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These operations conned thousands of consumers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.
A settlement obtained by the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General permanently shuts down an Orlando-based operation that bilked seniors by using pre-recorded robocalls to sell them supposedly free medical alert systems.
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), una corte federal de distrito de Miami ha ordenado la clausura temporaria de una operación de cobranza de deudas fantasmas que engañó y maltrató a miles de consumidores hispanohablantes de todo el país con la intención de...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to collect money they did not even owe. According to...
A group of marketers who allegedly tricked consumers into buying phony health insurance are permanently banned from selling healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for consumers to submit comments regarding the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) through November 13, 2014. On July 31, 2014, the FTC announced that it had begun a review of the TSR, as part of its systematic review of the Commission’s...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court halted a telemarketing scheme that tricked senior citizens by pretending to be part of Medicare, and took millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts without their consent. As part of its ongoing work to protect every community from...

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Discusses whether statutory and catalog sales exemption from definition of telemarketing applies to seller that solicits inbound calls in response to mailed catalogs, but does not complete a sale during the call.

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Long Beach may be the second busiest port in the U.S., but it’s the #1 destination right now if you have clients in the debt collection industry. The FTC-CFPB Roundtable, Debt Collection & the Latino Community, begins at 9:00 PT and you can watch the webcast live.
It’s called ROSCA – the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act – and it prohibits marketers from charging consumers for an online transaction unless the marketer has clearly disclosed all material terms of the deal and received the consumer’s express informed consent. Your e-commerce...
At the FTC, we consider policy developments or proposed rule changes one rung at a time. An integral step in that process is the public comment period. If you have clients interested in two matters pending at the FTC, they have more time to put pen to paper.
A.       This company just settled a case with the FTC for Do Not Call violations and deceptive promises that its purported educational products would improve kids’ grades and standardized test scores.Q.       What is WordSmart?
A box of light bulbs. A case of cleaner. Another box of light bulbs. Ordinary supplies that businesses and nonprofits of all sizes use every day. If these things arrive at your office doorstep, someone in your company or organization must have ordered them, right? And when the bill...

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The offer of "Free" merchandise or service is a promotional device frequently used to attract customers. When making "Free" or similar offers all of the terms and conditions upon which one can receive and retain the “Free” item should be set forth clearly and conspicuously at the...