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FTC Sends More Than $16 Million in Refunds to Victims of Bogus Debt Relief Operation

The Federal Trade Commission is sending more than $16 million to individuals who lost money to a debt relief scam that targeted tens of thousands of consumers facing financial difficulty.

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FTC Testifies At an Oversight Hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee

The Federal Trade Commission testified today at an oversight hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition, including its efforts to combat frauds designed to take advantage of consumers during the...
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FTC Acts Against Online Sellers That Falsely Promised Fast Delivery of Facemasks and Other Personal Protective Equipment

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against three online merchandisers for failing to deliver on promises that they could quickly ship products like face masks, sanitizer, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuits allege that the companies...
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FTC Alleges Merchant Cash Advance Provider Overcharged Small Businesses Millions

A leading provider of merchant cash advances used deception to lure small business customers, then regularly withdrew money from their accounts without consent even after the customers had repaid the money they owed, according to a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. The FTC’s complaint against...
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FTC Sues California Marketer of $23,000 COVID-19 “Treatment” Plan

The Federal Trade Commission charged a California-based company called Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc. with deceptively advertising a $23,000 treatment plan as a scientifically proven way to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. According to the FTC’s complaint , Golden Sunrise...

Coming Events

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.
Oct 2
District Of Columbia

2nd Marketing Science-FTC Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the journal Marketing Science will co-organize the second edition of a one-day conference to bring together scholars that are interested in issues at the interface of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the...
Nov 5

Thirteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will virtually host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s...

Past Events

Aug 6

Working Together to Serve Diverse Communities: A Virtual Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central TimeThursday, August 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central TimeBlack, Latino, and other communities of color have been affected by the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its exacerbation of economic...
Aug 5

Working Together to Serve Diverse Communities: A Virtual Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central TimeThursday, August 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central TimeBlack, Latino, and other communities of color have been affected by the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its exacerbation of economic...
Aug 5

FTC Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

FTC Chairman Joe Simons, Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips, Rohit Chopra, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and Christine S. Wilson will testify virtually before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The hearing is titled “Oversight of the Federal Trade...