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In a comment provided to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), staff of the Federal Trade Commission responded to the FCC’s request for input on potential mechanisms to address erroneously blocked robocalls, without imposing undue harm on callers and consumers.
The operators of a computer tech support scam are permanently banned from the tech support business as part of a settlement to resolve charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio that the defendants tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses and...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 7,583 checks totaling more than $2.2 million to people who lost money to a telemarketing scheme offering business coaching services. As alleged in the FTC’s complaints, the defendants falsely promised consumers they would earn substantial income from home-...
InfoCision, Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based company that has made millions of calls to consumers nationwide on behalf of charitable organizations, has agreed to pay a $250,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its telemarketers misled consumers by falsely saying they were not...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court ordered that the assets of the operators of an alleged tech support scam be used to reimburse consumers who lost money to the defendants’ scheme.
Three individuals and the company they control have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers in a telemarketing scheme that took millions of dollars from thousands of people who were trying to start home-based Internet businesses.  The settlement order bans...
A Utah woman who allegedly helped telemarketers bilk money from consumers is banned from telemarketing, payment processing, and selling grant and business opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2017. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most telemarketing calls.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal judge has banned the operators of a fraudulent investment scheme from selling investments and ordered them to pay more than $6.5 million for return to consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court in Orlando to halt an alleged credit card interest-rate reduction scam that, the FTC alleges, deceived numerous consumers struggling with credit card debt.
Two brothers and the companies they ran have settled a federal district court complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and litigated by the Department of Justice, that charged them with running a telemarketing operation that made millions of illegal robocalls promising consumers energy...
The operators of two tech support scams have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware, and then charged them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs.The defendants will be permanently...
The Federal Trade Commission today told a U.S. Senate Special Committee that the agency is continuing its efforts on behalf of American consumers to combat illegal telemarketing robocalls through aggressive law enforcement, initiatives to spur technological solutions, and robust consumer education...
A Utah-based operation that helped allegedly deceptive telemarketers take millions of dollars from consumers’ credit card accounts will be banned from the payment processing business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has ended an operation whose telemarketers in Peru used deceptive and abusive tactics to sell products for learning English to Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a flood insurance scam targeting those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), homeowners and renters are getting fraudulent robocalls telling them their flood premiums are past...
The operators of a telemarketing scheme that pitched phony business and grant opportunities have agreed to be banned from those lines of business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged that they targeted seniors, veterans, and debt-laden consumers with the scam.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending email notices to people who are eligible for partial refunds from a tech support scheme. The operators agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that they deceived hundreds of thousands of people.

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