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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse practitioners (APRN-CNPs) in Pennsylvania.
A Utah woman who allegedly helped telemarketers bilk money from consumers is banned from telemarketing, payment processing, and selling grant and business opportunities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has designated Kathleen Benway, Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, as Elder Justice Coordinator as part of the agency’s responsibilities under the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. The Elder Justice...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with Lenovo Inc., related to charges that the company harmed consumers by pre-loading software on some laptops that compromised security protections in order to deliver ads to consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a get-rich-quick scheme with deceiving consumers by falsely claiming they could earn big money working from home by using products marketed as “secret codes” that were actually generic software products.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that its law enforcement actions in a recent one-year period returned $6.4 billion in refunds to consumers, including $391 million the FTC sent directly to 6.28 million consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.
Utah-based third-party hotel room resellers have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers through ads, webpages, and call centers that led consumers to mistakenly believe they were reserving the rooms directly from the hotel, and failed to adequately tell consumers that...
After the Equifax data breach, some people are considering placing a fraud alert, freeze, or lock on their credit file to help prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in their name.To help consumers decide on a course of action, a Federal Trade Commission blog post, Fraud alert, freeze...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on a scheme that tricked people into paying $25 to collect a $1 million prize they supposedly had won. Those who paid got nothing.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2017. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most telemarketing calls.
The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report that summarizes agency-commissioned research from 2014-2015. The research explores consumer recognition of paid search advertising and “native advertising” that resemble news, feature articles, product reviews, entertainment, or other non-...
The operators of a work-at-home scheme the Federal Trade Commission sued earlier this year for deceptive practices are banned from selling business opportunities and business coaching services under a settlement with the Commission.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order:
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the costs, benefits, and regulatory and economic impact of its rule specifying Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil (“Recycled Oil Rule”).
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling its first-ever case against a company making “organic” product claims.
The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. 
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Informational Injury workshop will examine questions about the injuries consumers suffer when information about them is misused.WHEN:Tuesday, December 12, 9:15 a.m.-5:00 pm ETWHERE:Constitution Cente
Three defendants who allegedly posed as lawyers and falsely threatened to sue people or have them arrested for failing to pay on debts they did not owe are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal judge has banned the operators of a fraudulent investment scheme from selling investments and ordered them to pay more than $6.5 million for return to consumers.

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