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FTC Takes Action against Second VoIP Service Provider for Facilitating Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider Alcazar Networks Inc.

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Operators of Bogus Income Scam Targeting Latinas Face FTC Settlement

The owners of a scam that targeted Latina consumers with promises of wealth and financial security are permanently prohibited from selling money-making opportunities under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In a complaint filed as part of the FTC’s Operation Income...
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FTC Order Requires Gennex Media LLC and Its Owner to Pay $146,249, and Stop Making Deceptive ‘Made in USA’ Claims

Gennex Media LLC, which sells customizable promotional products such as wristbands, lanyards, temporary tattoos, and buttons, and its owner, Akil Kurji, will settle FTC charges that they made false, misleading, or unsupported advertising claims that their “Brandnex” products were all or virtually...
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FTC Issues Orders to Five E-Cigarette Manufacturers’ Seeking Information on 2019 and 2020 Sales, Advertising, and Promotional Methods

As part of its ongoing study of the U.S. e-cigarette market, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to five manufacturers seeking information about the companies’ 2019 and 2020 sales, advertising, and promotional expenditures. The FTC sent the orders to JUUL Labs, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Vapor...
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FTC Names Two Additional Defendants in Its Case Against Zurixx Real Estate Investment Training Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection have named two additional defendants in their case against the operators of the Zurixx real estate investment training scheme. The FTC and the Division allege that Zurixx used deceptive promises of big profits in live sales...

Coming Events

Mar 3

FTC will join the BBB Serving Acadiana to present National Consumer Protection Week Webinar

FTC will join the Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana to discuss consumer frauds affecting consumers in Louisiana. You may register for this free program here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-consumer-protection-week-webinar-tickets-142022108951.
Mar 4

Acting Chair Slaughter panelist at the 20th International Conference on Competition

Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate as a panelist at the 20th International Conference on Competition: Regulate them or break them up? – The Role of Competition Policy towards Big Tech. Please register and join via the following link: https://www....
Mar 4

“Slam the Scam” Twitter chat on avoiding Coronavirus and imposter scams (in Spanish)

Join at 1pm EST for our chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

Past Events

Mar 1

Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

Join us for a Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!
Feb 24

Acting Chair Slaughter panelist at OECD Competition Open Day Keynote Panel

Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate as a panelist at the OECD Competition Open Day Keynote Panel: Competition Policy in the Economic Recovery. The event is virtual and is open to the public and the media. Join via: https://oecd-events.org/competition-open-day-...
Feb 12

Cmr. Wilson keynote at Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado flagship conference

Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in a keynote panel at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado flagship conference. The event is virtual and is open to the public and media. Please see the event link: https://siliconflatirons.org/events/topics-in-law-and-...