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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 Charges Lending Club with Deceiving Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the LendingClub Corporation with falsely promising consumers they would receive a loan with “no hidden fees,” when, in actuality, the company deducted hundreds or even thousands of dollars in hidden up-front fees from the loans. “This case demonstrates the...
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FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendment to Privacy Act Notices

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed modifications to its system of records notices under the Privacy Act to ensure the Commission can disclose records to another agency in the event of a data breach. The Privacy Act authorizes federal agencies to adopt routine uses of...
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FTC and FCC to Co-Host Expo on April 23 Featuring Technologies to Block Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068. FTC Chief of Staff Svetlana Gans and FCC Chief of...
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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...

Coming Events

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 26

Cmr. McSweeny keynote speaker at Annual MIT/Georgetown Law Privacy Technology and Legislation Symposium

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be the keynote speaker at the Annual MIT/Georgetown Law Privacy Technology and Legislation Symposium. Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Gewirz 12, Washington, DC
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 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 23

Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo co-hosted by FTC and Federal Communications Commission

The FTC and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo. Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC
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.