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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Roslyn A. Mazer as the agency’s Inspector General, succeeding Scott Wilson, who retired.“I am pleased to welcome Roslyn to the Federal Trade Commission,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “Her extensive experience will help to ensure...
The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is launching two new robocall contests challenging the public to develop a crowd-source honeypot and better analyze data from an existing honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that may be used by government, private and academic partners...
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, which includes the FY 2016 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2015 and FY 2016, and Performance Report for FY 2014, as required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization...
Según las estadísticas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) publicadas hoy, el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos fue la forma de robo de identidad más comúnmente reportada ante la FTC durante 2014, en tanto que la cantidad de quejas presentadas por los consumidores sobre delincuentes...
Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013, according to FTC statistics released today.
The Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Retail Food Store Advertising and Marketing Practices Rule (the Unavailability Rule) and will keep it in its current form. The Unavailability Rule, issued in 1971, prohibits retail food stores from advertising prices for food, grocery...
More than 20 current and former Federal Trade Commission officials will take part in a public symposium on Nov. 7, 2014 to celebrate the FTC’s 100th anniversary in Washington, D.C. The symposium will feature panel discussions examining the Commission’s history of protecting consumers and promoting...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Francine Lafontaine as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, succeeding Martin Gaynor, who is returning to Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. The Director supervises economic analysis at the Commission and advises the...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10. Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded telemarketing calls known as...
The Federal Trade Commission asked a federal court to shut down a scam that targeted financially distressed Americans by pitching a phony debt relief and credit repair program, and by falsely claiming the program was provided and funded by the federal government and endorsed by President Obama.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on its Hobby Protection Rules as part of its systematic review of all FTC rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission has renewed its partnership with law enforcement agencies in Saskatchewan, Canada, through December 31, 2018, to combat fraudulent cross-border marketing practices.
The Federal Trade Commission is looking to expand the technological arsenal that can be used in the battle against illegal phone spammers by challenging DEF CON 22 attendees to build the ultimate “honeypot” to lure in and identify perpetrators of illegal robocalls. A robocall honeypot is an...
A payment processing company agreed to pay or relinquish $1.1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) that it knowingly assisted and facilitated a credit card interest rate reduction scam that bilked tens of thousands of consumers out of a total...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its summaries of FTC enforcement and related activities during annual year 2013 regarding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA); and the
The Federal Trade Commission has approved final changes to its Wool Products Labeling Rules (Wool Rules) that clarify and update the Rules, provide more flexibility to industry, and align several provisions with recent amendments to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Rules (Textile...
The year 2014 marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act, which established the Commission and serves as the keystone of the agency’s efforts to protect American consumers, stop unfair business practices and promote competition. In celebration of its...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has announced the appointment of Justin Cole as Director of the agency’s Office of Public Affairs. “I am very pleased to welcome Justin to our leadership team,” Ramirez said.  “His knowledge and extensive communications experience will help us to...

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