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In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its efforts to stop precious metals investment scams and inform consumers how to avoid them.
The head of an operation that enabled telemarketers to make illegal robocalls, call phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and mask Caller ID information, is permanently banned from telemarketing and robocalling under a settlement with the federal government.
The Federal Trade Commission has moved to close down a multi-million dollar telemarketing fraud that targeted U.S. seniors across the nation, scamming tens of thousands of consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, has settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to pitch home security systems.
The operator of a bogus precious metals investment scheme that bilked millions of dollars from investors, including many senior citizens, is permanently banned from selling any investment opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
In a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge ordered the arrest and incarceration of Paul Navestad, known legally as Paul Richard Jones, for violating a court order requiring him to pay more than $20 million for his role in a phony government grant scheme.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge in Florida has issued a contempt order against Bryon Wolf and Roy Eliasson, two key individuals who operated a deceptive marketing scheme since 2009.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General will hold a press conference on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 10:30 am ET in Orlando, Florida, to announce a joint law enforcement action against an operation that allegedly used illegal robocalls to trick senior consumers...
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Cramming unauthorized charges onto phone bills violates the FTC Act, of course. But depending on the circumstances, cases like that also can result in criminal prosecution. Two brothers who bilked consumers out of millions as part of a cramming scam are now behind bars – giving a...
There’s not much talk anymore about the Generation Gap – at least not in terms of crazy teens and their rock ‘n’ roll music. But there’s another kind of Generation Gap that has the FTC concerned: the compliance gap between the established standards of the National Do Not Call...
We’re not lyricists, but had the 1972 hit “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” been addressed to defendants in FTC actions, here’s our proposed rewrite:You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.
You don’t spit into the wind.You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger.And you don’t engage in...
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The Trade Regulation Rule Pursuant to the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992 (the “900-Number Rule,” or the “Pay-Per Call Rule”) was adopted by the Commission pursuant to the requirements of the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act of 1992. The Pay-...
Under these plans, sellers ship merchandise such as books, compact discs or tapes automatically to their subscribers, and bill them for the merchandise, if they do not expressly reject the merchandise within a prescribed time.
The Rule, issued in 1975, requires sellers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through the mail, via the Internet, or by phone to have a reasonable basis to expect that the sellers can ship within the advertised time frame, or, if no time frame is specified, within 30 days. The...