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FTC to Launch Campaign to Help Small Businesses Strengthen Their Cyber Defenses

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.

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FTC Approves Final Consent Order in Telomerase Activation Sciences Deceptive Advertising Case

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling deceptive advertising charges against Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and Noel Patton (collectively, TA Sciences). According to the FTC’s February 2018 complaint , TA Sciences lacked the...
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FTC Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in 11 States Test Prompt Compliance with Funeral Rule Disclosure Requirements

Federal Trade Commission investigators, working undercover in 11 states, found failures to disclose pricing information required by the FTC’s Funeral Rule in 29 of the 134 funeral homes they visited during 2017. The FTC conducts undercover inspections to monitor funeral homes’ compliance with the...
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FTC Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Providing Update of Agency’s Efforts to Combat Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission today updated a U.S. Senate committee on the agency’s continued efforts to combat unwanted and illegal telemarketing robocalls. According to the testimony, consumers are justifiably frustrated by such calls and submitted more than 4.5 million complaints about robocalls...
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FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that Bollman Hat Company Made Deceptive ‘Made in USA’ and Certification Claims

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Pennsylvania-based Bollman Hat Company has agreed to stop deceptive use of its “American Made Matters” certification and marketing materials. First announced in January 2018, the...

Coming Events

Apr 24

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Wyoming

Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Wyoming Attorney General's Office for a webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Wyoming on April 24, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MTLearn about:the top scams reported in Wyomingtips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid...
Apr 26

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Hawaii

Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Hawaii on April 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 am HST.Learn about:the top scams reported in Hawaiitips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and recover from identity theftfree...
Apr 30

Keeping Your Small Business Safe in the Digital Age

The FTC’s Midwest Region, together with the Small Business Administration’s Illinois District Office and the Chicago Better Business Bureau, is hosting a half-day event to help small businesses protect against cyber threats and keep their data safe. Last year, the FTC held several...

Past Events

Apr 18

FTC testimony before Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee regarding Efforts to Combat Illegal Calls (Robocalls)

Lois Greisman, Associate Director of the FTC’s Division of Marketing Practices, will testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Efforts to Combat Illegal Calls (Robocalls). Senate Russell Building, Room 253, Washington, DC.
Apr 13

Acting Chmn. Maureen K. Ohlhausen on Enforcers Roundtable at the ABA Spring Meeting

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will participate in the Enforcers Roundtable at the ABA Spring Meeting. Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Apr 11

Cmr. McSweeny panelist on “Big Data: Big Deal or No Deal?” at the ABA Spring Meeting

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will participate in the panel, “Big Data: Big Deal or No Deal?” at the ABA Spring Meeting. Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC