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The Federal Trade Commission has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey victims, and for those who are dealing with and recovering from, its long-term effects. In addition to the important tips and advice below, they can find more at www.FTC.gov/weatheremergencies.Wise giving...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a North Carolina debt collection operation with using intimidation and deception to take money from consumers for debts they did not owe, or that the defendants had no right to collect. A federal court temporarily halted the scheme and froze its assets at...
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.
The Federal Trade Commission is honoring Inspector Clayton E. Gerber of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with its Consumer Shield award. The Criminal Liaison Unit presents the award to recognize extraordinary work by a criminal law enforcement group in fighting consumer fraud.The U.S. Postal...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has found that the FTC is likely to prevail in its case against World Patent Marketing, an invention-promotion scheme that allegedly deceived consumers through misrepresentations about its success and the services it provided, and...
The final three of nine defendants sued for deceptively marketing dietary supplements will settle charges the FTC and the State of Maine filed in February 2017. The agencies charged the defendants with using deceptively formatted radio infomercials and print ads with fictitious endorsers to pitch...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for the upcoming Protecting Military Consumers: A Common Ground Conference, which will take place from 9:00 am to 1 pm on Sept. 7, 2017, at the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, 100 W. 1st Street, in Los Angeles.
The Federal Trade Commission will participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Centers for Disease Control. The chat will include tips about healthy contact lens wear and care habits. The FTC will also discuss consumers’ right under the Contact Lens Rule to get a copy of their prescription from...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court entered a temporary restraining order halting a deceptive work-at-home scheme. The defendants allegedly lured consumers into buying an online system, falsely promising that they would earn thousands of dollars in their spare time working...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) presentó cargos contra un grupo de comerciantes que debitaron cargos a las cuentas bancarias de los consumidores por más de $40 millones de dólares por inscribirlos en membresías de tres clubes de descuentos sin su debida autorización.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of marketers with debiting more than $40 million from consumers’ bank accounts for membership in three online discount clubs they enrolled consumers in without their authorization.
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Consumer Protection Acting Director Tom Pahl will occur as follows:Date: August 15, 2017Time: 11 a.m. ETCall-in: 800-288-8960; confirmation number 428703Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2018 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The annual fees will increase slightly from FY 2017, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a default judgment and permanent injunction halting the activities of a Florida man who allegedly peddled unnecessary tech support services under the deceptive guise of an affiliation with the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged 12 defendants with laundering millions of dollars in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts.
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment period on four recently announced proposed settlements with companies that allegedly deceptively promoted paint products as emission-free or containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including during and immediately after...
Every day American consumers report tens of thousands of illegal robocalls to the Federal Trade Commission, and now the FTC is helping put that information to work boosting industry efforts to stop unwanted calls before they reach consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved TRUSTe’s proposed modifications to its safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission, state, and local authorities will convene a conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, 2017 to help educate military consumers and train military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to address consumer fraud and other issues that affect...

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