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In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to fight tech support scammers who trick people into believing their computer has problems, and then charge them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary, worthless, or even harmful services. The testimony outlined...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders against two Las Vegas auto dealers that misrepresented the cost of cars in advertising. In June 2015, TC Leadership LP, doing business as Planet Hyundai, and JS Autoworld Inc., d/b/a Planet Nissan,...
The operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions of dollars for technical support services they did not need and software that was otherwise free. Under the settlement, Pairsys, Inc., and its owners,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its Opinion and Final Order against Ohio-based ECM BioFilms, Inc., finding that the company acted deceptively by making false and unsubstantiated environmental claims about its product, a chemical additive that supposedly would make treated plastics...
The Federal Trade Commission plans to begin a study of the U.S. sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes. To conduct the study, the agency would issue information requests to e-cigarette marketers and would use the information as a basis for a report on the...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General, a federal court has found FTC defendant Robert Douglas Krotzer in contempt of court for violating a 2012 final order that required him to turn over $732,480 to compensate victims of his phony “alcoholism cure” scam.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 23,406 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to consumers who lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight-loss claims.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 6,832 checks totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who lost money to a health insurance scam.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2016 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The fees will not increase, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está entablando una acción legal contra unos comercializadores con base en Florida que promocionaron engañosamente sus suplementos de pérdida de peso como una alternativa comparable a la cirugía de bypass gástrico y que luego amenazaron...
The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against the Florida-based marketers of a line of weight-loss supplements who allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce “gag clause” provisions against consumers to stop them from posting negative reviews and...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Monday, September 21, in Washington, DC, to examine advertising for OTC homeopathic products. The event is free and open to the public, and more details can be found in the press release announcing it.
A West Virginia auto dealer, Ramey Motors Inc., has agreed to pay a $80,000 civil penalty to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit brought in 2014.
The California-based marketers of a software application for mobile devices and personal computers have agreed to stop making deceptive claims that their “Ultimeyes” app can improve users’ vision in order to settle FTC charges. Under the terms of a proposed settlement with the FTC, Carrot...
El personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha enviado cartas de advertencia a cinco proveedores de sellos de certificación medioambiental y a 32 negocios que están usando dichos sellos, para alertarlos sobre las preocupaciones
The Federal Trade Commission today posted the agenda for its upcoming workshop to examine advertising for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic products. The event is on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Washington, DC, and is free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to five providers of environmental certification seals and 28 businesses using those seals, alerting them to the agency’s concerns that the seals could be considered deceptive and may not comply
A California-based online entertainment network has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it engaged in deceptive advertising by paying “influencers” to post YouTube videos endorsing Microsoft’s Xbox One system and several games. The influencers paid by Machinima, Inc., failed to...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está enviando por correo cheques de reembolso a consumidores que perdieron dinero comprando los suplementos dietarios Speak y Speak Smooth que fueron comercializados engañosamente implicando su probada eficacia para tratar los...

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