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FTC Approves Final Order Barring Company from Making Unsubstantiated Claims Related to Products’ “Brain Training” Capabilities

Focus Education is barred from unsupported claims regarding Jungle Rangers’ ability to permanently improve children’s cognitive abilities, school performance, and behavior

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FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop

On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by the proliferation of online and mobile peer-to peer business platforms in certain sectors of the economy, often referred to as the “ sharing economy .” The...
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds FTC Order that Found McWane, Inc. Unlawfully Maintained Monopoly in Domestic Pipe Fittings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems, unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the domestic...
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FTC Testifies on Identity Theft, IRS Imposter Scams Before Senate Special Committee on Aging

In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission detailed the agency’s ongoing education and outreach efforts to combat identity theft , including tax identity theft and Internal Revenue Service imposter scams. “Millions of consumers are victimized by identity thieves each year,...
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FTC Chairwoman Releases 2014 Annual Highlights

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2014 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar year. “With over 150 law enforcement actions taken and $640 million in consumer redress ordered,...

Coming Events

Apr 21

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

New America Media & the Federal Trade Commission invite you to an ethnic media news briefing:
Apr 24

Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...
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...

Past Events

Apr 16

Robocalls Twitter Chat

Have questions about the FTC’s challenges? Join our Twitter Chat to ask staff! Patty Hsue from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available for 60 minutes to answer your questions about DetectaRobo and Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back.Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #...
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...