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2015 saw the end of The Late Show with David Letterman, but his Top 10 List legacy lives on. From the home office in Washington, D.C., here is our informal take on ten topics we covered this year in the BCP Business Blog.
A small business or nonprofit gets what appears to be an invoice for a listing in an online yellow pages directory. On the face of it, it looks legit. It includes the name of an employee at the office, a copy of what the listing looks like, the “walking fingers” symbol associated with...
We don’t expect to win over fantasy sports fans, but if you’re a stats geek (and we’re proud to say we are), the FTC just published a resource that will keep you occupied for hours – and helps shape our approach to Do Not Call policy and enforcement.
Law enforcement, education, technology, crowd-sourcing. The FTC fights the battle against illegal telemarketing on every possible front – and here’s the latest development. After considering public comments, the FTC just amended the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) to protect consumers...
The search for the Death Star that will destroy illegal robocalls once and for all is still underway, but the solution is one step closer. The FTC just announced that judges have selected winners in Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back, a contest to come up with tech tools to further the...

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The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2015. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about...
Luego de cumplido un período de comentarios públicos, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha aprobado las enmiendas finales de su Regla de Ventas de Telemercadeo (TSR) que contienen un cambio que ayudará a proteger a los consumidores contra el fraude por medio de una...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by con artists and scammers. “Con...
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), los integrantes de un equipo de comercialización conformado por una madre y su hijo que engañaron a consumidores hispanohablantes y otros consumidores para que compraran falsas tarjetas de...
A mother-son marketing team who allegedly tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers into buying phony medical discount cards will be banned from selling any healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
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 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 announced that judges for its Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back contest selected a first place winner for the $25,000 cash prize for building a mobile app that blocks and forwards robocalls to a crowd-sourced honeypot.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,387 checks totaling more than $969,000 to consumers who lost money to a credit card interest rate reduction scam.
A group of scammers who falsely promised consumers new Medicare cards in order to obtain their bank account numbers and debit their accounts will be banned from selling healthcare-related products and services under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.

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