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If you advertise or sell jewelry, the Jewelry Guides offer specific information on how to describe your products truthfully and how to disclose important information to potential buyers.
Here are a few computer security basics to help your company, even if you’re the only employee. If you have employees, train them to follow these tips. If you collect any consumer information, also check out our advice about protecting personal information.
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Last month the FTC sent staff warning letters to eight firms advertising simulated or laboratory-created diamonds. According to the letters, the companies had promoted their products without adequately disclosing that they weren’t mined diamonds.
Remember the old Superman movie where the Man of Steel squeezed carbon in his hand to create a diamond? That’s not how it’s done, but these days not everything sparkly comes from a mine. In addition to mined diamonds, consumers can choose simulated diamonds or diamonds created in a...
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When scammers and hackers attack small businesses, it hurts not only the businesses’ reputations and bottom line, but also the integrity of the marketplace. Today, FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen announced a new FTC website, FTC.gov/SmallBusiness, to help business owners avoid...
In the words of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, “An oral contract isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” If your company provides information about consumers to credit bureaus, the law requires that you have written policies in place regarding the accuracy and integrity of that data. But...
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Federal Trade Commission staff sent eight letters to jewelry marketers warning them that some of their online advertisements of jewelry made with simulated or laboratory-created diamonds may deceive consumers, in violation of the FTC Act.
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its Jewelry Guides to help prevent deception in jewelry marketing.The Guides (formally, the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries”) explain to businesses how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond,...
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Jewelry Guides: Helping Consumers Understand What They’re BuyingThe FTC’s Jewelry Guides are designed to help consumers get accurate information when they are shopping for gemstones and their laboratory-created and imitation substitutes; natural and cultured pearls and their imitations; products...
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Appended to International Harvester Co., 104 F.T.C. 949, 1070 (1984). See 15 U.S.C. § 45(n).The Honorable Wendell H. Ford Chairman, Consumer Subcommittee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Room 130 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510The Honorable John C. Danforth Ranking...
Appended to Thompson Medical Co., 104 F.T.C. 648, 839 (1984), aff’d, 791 F.2d 189 (D.C. Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1086 (1987).
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The Commission approved an administrative complaint, alleging that a combined Jostens/American Achievement Corp.
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