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The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a week of events Jan. 26-30 to raise consumer awareness about the threat posed by tax identity theft, a scam that puts thousands of consumers at risk every year. This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week will include:
FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT FTC staff will answer questions about its Butterfly Labs case on Twitter at 3 p.m. today. Follow @FTC, and tweet questions with the hashtag: #AskFTC. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.
For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’s...
The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.
NCPW Resource Fair on the Hill-Thursday, March 6, 9:30-Noon EST – Rayburn Foyer, Capitol Hill Each year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) partners highlight consumer education resources that members of Congress and their staffers can share with constituents; this event is now...
FTC to Host Twitter Chat-Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-3:00 EST To highlight National Consumer Protection Week, the FTC will host a Twitter chat to answer consumers’ questions about common scams. FTC Attorney Lesley Fair of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Consumer and...
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2014TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)WHERE: Las Vegas City Hall, Council Chambers, 495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data.
Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Find out what you can do about it, and how you can help others during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. There will be a number of regional events throughout the U.S. during the week...
Who: Mary Engle, Division of Ad PracticesWhen: Wed., Jan. 8, 2014Time: 12:30-1:30pm ETHashtag: #AskFTCAccount: @FTC Please join FTC staff in discussing its recent sweep against deceptive claims made by national marketers of fad weight-loss products, learn about our new 'Gut Check'...
WHAT: 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. WHO: Jessica Rich, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection WHEN:
Twitter Chat with Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen When: Monday, Jan. 6th 1-2pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @MOhlhausenFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen in a Twitter Chat to discuss privacy, the Internet of Things, and more before her panel event at the Consumer...
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking.
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day workshop to examine the blending of advertisements with news, entertainment, and other editorial content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.” The workshop brought together publishing and advertising...
The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices. The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The...
The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of roundtable events and requesting public comment to gather information on possible consumer protection issues that may arise in the sale, financing or lease of motor vehicles. The first event took place in Detroit, Michigan on April...
Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...

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