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Direct Marketer Agrees to Pay $8 Million for Deceiving Consumers

Company pitched snuggies and other products on TV, often billing consumers without their consent

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FTC, Multiple Law Enforcement Partners Announce Crackdown on Deception, Fraud in Auto Sales, Financing and Leasing

The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border crackdown to protect consumers when purchasing or leasing a car, encompassing 252 enforcement actions. The six new FTC cases include more than $2.6...
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FTC Halts Online ‘Yellow Pages’ Scammers

The Federal Trade Commission has halted two Canada-based schemes that defrauded small businesses and nonprofits in the United States by billing them for unwanted listings in online “yellow pages” business directories. OnlineYellowPagesToday.com The owner of a Montreal-based operation that bilked...
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FTC, Law Enforcement Partners to Announce Crackdown on Deception, Fraud in Auto Industry

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a media call on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT to announce a nationwide and cross-border crackdown on deceptive auto sales practices with multiple law enforcement partners including the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District...
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Statement of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen K. Ohlhausen regarding the Google Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission conducted an exhaustive investigation of Google’s internet search practices during 2011 and 2012. Based on a comprehensive review of the voluminous record and extensive internal analysis, of which the inadvertently disclosed memo is only a fraction, all five...

Coming Events

May 19
Georgia

Obstacles to Economic Opportunity: A Joint Conference of the FTC and the NAACP Examining Frauds that Affect the African American Community

The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...
May 19
Georgia

Scam Jam: An Evening to Empower Georgia Consumers

Join the FTC and NAACP Georgia’s Scam Jam to hear about scams that affect African American communities. Hear from experts how to spot, stop and report consumer scams – including imposter and wire transfer frauds, debt collection scams, mortgage refinance scams, business opportunity...
Nov 16
District Of Columbia

Cross Device Tracking

Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC.  While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives.  Examples include consulting...

Past Events

Mar 3

National Consumer Protection Week 2015 Twitter Chat

The FTC will host a Twitter chat on the topic of Imposter Scams, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week 2015. Follow @FTC to track the conversation and tweet #NCPW2015 to join us/ask questions. Please see FTC Twitter chats to learn more about how our chats work...
Mar 1

National Consumer Protection Week 2015

Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions...
Feb 24
District Of Columbia

Examining Health Care Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division will hold a public workshop on February 24-25, 2015, as part of the workshop series, “Examining Health Care Competition,” to study recent developments related to health care provider organization and...