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WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will hold a media call on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EDT to announce a nationwide and cross-border crackdown on deceptive auto sales practices with multiple law enforcement partners including the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District...
The Federal Trade Commission has granted summary decision against the operators of Jerk.com, a website that billed itself as “the anti-social network,” for deceiving users about the source of content on the website. The Commission found that the operators – Jerk, LLC (“Jerk”) and John Fanning –...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that a company and its law firm used deceptive sales claims and phony legal threats in letters that accused thousands of small businesses around the United States of patent infringement. The...
The defendants in a scheme that charged Spanish-speaking consumers for unordered or defective products and made it costly or practically impossible for them to get their money back are banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Complaints allege marketers’ claims lack scientific support
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order involving deceptive advertising charges against a Dallas auto dealer, TXVT Limited Partnership (doing business as Trophy Nissan).  
Two new defendants have been named in a Federal Trade Commission case against a phony debt relief and credit repair scheme that allegedly deceived consumers about non-existent federal programs to pay off their bills and fix poor credit.
A sweepstakes operator is permanently banned from direct mail marketing and is liable for a $9.5 million judgment under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which charged her with violating a previous court order by running a sweepstakes scam. “There’s a price to pay to violating a...
The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal...
The principal owners of two Florida-based online diploma mills are permanently banned from marketing and selling academic degrees under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia para los medios de comunicación con la Directora del Buró de Protección del Consumidor, Jessica Rich, tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 28 de enero de 2015 Hora: 1:30 p.m. Hora del Este Las líneas de la teleconferencia, exclusivamente para los medios...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich will occur as follows: Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Director Rich and FTC staff will be available to take...
To help Spanish-speaking consumers know their rights when dealing with debt collectors, the Federal Trade Commission has created a Spanish-language graphic novel, Cobradores de Deuda, which describes the rules debt collectors must follow, and what consumers should do if they don’t.
Para ayudar a los consumidores hispanohablantes a saber cuáles son sus derechos cuando lidian con los cobradores de deudas, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) ha creado una novela gráfica, Cobradores de Deuda, que describe las reglas que debe cumplir un cobrador de deudas y lo que deben hacer...
Un concesionario de carros que opera una franquicia en el área suburbana de Dallas aceptó resolver los cargos presentados por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) por publicar anuncios engañosos para promocionar la venta y operaciones de leasing de sus vehículos, incluyendo un anuncio que hacía...

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