Filtering by content type: Press Release
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final administrative consent orders against six companies selling cannabidiol (CBD) products nationwide.
The Federal Trade Commission, along with 46 agencies from 38 states and D.C., has stopped a massive telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls (mostly illegal robocalls). The defendants collected more than $110 million using...
Note: The FTC hosted a media call-in on this announcement with Andrew Smith, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that animal health products supplier Elanco Animal Health, Inc.’s proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer Animal Health, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
The operators of a student loan debt relief scheme will pay at least $835,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they charged illegal upfront fees and made false promises to consumers struggling with student loan debt.
The Federal Trade Commission will require global suppliers of animal products, Elanco Animal Health, Inc. and Bayer Animal Health GmbH, to divest three animal health products to settle charges that Elanco’s proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer would likely be anticompetitive in those markets.
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.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that rent-to-own operators Aaron’s Inc., Buddy’s Newco, LLC, and Rent-A-Center, Inc. negotiated and executed reciprocal purchase agreements in violation of federal an
The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sent 45 more letters warning marketers nationwide to stop making unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can treat or prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. This is the fourth set of warning letters the FTC has announced...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha enviado un informe al Congreso en relación a las políticas de los comerciantes minoristas en lo concerniente a los envíos a Alaska, Hawái y territorios de EE. UU., como Puerto Rico.
The Federal Trade Commission has sent a report to Congress related to retailers’ policies concerning shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories, such as Puerto Rico.
Continuing its efforts to protect consumers from scams and deceptive pitches related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission today announced it has sent 10 additional letters warning companies, both in the United States and abroad, to cease making unsubstantiated claims...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $6.9 million to small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies targeted by an office supply telemarketing scam that charged them for products they did not order. The FTC alleged that defendants’ victims included child care...
Rent-to-own operators Aaron’s Inc., Buddy’s Newco, LLC, and Rent-A-Center, Inc. have agreed to settle FTC charges that they negotiated and executed reciprocal purchase agreements in violation of federal antitrust law.
Two Oregon-based media production companies and their owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively pitched “exclusive” advertising placements to small businesses and misled them about when the ads would be printed and distributed. The stipulated court order...
The Federal Trade Commission obtained a temporary restraining order halting an operation that bilked consumers out of millions of dollars by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education and falsely promising student loan debt relief.
After Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell held in his Initial Decision that two of three respondents named in a Federal Trade Commission complaint violated U.S. antitrust laws, those companies have declined to appeal the decision to the federal district court.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending more than $5.4 million to nearly 40,000 people who lost money to a student loan debt relief scam. The defendants behind the scam were required to turn over money under a 2018 settlement with the FTC.
The operators of a deceptive newspaper subscription scheme are permanently banned from the direct mail marketing business under a federal court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
The operators of two purported sham charities have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of Missouri and Florida that they deceived donors with false claims that their organizations helped disabled police officers and military veterans. The operators of...