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The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. The event will feature opening remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith...
The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment. When military families make a...
El 6 de diciembre de 2016, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) realizará un taller en Washington, DC, para examinar los cambios demográficos en los consumidores y el impacto de dichos cambios en el trabajo de la FTC en los años futuros.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population is getting older and more racially and ethnically...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 285,361 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to people who lost money to Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM), a pyramid scheme whose operators were banned from multi-level marketing under a settlement with the FTC and the states of Illinois, Kentucky and...
Georgia-based specialty chemical company Chemence, Inc. will stop making misleading unqualified claims that its strong, fast-acting glues are made in the United States, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Chemence also has agreed to pay a $220,000 judgment to resolve the lawsuit...
A federal judge has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction against two people and their companies for allegedly tricking small commercial trucking businesses into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha acusado a nueve concesionarios de la región de Los Angeles y a sus propietarios de emplear una amplia variedad de prácticas de ventas y financiación engañosas y desleales. La acción de la FTC presentada ante la Corte Federal de...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged nine Los Angeles-area auto dealerships and their owners with using a wide range of deceptive and unfair sales and financing practices. The FTC’s action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeks to end these practices and...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a fake prize scheme with mailing phony prize notifications that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more if they paid a $25 fee to collect the prize. Those who paid received nothing.
In an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission in 2013, a federal court has banned a Slovakia-based company and two of its executives from the business directory business, ending a scam that for years took millions of dollars from small businesses and non-profits in the United States and...
Two groups of debt collectors will be banned from the collection business under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, and one of them will pay more than $4.4 million to resolve charges that they conned people into paying debts they did not owe.
The principals of a mortgage relief operation and their companies are banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The orders resolve charges that the scheme falsely promised financially distressed homeowners they...
The ringleader and two other defendants in the massive IWorks online billing scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they took more than $280 million from consumers via deceptive “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making products.
A debt collector and his companies will be banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of the State of New York, which charged them with seeking money from consumers for debts they did not owe. The action was part of...
Three Dallas area auto dealers, collectively known as Southwest Kia, have agreed to pay an $85,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated an FTC administrative order barring them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying or leasing a car.
The Federal Trade Commission, through its claims administrator, has begun be mailing more than 321,982 checks totaling nearly $9.7 million to consumers identified as victims of an illegal credit card billing scam operated by J.K. Publications and other defendants. The operators of this scam made...
A health care scammer and his company, who tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers seeking health insurance into buying phony medical discount cards, are banned from selling healthcare-related products, and from telemarketing, under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Two debt collectors and three companies charged with using false threats and other illegal collection tactics are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which charged them as part of Operation Collection Protection, an ongoing federal-state-...

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