling plans that, in reality, did not provide a single minute of talk time. As part of a settlement with the FTC, the scheme’s operators are...

Coming Events

Oct 21

Open Commission Meeting – October 21, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission will hold an open meeting of the Commission virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. ET.The following items were on the agenda for the October 21st Commission meeting:Business Before the Commission
Nov 4

Fourteenth 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 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...
Nov 5

Fourteenth 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 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...

Past Events

Oct 1

Cmr. Slaughter keynote at: "National Advertising Division Conference."

Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be the keynote speaker at: “National Advertising Division Conference.” Register and join at: https://bbbprograms.org/programs/nad/conference2021/agenda/3.
Sep 30

Cmr. Phillips panelist at the 48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy

Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips participates in a panel discussion titled "Panel 3: Navigating Global Mergers in a World of Disparate Policy and Enforcement: What are the Real Guidelines?" at the 48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy hosted by the Fordham...
Sep 30

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Delaware

You're invited to a free, one-hour webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Delawareon September 30 at 2:00 PM ET. Here's what's on the agenda: