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The operators of a payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers by trapping them into loans they never authorized will be banned from the consumer lending business under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission is expanding its efforts to help businesses protect consumers’ information through a new initiative that will provide them with more information on data security.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 95,000 checks totaling approximately $4 million to consumers who lost money to a debt collection operation that extorted payments from them using false threats.
A petición de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y de la Fiscal General de Florida, una corte federal de distrito ha ordenado el cese temporario de una operación con base en Orlando que ha estado bombardeando a los consumidores desde el año 2011 con campañas masivas de...
Dos concesionarios de carros de Las Vegas aceptaron resolver los cargos de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por incurrir en el uso de anuncios engañosos para promocionar las ventas y operaciones de leasing de sus vehículos, que incluía publicitar carros a precios con grandes descuentos que...
Two auto dealers in Las Vegas agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers.
Defendants’ app installed malware that left phones with drained batteries, depleted data plans
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General, a federal district court has temporarily halted an Orlando-based operation that has been bombarding consumers since 2011 with massive robocall campaigns designed to trick them into paying up-front for worthless credit...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order involving Network Solutions, LLC, which misled consumers who bought its web hosting services by falsely promising a full refund if they canceled within 30 days.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio ha prohibido a un grupo de comerciantes de California utilizar las falsas ofertas de "prueba gratuita sin riesgos" para vender productos para el cuidado de la piel por Internet. A petición de la Comisión, una corte federal de distrito expidió una orden de...
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a group of marketers in California from using allegedly bogus “risk free trial” offers to sell skincare products online. At the Commission’s request, a federal district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the defendants halting their...
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed an amendment to its rules under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to allow auto dealers that finance car purchases or provide car leases to provide online updates to consumers about their privacy policies as opposed to sending yearly updates by mail.
The FTC is mailing 52,099 checks to consumers who lost money to a pyramid scheme that pretended to be a legitimate multi-level marketing program selling opportunities to operate online digital music stores.
Los notarios no son abogados y no pueden ayudar con el proceso de inmigración.Para advertir a los consumidores hispanohablantes sobre las estafas de notario, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) ha creado una novela gráfica en idioma español titulada Cómo se enteraron Myriam y Pedro de las...
Notarios aren’t attorneys, and they can’t help with the immigration process.To warn Spanish-speaking consumers about notario scams, the Federal Trade Commission has created a Spanish-language graphic novel, Cómo se enteraron Myriam y Pedro de las estafas de notario. It describes the warning signs...
Defendant spent backers’ money on personal expenses
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls and illegal robocalls (prerecorded phone messages) in testimony today before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved final consent orders with two car title lenders that the FTC alleged failed to disclose important conditions and financing information about their title loans.
An Arkansas auto dealer and its owners have agreed to pay a $90,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale, as required by the FTC’s Used Car Rule.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided its 2014 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on enforcement and related activities regarding Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), Regulation M (Consumer Leasing Act), and Regulation E (...

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