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The FTC is sending checks totaling more than $1.5 million to more than 3,000 consumers who were deceived into buying worthless Internet-based marketing products and services by two companies called Position Gurus, LLC, and Top Shelf Ecommerce, LLC.
The operators of a scheme that falsely promised participants could earn large sums of money from memberships sold to other participants will be permanently prohibited from engaging in any future business and investment opportunity as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission announces a revised ten-year regulatory review schedule and scheduled initiation of the review of 16 CFR 437, the Business Opportunity Rule, in 2021.
Bajo los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la FTC, los propietarios de una estafa dirigida contra consumidoras latinas con promesas de riqueza y seguridad financiera quedan inhibidos de vender oportunidades de ganar dinero de manera permanente. 
The owners of a scam that targeted Latina consumers with promises of wealth and financial security are permanently prohibited from selling money-making opportunities under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. 
The Federal Trade Commission reached settlements with four defendants charged with helping to launder millions of dollars in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio, junto con 19 socios del cumplimiento de la ley federales, estatales y locales anunciaron hoy una ofensiva a nivel nacional contra las estafas que apuntan a consumidores con promesas falsas de ingresos e independencia financiera fuera de toda realidad.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop that will explore a number of issues related to the Franchise Rule, and the comments received in response to the FTC’s request for comment about the Rule last year. Specifically, the workshop topics will include representations that franchisors...
The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for the Franchise Rule virtual workshop on November 10.
Conforme a los términos de un acuerdo resolutorio con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), que se prevé que dará como resultado un total de más de $10 millones de dólares, a la compañía Online Trading Academy se le exigirá que les ofrezca una condonación de deuda a miles...
Online Trading Academy will be required to offer debt forgiveness to thousands of consumers who purchased its “training programs,” while the company’s founder and other individuals will together pay between $5 and $9.1 million and turn over assets under the terms of a settlement with the Federal...
The Federal Trade Commission will host an online public workshop on November 10, 2020 as part of the agency’s review of the Franchise Rule, which is designed to ensure that consumers who are considering buying a franchise have key information they need to weigh the risks and benefits of that...
The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting three monetary exemption thresholds for inflation in its Franchise Rule. The thresholds are used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption from the Rule. The Rule requires franchisors to disclose key information prospective...
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Utah have amended their complaint against the operators of the Zurixx real estate seminar scheme, adding new charges that the defendants violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule on top of previous charges that they violated the FTC Act and Utah law.
The operators of a business coaching scheme will pay at least $1.2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they targeted people who were trying to start new businesses online and used deception to sell them bogus marketing products and services.
CORRECTED on loan collection restrictions.A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt the alleged illegal practices of Online Trading Academy (OTA). The court had previously entered a temporary restraining order in the case.
A group of affiliate marketers who lured consumers into a business coaching and investment scheme known as My Online Business Education (MOBE) will surrender millions of dollars in assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to temporarily halt the alleged illegal practices of Online Trading Academy (OTA).The FTC’s complaint against OTA, Eyal Shachar (also known as Eyal Shahar), Samuel Seiden, and Darren Kimoto, filed earlier this month, alleges that...
The key perpetrators of a massive international business coaching scheme known as My Online Business Education (MOBE) have agreed to pay more than $17 million as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. 

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