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The Federal Trade Commission today issued an enforcement policy statement explaining how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats, including “native” ads that look like surrounding non-advertising content.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció demandas y órdenes judiciales propuestas que les prohíben a cuatro tiendas minoristas de todo el país etiquetar y anunciar productos textiles de rayón como fabricados con “bambú” y les exige el pago de multas administrativas por...
The Federal Trade Commission announced complaints and proposed court orders barring four national retailers from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as made of “bamboo,” and requiring them to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 774 checks totaling more than $444,000 to consumers who lost money to a business directory scam.
A federal court has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission to shut down a tech support scam that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $17 million by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple and other major tech companies.
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting older Americans from fraud in testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
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...
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 has announced the final agenda for its October 30 workshop in Washington, D.C., “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 64,607 checks totaling $1.5 million to consumers who lost money to an online operation that illegally debited their bank accounts when they sought payday loans.
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...
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed verifiable parental consent method that Riyo, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.The deadline for comments has been extended to Sept. 14,...
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la FTC, el último demandado restante de una demanda judicial de la FTC que refutó las declaraciones falsas o infundadas efectuadas para promocionar un conjunto de supuestas aplicaciones de “detección de melanoma” queda sujeto a una prohibición que le...
The final defendant remaining in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit challenging false or unsubstantiated claims for a set of purported “melanoma detection” apps is barred from making any further deceptive health claims about his products under a settlement with agency.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ha prohibido a un grupo de comerciantes de California utilizar las falsas ofertas de "prueba gratuita sin riesgos" para vender productos para el cuidado de la piel por Internet. A petición de la Comisión, una corte federal de distrito expidió una orden de...
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a group of marketers in California from using allegedly bogus “risk free trial” offers to sell skincare products online. At the Commission’s request, a federal district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the defendants halting their...
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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...

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