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Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper, Inc. and its founder have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively advertised the company’s copper-infused compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and...
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 efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Holder Rule, which protects the rights of consumers who make a purchase using credit obtained through a merchant.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45,000.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has halted a nationwide work-at-home scam that took more than $7 million from tens of thousands of consumers. The defendants allegedly lured consumers with false claims that they could earn up to $5,000 or more in weekly income by stuffing...
Two Ohio auto dealers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with advertisements that touted low monthly car lease payments but failed to disclose key terms of the offers.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016, on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part...
Whether you’re shopping by phone, mail or online this holiday season, the Federal Trade Commission offers 10 tips to help you shop wisely and save a few bucks, too.
In an Initial Decision, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed charges in a Federal Trade Commission complaint against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc., which alleged that LabMD violated the FTC Act by failing to employ reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2015. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new method for companies to get parents’ consent for their children to access online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,596 refund checks totaling $250,485 to consumers nationwide who bought the dietary supplement Lipidryl for purported weight loss. These are legitimate refund checks, and must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued, or will become void.
Luego de cumplido un período de comentarios públicos, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha aprobado las enmiendas finales de su Regla de Ventas de Telemercadeo (TSR) que contienen un cambio que ayudará a proteger a los consumidores contra el fraude por medio de una...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by con artists and scammers. “Con...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop a dietary supplement marketer from making misleading claims that its product can help treat and even cure people who are addicted to opiates, including prescription pain medications and illegal drugs such as heroin.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por sus siglas en inglés), presentó una demanda ante una corte federal para impedir que un comercializador de un suplemento dietético efectúe declaraciones engañosas acerca de la efectividad de su producto para ayudar a tratar e incluso a curar a los adictos a...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the agencies’ ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters.
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), los integrantes de un equipo de comercialización conformado por una madre y su hijo que engañaron a consumidores hispanohablantes y otros consumidores para que compraran falsas tarjetas...
A mother-son marketing team who allegedly tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers into buying phony medical discount cards will be banned from selling any healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
A federal court has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission to shut down a tech support scam that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $17 million by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple and other major tech companies.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Veterans Administration signed a Memorandum of Agreement to further their ongoing efforts to stop fraudulent and deceptive practices targeted at U.S. service members, veterans and dependents who use military education benefits.

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