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New FTC Data Shows that the FTC Received Nearly 1.7 Million Fraud Reports, and FTC Lawsuits Returned $232 Million to Consumers in 2019
New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that FTC actions led to more than $232 million in refunds to consumers across the country in 2019. A core part of the FTC’s mission is to return money to consumers who are harmed by illegal business practices. Over the last four years,...
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FTC Seeks Public Comment on Par Petroleum Corp.’s Application to Modify Agreement to Store Petroleum Products at Barbers Point Terminal in Hawaii
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Par Petroleum Corp. to modify the Amended Honolulu Terminal Agreement. Prior approval of the modification to the agreement is required under the FTC’s May 15, 2015 final order settling charges that Par’s $107...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that Mary K. Engle, currently the Associate Director of the Division of Advertising Practices , will be retiring from the Commission at the end of this month, after 30 years of service to the Commission and consumers. “Consumers...
Overseas Payment Processor and its Former CEO Settle FTC Allegations That They Enabled a Deceptive “Free Trial” Offer Scheme
A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against them. The complaint alleges that they engaged in unlawful conduct that enabled a deceptive “free trial” offer scheme by U.S.-based defendants. “Transact Pro helped scammers drain...
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