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The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment. When military families make a...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) le ha radicado cargos contra dos operadores de “escuelas secundarias” en línea que declaran ser legítimas pero que en realidad no son más que “fábricas” de diplomas que cobran entre $135 y $349 por un certificado inservible.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against two operators of online “high schools” that claim to be legitimate but are alleged to be little more than diploma mills charging anywhere from $135 to $349 for a worthless certificate. In its federal court complaints, the FTC alleges that...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha presentado una demanda contra los operadores de DeVry University alegando que los anuncios de DeVry engañaron a los consumidores respecto de la probabilidad de que los estudiantes pudieran encontrar trabajo en sus respectivos campos...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell was held: Date: Jan. 27, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. ET Ramirez, Mitchell and FTC and Department of Education staff took questions from the media about their actions.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Veterans Administration signed a Memorandum of Agreement to further their ongoing efforts to stop fraudulent and deceptive practices targeted at U.S. service members, veterans and dependents who use military education benefits.
Ashworth College has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it misrepresented to students that they would get the training and credentials needed to switch careers or get a new job, and that the course credits they earned would transfer to other schools. In reality, many programs...
The principal owners of two Florida-based online diploma mills are permanently banned from marketing and selling academic degrees under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Educational services company WordSmart Corporation and its president have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed the company’s programs to the parents of school-age children in advertising that included a television infomercial featuring quiz show host...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Florida has temporarily halted a diploma mill that allegedly grossed more than $11 million from marketing and selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide.
The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and several other federal agencies, announced a new complaint process to gather input from veterans, servicemembers, and their families pursuing higher education through Post 9/11 GI Bill and other...
The Federal Trade Commission testified before a U.S. Senate Committee regarding the agency’s law enforcement and educational efforts to combat deceptive and unfair practices that impact servicemembers and their families.
The Federal Trade Commission revised its Vocational School Guides, which advise against deceptive marketing practices by businesses that offer vocational training.  
(Corrected to provide Amended Complaint)Three companies and three individuals marketing fake international driver’s permits (IDPs), college and university diplomas, academic transcripts, and related materials have settled charges that they engaged in deceptive behavior. The proposed settlement...