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In testimony today before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on its work to protect consumers from scams and frauds related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter issued the following statement regarding today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of AMG Capital Management LLC v. FTC:
Yellowstone Capital, a provider of merchant cash advances, will pay more than $9.8 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it took money from businesses’ bank accounts without permission and deceived them about the amount of financing business owners would receive and other features...
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its workshop on April 29, 2021 that will examine digital “dark patterns,” a range of potentially deceptive or unfair user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General are sending payments totaling more than $4 million to more than 10,000 consumers who lost money to the Stark Law phantom debt collection scheme.
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission updated lawmakers on its efforts to combat scams and address other consumer issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while urging lawmakers to ensure the agency has the authority it needs to prohibit illegal conduct and...
The Federal Trade Commission staff issued a report highlighting the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report addresses challenges consumers face during the pandemic and details the Commission’s strategy to combat COVID-related fraud and other consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund payments totaling more than $9.7 million to consumers who were automatically billed for ABCmouse renewals and consumers who were prevented from canceling their memberships.
The Federal Trade Commission charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Gennex Media LLC and owner Akil Kurji made false, misleading, or unsupported advertising claims that their “Brandnex” products were all or virtually all made in the United States.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued a note correcting previous staff guidelines on the FTC’s Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses—commonly known as the Holder Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on topics related to the use of digital “dark patterns,” a range of potentially deceptive or unfair user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps, that will be discussed at the agency’s April 29, 2021 workshop.The FTC is seeking comment on...
Two companies, BASF SE and DIEM Labs, will pay a total of more than $416,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed two dietary fish oil supplements as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The...
En artículos publicados en los blogs de la FTC se destacan los requerimientos clave de la moratoria de los CDC y se advierte a los arrendadores: no desalojen—ni amenacen con el desalojo— a los inquilinos en incumplimiento de la moratoria de los CDC o de cualquier otra medida estatal o local...
The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 216.9 billion in 2018 to 202.9 billion in 2019, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Dave Uejio issued the following statement today regarding the national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic:
The Federal Trade Commission has provided guidance for consumers and businesses related to the national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, which was extended today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report showed...
The operator of a mobile banking app will be banned from offering such services and must give full refunds to users as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company falsely promised users they would have “24/7” access to their funds and earn high interest rates...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está enviando pagos por un total de $6.5 millones de dólares a más de 500,000 consumidores afectados por las infracciones a la Regla de pedidos de mercadería por correo, internet o teléfono por parte del vendedor en línea Fashion Nova.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter released the Commission’s 2020 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.

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