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The Federal Trade Commission has postponed a planned press conference at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., which was scheduled for today - Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET - to announce a major step forward in efforts to help victims of identity theft recover from this pernicious crime.  The...
The FTC has postponed the Identity Theft Press Conference due to the government closure & DC weather conditions.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ofrece Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, su más reciente fotonovela en español, que les dice a los lectores cómo evitar un problema con la compra de un carro.
The FTC is offering Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, its newest Spanish-language fotonovela that tells readers how to avoid car-buying trouble. The fotonovela tells a story of what happens when a family buys a minivan with dealer financing, only to be told later by the dealer that the...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) realizará una semana de eventos que se llevarán a cabo entre el 25 y el 29 de enero para aumentar el nivel de concientización de los consumidores sobre la amenaza que plantea el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos, una estafa...
Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startup technology companies can make security a central part of their work at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security event taking place Feb. 9 in Seattle, Washington. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill...
The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 25-29 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of people at risk every year.
The Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event is being held tomorrow, Jan. 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Speakers will include FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Commissioner Julie Brill and Chief Technologist Lorrie Cranor. The event will feature research presentations and policy discussions...
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against Craig Brittain, alleging he used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told...
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have charged a payment processing business with credit card laundering and illegally assisting and facilitating a nationwide debt relief telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers.
In four separate actions, the Federal Trade Commission is announcing that it has stopped illegal debt collection tactics of several debt collection operations. In addition, other federal and state law enforcement officials have taken 12 more actions as part of a federal-state-local law enforcement...
A new report from the Federal Trade Commission outlines a number of questions for businesses to consider to help ensure that their use of big data analytics, while producing many benefits for consumers, avoids outcomes that may be exclusionary or discriminatory. “Big data’s role is growing in...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the full agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Automobile Distribution: Current Issues and Future Trends.” The all-day event, which will take place on January 19 in Washington, D.C., will explore critical issues in the regulation of auto distribution, with...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved amending language in its Rules of Practice that applies to the collection of outstanding debts owed under FTC orders and judgments.
Two payday lenders have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally charged consumers across the country undisclosed and inflated fees. The two companies, Red Cedar Services Inc. and SFS Inc., have each paid $2.2 million and collectively waived $68 million in fees to consumers...
Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. (“Schein”), the provider of leading office management software for dental practices, will pay $250,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it falsely advertised the level of encryption it provided to protect patient data.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress on the use of the Do Not Call Registry by both consumers and businesses over the past two years.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an operation that the FTC alleges bilked millions of dollars from nonprofit organizations and small businesses through an office supply scam. The FTC seeks to permanently stop the illegal...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed qualitative survey of consumers to learn about their experiences in buying and financing automobiles at dealerships. The comments will be considered before the FTC seeks clearance for the survey from the Office of Management and...

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