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Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to New York Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and New York Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti regarding the possible effects of a legislative proposal on competition for health care services.
FTC won court action against Jackson, Crowder & Associates and Crowder Law Group
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its upcoming workshop examining issues raised by the proliferation of internet peer-to-peer business platforms, often referred to as the sharing economy.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York State Attorney General have announced the speakers for the “Debt Collection Dialogue” the two agencies will host in Buffalo, NY, on June 15, 2015.
FTC invites public to submit research, discussion topics, and requests to participate as panelists.
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders resolving the Commission’s complaints against TES Franchising, LLC and American International Mailing, Inc., for deceiving consumers about their participation in international privacy frameworks.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders involving two auto dealers that deceptively advertised the sale, financing and leasing of their vehicles.
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 Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Interpretations, Rules, and Guides under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and will keep them in their present form, with certain changes to the Interpretations as set forth in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) to be published shortly.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a sweepstakes operation based in Fort Lauderdale that took more than $28 million from consumers throughout the United States and other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the...
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, federal courts in New York and Georgia have temporarily halted three debt collection operations that allegedly violated federal law by threatening and deceiving consumers via text messages, emails, and phone calls. The FTC seeks to permanently end the...
Universal Processing Services (UPS) of Wisconsin, LLC, a payment processor, and telemarketer Hal E. Smith and his company HES Merchant Services Company, Inc. (HES), defendants in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against a deceptive robocall credit card interest rate reduction scheme, were...
The Federal Trade Commission and 58 law enforcement partners from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers. The defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients, including...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y 58 agencias colegas a cargo del cumplimiento de la ley de cada estado de la Nación y del Distrito de Columbia han presentado cargos contra cuatro falsas organizaciones de caridad relacionadas con el cáncer y sus operadores por estafar...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC, today at noon ET to announce action on a major consumer fraud case that impacted consumers across the nation.Senior FTC officials and state law enforcement officials involved in the case, as well as a...
Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Nice-Pak Products, Inc., a manufacturer of wet wipes, has agreed to stop advertising moist toilet tissue as flushable unless it can substantiate that the product is safe to flush. Similarly, Nice-Pak agreed to not claim that its moist toilet...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a free, public event in Atlanta on Tues., May 19, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m. to discuss consumer issues affecting people in Georgia.
In a letter to the court-appointed consumer privacy ombudsman in the bankruptcy case of the electronics retailer RadioShack, Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich recommended conditions the court could place on the sale of consumers’ personal information to protect...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 500,000 checks totaling approximately $3 million to consumers who lost money to diet supplement marketers who made unsupported claims that their cactus-based fruit drink, Nopalea, would treat a variety of health problems.

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