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In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its efforts to fight fraud, noting that during the past year the agency has obtained judgments totaling more than $11.9 billion to consumers harmed by deceptive and unfair business practices.
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials will host a conference tomorrow in Washington, DC, to examine how we can best protect donors from fraud and deception in this changing landscape.
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a workshop on June 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., to examine the consumer privacy and security issues posed by automated and connected motor vehicles.The workshop will feature opening remarks by...
A membership reward service called Upromise, aimed at consumers trying to save for college, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a Federal Trade Commission order requiring the company to make disclosures about its data collection and use and to...
Three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The court order resolving the FTC’s allegations also...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Nebraska Senate on proposed legislation that would reduce or eliminate licensure requirements for certain occupations in Nebraska.
The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to strengthen enforcement cooperation on cross-border fraud matters.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 561 checks totaling more than $148,000 to people who lost money to Payday Support Center, a debt relief scheme that targeted people with outstanding payday loans. The defendants are banned from promoting or selling debt relief services under a federal court...
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials have announced a final agenda for the Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity conference. The conference will examine issues related to ensuring that consumers have confidence when making...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of an invention-promotion scam, World Patent Marketing, with deceiving consumers and suppressing complaints about the company by using threats of criminal prosecution against dissatisfied customers.At the FTC’s request, a federal court...
Sage Automotive Group – nine Los Angeles-based auto dealerships, their holding and management companies, and two individuals – has agreed to pay more than $3.6 million for return to consumers in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive and unfair sales and financing...
The operators of a telemarketing scheme charged with bilking millions of dollars from consumers, many of whom are seniors or military veterans on fixed income, will pay approximately $7.5 million in consumer redress under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission will host its third FinTech forum on Thursday, March 9 in Berkeley, California, focusing on artificial intelligence and blockchain. The event is free and open to the public. It will be webcast live at https://www.youtube.com/citris/live. More details can be found on...
A Texas-based distributor of pulley block systems will stop making misleading unqualified claims that its products are made in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission told the House Small Business Committee today that the agency is committed to protecting consumers and educating small businesses on ways to keep consumer data secure.Testifying on behalf of the Commission, Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen outlined the Commission’s...
A debt relief company and its principals who allegedly misled consumers and charged illegal advance fees will be banned from those practices under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Think consumers are the only ones harmed by phishing scams? It’s not just a problem for computer users but also for the businesses that the scammers are impersonating. And people who have been scammed may look to the business that was impersonated for help.
Imposter scam complaints surpassed identity theft for the first time as the second most common category of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network in 2016, according to the agency’s ne
In a study released today, the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTech) reports that most major online businesses are using proper email authentication technology to prevent phishing emails, but few of these businesses are taking full advantage of the...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement today on the FCC’s issuance of a temporary stay of a data security regulation:

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