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FTC Launches New Website Dedicated to Economic Liberty

New web pages on the Federal Trade Commission’s website will highlight the work of the agency’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, which Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency.

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FTC Obtains Court Order Against Envelope-Stuffing Scheme

An envelope-stuffing operation is banned from selling business and work-at-home opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission . The settlement resolves FTC charges that David S. Brookman and his companies falsely told people they could earn up to $5,000 per week by stuffing and...
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Debt Collector Will Pay $2 Million to Settle FTC Charges

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has ordered Timothy L. Ford , the president of Commercial Recovery Systems Inc. (CRS), to pay a $2 million civil penalty for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by falsely threatening debtors. The court judgment resolves a case...
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FTC Approves Final Consent Order with Online Company Charged with Deceptively Tracking Consumers Online and Through Mobile Devices

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final settlement with a Redwood City, California company over charges that it deceived consumers by tracking them online and through their mobile applications even after consumers took steps to opt out of such tracking...
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Marketers of ‘NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System’ Settle FTC Charges

The marketers of a weight-loss system advertised as using “breakthrough technology” and “personalized supplements” to help consumers permanently lose “20 to 40+ pounds in 40 days” without significantly cutting calories, have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that the claims were...

Coming Events

Apr 24
District Of Columbia

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Docket No. 9372, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. EDT
Apr 25

Helping Reentrants Become Informed Consumers

Free Resources on Money Management and Fighting ScamsThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) work for consumers through law enforcement and consumer education. People going through reentry can be particularly targeted by scams as they...
Apr 26
District Of Columbia

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Docket No. 9372, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. EDT

Past Events

Apr 21
District Of Columbia

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell

Hearing In the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Docket No. 9372, Before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. EDT 
Apr 20

Cmr. McSweeny keynote at the 21st Annual Symposium, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Commissioner McSweeny will be presenting the keynote address at the 21st Annual Symposium, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 215 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 12:45 p.m. PDT  
Apr 20
District Of Columbia

Hearing in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell

Hearing In the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Docket No. 9372, Before Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. EDT