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Marketer Used Deceptive COVID-19 Stimulus Mailers To Lure Consumers to Used Car Sales, FTC Alleges

The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action to halt a scheme that allegedly deceived consumers with mailers supposedly directing them how to obtain federal COVID-19 stimulus benefit

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FTC Order Stops the Marketer of “Thrive” Supplement from Making Baseless Claims It Can Treat, Prevent, or Reduce the Risks from COVID-19

The California-based marketer of a supplement called Thrive, which consists mainly of Vitamin C and herbal extracts, is barred from continuing to make baseless claims that it can treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of COVID-19, under an administrative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission...
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FTC to Host Virtual Workshop July 13 on Proposed Changes to Safeguards Rule

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will host a virtual workshop to seek input on proposed changes to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act ’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program. WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2020, 9...
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Statement of FTC General Counsel Alden F. Abbott regarding Supreme Court Orders Granting Review of Two FTC Matters

Federal Trade Commission General Counsel Alden F. Abbott issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Order today granting the petitions for certiorari in the matters of FTC v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC and AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC : “We look forward to proving to the...
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FTC Sends More than $1 Million in Refunds to Victims of Student Loan Debt Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling more than $1 million to individuals who lost money to a student loan debt relief scam. American Student Loan Consolidators and BBND Marketing , which did business under other names including United Processing Center, settled FTC allegations...

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

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...
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. – 4:00 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...

Past Events

Jul 8

Cmr. Phillips gives honorary introductory remarks at a webinar held by The Federalist Society

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give honorary introductory remarks at a webinar “FTC Rulemaking: Underutilized Tool or National Nanny Renewed?” held by The Federalist Society. This expert panel will examine recent calls for the Federal Trade Commission to engage in...
Jul 2

Cmr. Wilson participates in event held by Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership discussing privacy

FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in an event held by the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership discussing privacy. The event is open to the public and media/press.
Jun 30

Cmr. Phillips participates in webinar “Antitrust in Life Sciences: US/EU, A Transatlantic Gap?"

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate in a webinar held Concurrences titled “Antitrust in Life Sciences: US/EU, A Transatlantic Gap?” The event is open to the public and media/press. Registration is required to participate.