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FTC and SBA Warn Operator of and Lead Generator Lendio to Stop Potentially Misleading Coronavirus Relief Loan Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission and Small Business Administration (SBA) sent warning letters to two companies that may be misleading small businesses seeking SBA loans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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FTC Halts Deceptive Payday Lender That Took Millions From Consumers’ Accounts Without Authorization

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a payday lending enterprise with deceptively overcharging consumers millions of dollars and withdrawing money repeatedly from consumers’ bank accounts without their permission. A federal court has entered a temporary restraining order halting the operation...
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FTC Sends Letters Warning 50 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19

The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sent letters warning 50 more marketers nationwide to stop making unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can treat or prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This is the fifth set of warning letters the FTC has...
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Active Duty Servicemembers are More likely to Report Identity Theft than Other Adults, New FTC Data Shows

Active duty servicemembers are 76 percent more likely than other adults to report that an identity thief misused existing accounts, such as a bank account or credit card, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s latest Consumer Protection Data Spotlight . The data, which is based on complaints...
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FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Smart Lock Maker

The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with a Canadian company related to allegations it falsely claimed that its Internet-connected smart locks were designed to be “unbreakable” and that it took reasonable steps to secure the data it collected from users. Tapplock,...

Coming Events

Jul 13

Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule

This event will be held online only. It will be webcast live and will be viewable on the FTC’s website. Further information about the event and how it can be viewed will be provided soon.
Jul 21
District Of Columbia

PrivacyCon 2020

The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted...
Sep 22
District Of Columbia

Data To Go: An FTC Workshop on Data Portability

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.

Past Events

May 19

Coronavirus Scams: How Advocates Can Help Webinar

Scammers are taking advantage of fears around the coronavirus. Your organization and your staff may be affected, just like your clients are. Join us for a webinar to learn about coronavirus-related scams and how advocates like you can help your clients avoid these scams while also...
May 18

Cmr. Wilson fireside chat videoconference by The Federalist Society

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in a fireside chat via videoconference held by The Federalist Society, discussing FTC Hot Topics, regulatory reform, privacy, and antitrust. The meeting is open to the public and media/press.
May 11

Chmn. Simons participate in teleconference forum held by House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will participate in a teleconference forum held by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee. The forum will discuss critical consumer protection issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee plans to...