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The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on January 19, 2016, to explore competition and related issues in the U.S. auto distribution system, including how consumers and businesses may be affected by state regulations and emerging trends in the industry. The event will take place...
Four mortgage modification scammers, Brian Pacios, Chad Caldaronello, Justin Moreira and Derek Nelson will be banned from selling debt relief products and services under settlements resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived homeowners facing foreclosure.
Note: A conference call for media with Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, was held as follows. Date: Dec. 9, 2015Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Rich and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció demandas y órdenes judiciales propuestas que les prohíben a cuatro tiendas minoristas de todo el país etiquetar y anunciar productos textiles de rayón como fabricados con “bambú” y les exige el pago de multas administrativas por...
The Federal Trade Commission announced complaints and proposed court orders barring four national retailers from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as made of “bamboo,” and requiring them to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 774 checks totaling more than $444,000 to consumers who lost money to a business directory scam.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Ashkan Soltani.
La compañía de prendas deportivas Tommie Copper, Inc. y su fundador han aceptado pagar $1.35 millones de dólares para resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) por incurrir en publicidad engañosa declarando que sus prendas de compresión...
Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper, Inc. and its founder have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively advertised the company’s copper-infused compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Holder Rule, which protects the rights of consumers who make a purchase using credit obtained through a merchant.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has banned Robert Ray Law and his company, CPU Service Incorporated (CPU) from sending unsolicited direct mail to advertise or promote goods or services, imposed a judgment of almost $400,000, and required them to immediately pay $45,000.
Two Ohio auto dealers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with advertisements that touted low monthly car lease payments but failed to disclose key terms of the offers.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016, on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part...
In an Initial Decision, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed charges in a Federal Trade Commission complaint against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc., which alleged that LabMD violated the FTC Act by failing to employ reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2015. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new method for companies to get parents’ consent for their children to access online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,596 refund checks totaling $250,485 to consumers nationwide who bought the dietary supplement Lipidryl for purported weight loss. These are legitimate refund checks, and must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued, or will become void.
Luego de cumplido un período de comentarios públicos, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha aprobado las enmiendas finales de su Regla de Ventas de Telemercadeo (TSR) que contienen un cambio que ayudará a proteger a los consumidores contra el fraude por medio de una...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by con artists and scammers. “Con...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop a dietary supplement marketer from making misleading claims that its product can help treat and even cure people who are addicted to opiates, including prescription pain medications and illegal drugs such as heroin.

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