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FTC, Law Enforcement Partners Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

The FTC and its U.S., state, and local law enforcement partners announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country that are responsible for more than one billion calls.

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FTC Sends $68,000 in Refund Checks to Consumers Who Bought Lights of America LED Light Bulbs and Filed a Claim

The Federal Trade Commission is sending a second round of refund checks, totaling more than $68,000, to consumers who bought Lights of America LED light bulbs and filed a claim. The FTC sued Lights of America Inc. and related defendants for violating federal law by misrepresenting the light output...
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FTC Chairman Supports Common Understanding of G7 Competition Authorities on Competition and the Digital Economy

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons has issued the following statement about the Common Understanding of G7 Competition Authorities on Competition and the Digital Economy , which France’s competition authority, the Autorité de la Concurrence, released today following the G7 Finance...
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FTC Returns More than $708,000 to Consumers and Businesses Tricked Into Paying for Unordered Light Bulbs and Cleaning Supplies

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,615 checks totaling $708,586 to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other consumers who were tricked into paying for overpriced office supplies—including light bulbs and cleaning supplies—that they did not order. The average refund amount is $196...
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FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The COPPA Rule, which first went...

Coming Events

Jul 24

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Iowa

Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on July 24 at 1:00 pm CT to learn about:The top scams reported in IowaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you can use to help people in your communities protect their identity and report identity theftSpeakers will include...
Aug 7
District Of Columbia

Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine consumer protection issues related to video game loot boxes at a public workshop on August 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Loot boxes are in-game rewards that contain a random assortment of virtual items (loot) to assist a player...
Aug 15

Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business

A one-day public workshop in Atlanta focused on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance. Designed for business owners, advertising and marketing executives, and attorneys, the program features a roster of experts discussing established consumer protection and...

Past Events

Jul 16
District Of Columbia

Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on July 16, 2019 to examine ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and is seeking research focused on such limitations.
Jul 16
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Wilson gives opening remarks at FTC’s Nixing the Fix Workshop

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will deliver opening remarks at the FTC’s Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions. Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 12:30 p.m.
Jul 11

Cmr. Phillips fireside chat at U.S. Chamber of Commerce data privacy summit

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate in a fireside chat at the #DataDoneRight summit on data privacy. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St., NW, Washington, DC, 11:20 a.m.