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The Federal Trade Commission sued Xlear, Inc., a Utah-based company, for violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act, alleging that it falsely pitched its saline nasal sprays as an effective way to prevent and treat COVID-19. In its lawsuit against Xlear, Inc. and its owner, the FTC is asking a...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its latest report to Congress on protecting older adults, which highlights updated findings from the Commission’s fraud reports showing trends in how older adults report being affected by fraud.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on legislation to modify the FTC’s authority and address other pressing issues facing the agency.
WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will host PrivacyCon 2021 to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET WHERE:
The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agenda for its sixth annual PrivacyCon event, which will be held online on July 27, and will include a focus on the privacy and security risks associated with algorithms, online advertising, and the Internet of Things.
The Federal Trade Commission charged an online marketer with falsely promising consumers that he could quickly deliver facemasks and other personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, then failing to deliver on customers’ orders or offer cancellations or refunds.
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Arkansas sued the operators of a “blessing loom” investment program, alleging that it has operated as an illegal pyramid scheme that bilked tens of millions of dollars from thousands of consumers, and targeted African Americans and harmed people...
The medical director of California-based Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc., agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he took part in deceptively advertising a $23,000 treatment plan as a scientifically proven way to treat COVID-19. Dr. Stephen Meis will be barred from making similar...
The acting heads of the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have sent joint notification letters to the nation’s largest apartment landlords, which collectively own more than 2 million units, reminding them of their obligations under the ongoing national...
In testimony today before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on its work to protect consumers from scams and frauds related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission updated lawmakers on its efforts to combat scams and address other consumer issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while urging lawmakers to ensure the agency has the authority it needs to prohibit illegal conduct and...
The Federal Trade Commission staff issued a report highlighting the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report addresses challenges consumers face during the pandemic and details the Commission’s strategy to combat COVID-related fraud and other consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to...
La Chairwoman Interina de la Comisión Federal de Comercio Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, efectuó la siguiente declaración con respecto a la promulgación de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense de 2021: "Para los millones de estadounidenses que han sufrido un golpe financiero debido al COVID-19, la...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter issued the following statement regarding the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: “For the millions of Americans who have taken a financial hit because of COVID-19, help is on the way in the form of much needed...
During the transition to the new Administration and given the unprecedented volume of HSR filings for the start of a fiscal year, the Federal Trade Commission, with support from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will be reviewing the processes and procedures used to grant...
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., over allegations it misled consumers about the level of security it provided for its Zoom meetings and compromised the security of some Mac users.
The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a new consumer education blog post with the National Association of Attorneys General, offering tips on how to recognize and avoid vaccine-related scams. According to the post, with COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, scammers will not be far behind, and...

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