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Universal Processing Services (UPS) of Wisconsin, LLC, a payment processor, and telemarketer Hal E. Smith and his company HES Merchant Services Company, Inc. (HES), defendants in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against a deceptive robocall credit card interest rate reduction scheme, were...
Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Nice-Pak Products, Inc., a manufacturer of wet wipes, has agreed to stop advertising moist toilet tissue as flushable unless it can substantiate that the product is safe to flush. Similarly, Nice-Pak agreed to not claim that its moist toilet...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 500,000 checks totaling approximately $3 million to consumers who lost money to diet supplement marketers who made unsupported claims that their cactus-based fruit drink, Nopalea, would treat a variety of health problems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final consent order with a company that deceptively advertised its add-on biweekly auto payment plan. National Payment Network, Inc. (NPN) is required to issue $1.5 million in consumer refunds within 30 days of service of...
Two marketers of dietary supplements have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made unfounded claims that their products could prevent or reverse gray hair. The agency is pursuing legal action in court against a third company for making similar claims.
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a court order temporarily halting a Glendale, California, operation  that allegedly used millions of illegal spam emails, along with false weight-loss claims and fake, unauthorized endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, to market its unproven...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with AmeriFreight, an automobile shipment broker, which stops the company from touting its highly rated online reviews while failing to disclose that the company compensated consumers to write them.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order barring Health Discovery Corporation from making deceptive or unsupported claims that its app, MelApp, could help diagnose or assess consumers’ melanoma risk.
Focus Education is barred from unsupported claims regarding Jungle Rangers’ ability to permanently improve children’s cognitive abilities, school performance, and behavior
(CORRECTED)A U.S. district court has ruled that LeadClick Media, an affiliate marketing network, and its parent company, CoreLogic, Inc., must turn over $11.9 million in ill-gotten gains they received from a deceptive marketing scheme that sold purported weight-loss products.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two final orders settling charges that Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (Sony) and its advertising agency at the time falsely advertised certain capabilities of the company’s PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) handheld...
The number of cigarettes sold to wholesalers and retailers in the United States declined from 273.6 billion in 2011 to 267.7 billion in 2012, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y 32 agencias colegas a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley anunciaron hoy el resultado de la Operación Anuncios Engañosos de Carros (Operation Ruse Control, en inglés), un operativo de alcance nacional y transfronterizo para proteger a...
Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border crackdown to protect consumers when purchasing or leasing a car, encompasses 252 enforcement actions.
The Federal Trade Commission has halted two Canada-based schemes that defrauded small businesses and nonprofits in the United States by billing them for unwanted listings in online “yellow pages” business directories.OnlineYellowPagesToday.comThe owner of a Montreal-based operation that bilked...
The Federal Trade Commission has granted summary decision against the operators of Jerk.com, a website that billed itself as “the anti-social network,” for deceiving users about the source of content on the website. The Commission found that the operators – Jerk, LLC (“Jerk”) and John Fanning –...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,620 refund checks totaling more than $416,000 starting today to consumers who lost money buying two skin creams marketed by L’Occitane, Inc., which falsely claimed the creams had “body slimming” capabilities. The amount each consumer receives will vary...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 17,606 refund checks totaling $954,828.31 starting today to consumers who lost money buying a supposedly superior calcium supplement marketed by Lane Labs-USA Inc. and its president Andrew Lane. The amount each consumer receives will vary based on how much...

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