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In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint against 1-800 Contacts, ruling that the agency has proved that the nation’s largest online retailer of contact lenses unlawfully orchestrated a web of...
A Federal Trade Commission staff report released today provides an in-depth assessment of evolving business models that rely on internet and app-based “sharing economy” platforms used by millions of Americans. The report summarizes a June 2015 FTC public workshop and highlights a number of...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced final amendments to its Disclosure Rule and Pre-Sale Availability Rule to give effect to the E-Warranty Act.
The Federal Trade Commission has sued 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, alleging that it unlawfully orchestrated and now maintains a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Disclosure Rule and Pre-Sale Availability Rule to give effect to changes required by the 2015 E-Warranty Act, Pub. L. No. 114-51.
In the agency’s first enforcement action against an education lead generator, operators of Gigats.com have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company claimed it was “pre-screening” job applicants for hiring employers when it was actually gathering information for other...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks to consumers who lost money to a scam that promised to help consumers get payday loans, then debited their bank accounts instead, in increments of $30, without their authorization.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its October 30 workshop in Washington, D.C., “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” which begins at 8:30 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule as part of its systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides.
A federal court has ordered marketers of bogus diabetes remedies to pay for violating Section 5 of the FTC Act.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an updated version of the popular free consumer guide, “Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online.” The revised booklet contains updated information for parents and other adults to use when talking with kids about how to be safe, secure and...
The South Florida-based defendants in an alleged mortgage relief scam will surrender their assets and be banned permanently from providing mortgage relief and debt relief services to consumers under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. This settlement represents the FTC’s largest...
UPDATEDThe Federal Trade Commission today announced a law enforcement initiative stopping national marketers that used deceptive advertising claims to peddle fad weight- loss products, from food additives and skin cream to dietary supplements.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has updated guidance for publishers and broadcasters on how to spot phony weight-loss claims when screening ads for publication.
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The FTC filed an administrative complaint charging that 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, unlawfully orchestrated a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online...
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The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET, to announce an initiative against deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.
Jessica Rich, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection