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FTC Sues Online Trading Academy for Running an Investment Training Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has sued the California-based investment training scheme Online Trading Academy (OTA), led by Eyal Shachar.

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Operator of Fraudulent Debt Collection Scheme Settles With FTC, New York

The operator of a debt collection scheme has settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General that he and the companies he controlled lied to consumers about how much debt they owed and used illegal scare tactics to collect it. Under the settlement, Robert Heidenreich,...
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FTC Sends Refund Checks to Tech Support Scam Victims

The Federal Trade Commission will begin sending refunds totaling more than $1.7 million to consumers who were victims of a tech support scam. The scam tricked consumers into buying tech support services by claiming their computers were infected with viruses, malware, or other security breaches. The...
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FTC Refunding Consumers Defrauded by Cognitive Improvement Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 27,174 refund checks totaling over $551,000 to consumers who purchased deceptively marketed “cognitive improvement” supplements. According to the FTC’s April 2019 complaint , between August 2012 and January 2017, twelve corporate and four individual...
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FTC Releases 2019 Privacy and Data Security Update

The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual privacy and security update for 2019 , highlighting a record year for enforcement actions aimed at protecting consumer privacy and data security. For example, the Commission levied a $5 billion penalty —the largest consumer privacy penalty ever...

Coming Events

Mar 9
Tennessee

Heartland Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission will host a Heartland Common Ground Conference, in cooperation with the Offices of the Attorney General for the States of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, on March 9 and 10, 2020, at the University of...
Mar 10
Tennessee

Heartland Common Ground Conference

The Federal Trade Commission will host a Heartland Common Ground Conference, in cooperation with the Offices of the Attorney General for the States of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, on March 9 and 10, 2020, at the University of...
Mar 18
District Of Columbia

Vertical Merger Guidelines Workshop

Past Events

Feb 21
Virginia

Cmr. Chopra keynote at George Mason Law Review Twenty-Third Annual Antitrust Symposium

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will provide keynote remarks at the George Mason Law Review Twenty-Third Annual Antitrust Symposium. George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, 3301 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA
Feb 19

Cmr. Slaughter participates in #kidtech podcast at Monitor Studios

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in a #kidtech podcast at Monitor Studios.
Feb 10

Cmr. Wilson speaker at the American Bar Association panel on Veritcal Merger Guidelines

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will speak at an American Bar Association panel discussing Vertical Merger Guidelines. Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Ave., NW, Washington, DC