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You’ve got lots of needs as a business owner – among them, supplies you rely on from square-dealing vendors. But what if the vendor misleads your staff about the price or quantity of those supplies, hits you with a huge invoice you didn’t authorize, and then tries to pressure you...
According to the musical “Grease,” some things go together like “rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong.” Some other things go together, too. They’re easier to pronounce, but do much more harm to consumers. What do we have in mind? Bogus weight loss claims and deceptive “free” trial...
Why is it your business if identity theft victims can get free personal recovery plans and other help that makes it easier for them to report and recover from identity theft?  Here’s an answer: Because it’s good business – for you, your customers, your employees, and your community...
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...
Two people walk into a deli and both order a pastrami on rye. When the check arrives, one is charged $8. The other is surprised to get a bill for $15.99. That’s not the start of an old Henny Youngman joke. It’s an analogy that raises some of the issues in the FTC’s proposed $2.95...
The Beatles were right: One does get by with a little help from one’s friends – but that’s not always a good thing. A partial settlement just announced by the FTC sheds light on the unsavory cooperative relationship between certain shadowy data brokers and the scammers who buy their...
The online ads offer consumers a “risk-free trial” of skincare products from companies that claim to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A- rating. How could that possibly be deceptive or unfair? Let us count the ways.

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Two Maine-based marketers of weight-loss supplements and their owners will surrender substantial personal and business assets and will be prohibited from making deceptive claims about health products and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under a settlement reached with the Federal Trade...
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia (en inglés) para los medios de comunicación con la Directora Asociada de la FTC Malini Mithal tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 21 de octubre de 2015 Hora: 4:00 p.m. ET (Hora del Este) Número para conectarse a la teleconferencia: (800) 288-8976,...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Associate Director Malini Mithal was held: Date: October 21, 2015 Time: 4:00 p.m. ET Mithal and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
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.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha acusado a una operación de intermediación de datos por la presunta venta ilegal de información financiera de solicitantes de préstamos de día de pago a una operación fraudulenta que se apropió de millones de dólares de los...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a data broker operation with illegally selling payday loan applicants’ financial information to a scam operation that took millions of dollars from consumers by debiting their bank accounts and charging their credit cards without their consent.
Defendants’ app installed malware that left phones with drained batteries, depleted data plans

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