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FTC Files Federal Court Actions Against Two Office Supply Schemes That Targeted Nonprofits and Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission has charged two separate office supply operations with targeting non-profit organizations and small businesses, such as child care centers, educational institutions, churches, and hospitals, and tricking them into paying for overpriced office and cleaning supplies they...
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Payment Processor Involved in The Tax Club Telemarketing Scheme Settles FTC Charges

Capital Payments LLC, an Independent Sales Organization (ISO), has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it enabled a telemarketing scheme called The Tax Club to use merchant accounts to process consumers’ credit card payments. The Tax Club allegedly bilked consumers who were...
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FTC Staff Provides Annual Letter to CFPB on Equal Credit Opportunity Act Activities

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided an annual summary to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the FTC’s activities related to the enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, or ECOA. The FTC is responsible for ECOA enforcement and education related to most non-bank...
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FTC Brings Two Actions Against Operators of Online ‘High Schools’

The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against two operators of online “high schools” that claim to be legitimate but are alleged to be little more than diploma mills charging anywhere from $135 to $349 for a worthless certificate. In its federal court complaints, the FTC alleges that these...

Coming Events

Feb 11

Cmr. Brill discusses the 2016 European Union Transatlantic Digital Agenda

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will discuss the 2016 European Union Transatlantic Digital Agenda at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. 1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC, 10:00 a.m.

Past Events

Feb 10

Cmr. McSweeny speaks at CompTIA Fly-In – Capitol Hill Speaker Series

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will speak at the CompTIA Fly-In – Capitol Hill Speaker Series. Capitol Visitors Center, East Capitol St. NE & 1st St. SE, Washington DC, 10:15 a.m.
Feb 9

Cmr. Ohlhausen speaks at FTC Up Close: Practical Considerations Related to Data Privacy, Security and Other Priorities event

FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak at the Federal Trade Commission Up Close: Practical Considerations Related to Data Privacy, Security and Other Priorities event hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, Holland & Knight and Levin College of Law – University...
Feb 9

Cmr. Brill keynote address at FTC's Start with Security Conference

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the keynote address at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security Conference. University of Washington Law School’s Technology and Public Policy Clinic and the UW Tech Policy Lab. Seattle, WA, 9:00 a.m. PST