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After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.
The architect of an operation that allegedly distributed illegal robocalls offering credit card interest rate reduction programs, extended automobile warranties, and home security systems, is banned from telemarketing under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission mailed 330 refund checks to consumers who allegedly were duped by marketers using illegal robocalls to deceptively claim they could reduce consumers’ credit card interest rates.  Under settlements entered by the court in 2011 as part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to...
The Federal Trade Commission wrapped up a three-month submission period for the FTC Robocall Challenge, which seeks the best technical solution to block illegal sales robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. The FTC received 798 eligible submissions before the Challenge closed Jan. 17, 2013.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal district court temporarily shut down a robocall operation that allegedly impersonated the agency in an attempt to trick consumers into turning over their bank account information and other sensitive personal data, pending resolution of the...
The Federal Trade Commission escalated its campaign against illegal, unwanted robocalls announcing that it pulled the plug on five companies based in Arizona and Florida allegedly responsible for millions of illegal pre-recorded calls from “Rachel” and others from “Cardholder Services.”  State...
At a press conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Federal Trade Commission will announce a new set of cases targeting telemarketing “robocallers,” as part of a joint federal/state enforcement sweep to protect consumers from unwanted, sometimes harassing calls.  Charles Harwood, Deputy Director of the...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a Robocall Summit tomorrow in Washington, DC.  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will provide opening remarks, and will be joined at the event by experts in the fields of law enforcement, telemarketing and telecommunications. 
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2012. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. In its fourth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the...
The Federal Trade Commission charged a telemarketing operation with bilking millions of dollars from thousands of consumers by tricking them into buying what they believed was comprehensive health insurance, when in fact they had paid for something decidedly less.  At the FTC’s request, a federal...
Like the character in the 70s movie “Network,” many consumers are “mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.”  What’s aroused their ire?  Robocalls made in violation of a 2009 rule outlawing many of these automated calls.  That’s why the FTC is convening Robocalls: All the Rage...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for its upcoming Robocall Summit, which will be held in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2012.  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will provide opening remarks, and will be joined at the event by experts in the fields of law enforcement, telemarketing...
"Hey, I've never met you.So don't get clever. That's my number.Robocall me never."
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court halted a purported debt relief operation that allegedly contacted consumers through prerecorded telemarketing calls, falsely claimed it would reduce their unsecured debt by 50 percent or more, made unauthorized charges to their bank...

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