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The defendants are permanently barred from multi-level marketing as part of settlement.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges against a Texas-based marketer and seller of intravenously injected therapy products (iV Cocktails) who allegedly made a range of deceptive and unsupported health claims about their ability...
The FTC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first regional offices, and the important role they play in protecting consumers and promoting competition through law enforcement, partnerships, and outreach to community and industry groups. In June 1918, the FTC opened its first...
The Federal Trade Commission today, for the first time, charged a marketer and seller of intravenously injected therapy products (iV Cocktails) with making a range of deceptive and unsupported health claims about their ability to treat serious diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and...
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have charged a Florida man and his company with tricking business owners into buying labor law posters by sending mailers that mimic invoices from a government agency or authority.
The Federal Trade Commission, working jointly with 12 partner agencies in seven states, conducted the first compliance sweep of car dealerships since the amended Used Car Rule took effect earlier this year. Under the amended Rule, dealers must display a revised window sticker called a “Buyers Guide...
The two remaining defendants among a group of California-based marketers are permanently barred from the deceptive marketing and billing tactics they allegedly used in connection with selling skincare products offered to consumers with supposedly “risk-free” trials. The court order resolves the...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,745 checks totaling more than $480,000 to people who lost money to a debt relief scheme that misled its customers and charged illegal upfront fees.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling deceptive advertising charges against Cowboy AG, LLC, a Dallas, Texas, company doing business as Cowboy Toyota and Cowboy Scion (Cowboy Toyota).
Cowboy AG, LLC, a Dallas, Texas, company doing business as Cowboy Toyota and Cowboy Scion (Cowboy Toyota), has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceptively advertised loan and leasing terms in ads placed in a regional Spanish-language newspaper.
The Federal Trade Commission, along with 11 states and the District of Columbia, today announced “Operation Game of Loans,” the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt relief scams.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 4,380 checks totaling more than $550,000 to people harmed by Houston-based Goldman Schwartz, Inc., a debt collection operation that also used other business names, including Cole, Tanner & Wright and Harris County Check Recovery.
The operators of an office supply business accused of bilking millions of dollars from nonprofit organizations and small businesses will be banned from telemarketing under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
An operation that collects debts owed to municipalities has agreed to stop engaging in allegedly illegal collection tactics under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
A debt relief company and its principals who allegedly misled consumers and charged illegal advance fees will be banned from those practices under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Arizona-based Vemma Nutrition Company will end the business practices that the FTC alleged created a pyramid scheme.The multi-level marketing (MLM) company, which sells health and wellness drinks through a network of distributors called “...
The defendants behind a group of California-based marketers have been permanently barred from the deceptive marketing and billing tactics they allegedly used to promote their skincare products, under court orders resolving Federal Trade Commission charges against them.Twenty-nine defendants who...
A debt collection company’s former vice president will be banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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