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Closing Letter: OpenFeint, Inc.
July 31, 2012
Press Release: FTC Staff Comment to CFPB Supports Protection of Consumers Who Use General Purpose Reloadable Cards
In a comment submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), staff of the Federal Trade Commission expressed support for protecting users of general purpose reloadable (GPR) cards and for the CFPB's proposal to solicit information about the costs and benefits of extending additional...
In response to a request by the Federal Communications Commission for comment, the Federal Trade Commission said that the “cramming” of unauthorized charges on wireless phone bills poses a serious problem for American consumers . The FTC said in its comment that wireless providers should be...
Closing Letter: K9 TheraLight
July 10, 2012
Closing Letter: Michaels Stores, Inc.
July 6, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission today released an FTC-commissioned study indicating that when marketers use the phrase "up to" in claims about their products , many consumers are likely to believe that they will achieve the maximum "up to" results. The study describes what a test group of consumers...
Case: Spokeo, Inc.
May 30, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop addressed online disclosure challenges, including making clear and conspicuous disclosures in...
Public Event: The Economics of Drip Pricing
May 21, 2012
Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. The additional charges can be mandatory charges, such as hotel resort fees, or fees for optional upgrades and add-ons. Drip...
Case: Serious Energy, Inc.
Case: THV Holdings LL
Closing Letter: Green Genius, LLC
May 18, 2012
Case: Long Fence & Home, LLLP
Closing Letter: Walgreen Company
May 18, 2012
Closing Letter: Summer Infant, Inc.
May 8, 2012
Press Release: FTC Joins Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Filing Brief Supporting the Constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in filing a memorandum brief in support of the constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) , the 1970 law that is designed to protect the privacy of credit report information...
April 26, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators, technologists, and academics to examine a wide...
Closing Letter: Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc., et al.
April 25, 2012
Press Release: FTC Conducts Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Nine States to Press Funeral Homes to Comply with Consumer Protection Law
Investigators working undercover in nine states detected significant violations of Federal Trade Commission consumer protection requirements in 23 of 102 funeral homes they visited during 2011. The FTC conducts undercover inspections every year to make sure that funeral homes are complying with the...
Public Statement: Letter to CARU re Clearwater Aquarium (seewinter.com)
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Press Release: FTC Orders Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers to Provide Data for Agency's Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has required 14 major alcoholic beverage advertisers to provide information for the agency’s fourth major study on the effectiveness of voluntary industry guidelines for reducing advertising and marketing to underage audiences by beer, wine, and distilled spirits...
Case: Upromise, Inc.
Case: RockYou, Inc.