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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has made four appointments to the agency’s senior leadership team.“I am delighted to appoint such a stellar group of leaders to continue the FTC’s work on behalf of American consumers,” Simons said. “Each of these highly qualified professionals has...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged two Utah individuals and their telemarketing operation with deceptively claiming their business coaching services can help consumers start home-based businesses that earn thousands of dollars a month.
Scott Cooper and his companies, World Patent Marketing Inc. and Desa Industries Inc., have agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bans them from the invention promotion business.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged a mortgage relief operation with deceiving distressed homeowners by falsely promising to make their mortgages more affordable and prevent foreclosure. A federal court temporarily halted the scheme and froze the defendants’ assets at the FTC’s request.
The Florida-based operators of a deceptive timeshare resale scheme and their company, Pro Timeshare Resales, are permanently banned from timeshare resale services and telemarketing, are prohibited from making a range of misrepresentations during the sale of any other goods or services, are barred...
A New Jersey-based company and its owners have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive claims to sell purportedly mosquito-repelling perfume sprays and scented candles. The FTC contends the company’s efficacy claims for its Aromaflage products – marketed as “...
A set of Florida-based entities and their owner are settling Federal Trade Commission charges that advertisements for their MSA 30X sound amplifier deceptively claimed the device is “independently tested to help you hear up to 30 times better.” Under a court order settling the FTC’s complaint, the...
As part of ongoing efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products, today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for selling e-liquids used in e-...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a joint media call-in on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. to discuss actions regarding youth-related tobacco issues.Media in the United States or Canada may call 877-918-2507. International callers will need to...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced the appointment of Bilal Sayyed as Director of the agency’s Office of Policy Planning.
Five deceptive marketers and the companies they ran are banned from selling business coaching programs and investment opportunities, and from credit card laundering and telemarketing, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message contents and...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Chicago on June 25 to examine scams involving cryptocurrencies.The “Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams” workshop will bring together consumer groups, law enforcement, research organizations, and the private sector to explore how scammers are...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders against four paint companies -- Benjamin Moore & Co., Inc., ICP Construction Inc., YOLO Colorhouse, LLC, and
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the LendingClub Corporation with falsely promising consumers they would receive a loan with “no hidden fees,” when, in actuality, the company deducted hundreds or even thousands of dollars in hidden up-front fees from the loans.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed modifications to its system of records notices under the Privacy Act to ensure the Commission can disclose records to another agency in the event of a data breach.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068.FTC Chief of Staff Svetlana Gans and FCC Chief of...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling deceptive advertising charges against Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and Noel Patton (collectively, TA Sciences).
Federal Trade Commission investigators, working undercover in 11 states, found failures to disclose pricing information required by the FTC’s Funeral Rule in 29 of the 134 funeral homes they visited during 2017.

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