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FTC Approves Final Order Barring Company from Making Unsubstantiated Claims Related to Products’ “Brain Training” Capabilities

Focus Education is barred from unsupported claims regarding Jungle Rangers’ ability to permanently improve children’s cognitive abilities, school performance, and behavior

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National Mortgage Servicing Company Will Pay $63 Million to Settle FTC, CFPB Charges

A national mortgage servicing company will pay $63 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charges that it harmed homeowners with illegal loan servicing and debt collection practices. The FTC and CFPB allege that Green Tree Servicing LLC made illegal and...
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Cardinal Health Agrees to Pay $26.8 Million to Settle Charges It Monopolized 25 Markets for the Sale of Radiopharmaceuticals to Hospitals and Clinics

In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation’s healthcare markets, the FTC announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. has agreed to resolve charges that it illegally monopolized 25 local markets for the sale and distribution of low-energy radiopharmaceuticals and forced hospitals and clinics...
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FTC Approves Final Order Barring AmeriFreight from Deceptively Touting Online Consumer Reviews and Failing to Disclose Incentives It Provided to Reviewers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with AmeriFreight , an automobile shipment broker, which stops the company from touting its highly rated online reviews while failing to disclose that the company compensated consumers to write them...
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FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop

On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by the proliferation of online and mobile peer-to peer business platforms in certain sectors of the economy, often referred to as the “ sharing economy .” The...

Coming Events

Apr 21

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

New America Media & the Federal Trade Commission invite you to an ethnic media news briefing:
Apr 24

Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...
May 19
Georgia

Obstacles to Economic Opportunity: A Joint Conference of the FTC and the NAACP Examining Frauds that Affect the African American Community

The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...

Past Events

Apr 16

Robocalls Twitter Chat

Have questions about the FTC’s challenges? Join our Twitter Chat to ask staff! Patty Hsue from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available for 60 minutes to answer your questions about DetectaRobo and Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back.Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #...
Mar 3

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 Twitter Chat

The FTC will host a Twitter chat on the topic of Imposter Scams, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week 2015. Follow @FTC to track the conversation and tweet #NCPW2015 to join us/ask questions. Please see FTC Twitter chats to learn more about how our chats work...
Mar 1

National Consumer Protection Week 2015

Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions...