The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements...
Press Release: FTC Warns Hotel Operators that Price Quotes that Exclude 'Resort Fees' and Other Mandatory Surcharges May Be Deceptive
The Federal Trade Commission has warned 22 hotel operators that their online reservation sites may violate the law by providing a deceptively low estimate of what consumers can expect to pay for their hotel rooms. The warning letters cited consumer complaints that surfaced at a recent conference...
Press Release: FTC Warns Internet Peddlers that Potentially Bogus H1N1 Influenza Products May Violate Federal Law
The Federal Trade Commission has warned Web site operators who made claims that their products can prevent, treat, or cure the Influenza A/H1N1 virus , commonly known as swine flu, that they must have scientific proof to support their claims. The FTC told the companies, whose products include...
Press Release: FTC Warns Marketers of Children's Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements That Claims About Brain and Vision Benefits May Be Deceptive
The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to 11 companies that promote various Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, telling them they should review their product packaging and labeling to make sure they do not violate federal law by making baseless claims about how the supplements benefit children’s...
The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the apps marketers that, if they have reason to believe the background reports they provide are being used for...
Press Release: FTC Warns Replacement Window Marketers to Review Marketing Materials; Energy Savings Claims Must Be Backed by Scientific Evidence
The Federal Trade Commission warned 14 window manufacturers and one window glass manufacturer that they may be making unsupported energy savings claims for replacement windows. The warning letters are part of an FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid...
Press Release: FTC Warns That Rapid Expansion of Internet Domain Name System Could Leave Consumers More Vulnerable to Online Fraud
The Federal Trade Commission today sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees Internet domain names, expressing concern that the organization's plan to dramatically expand the domain name system could leave consumers more...
Press Release: FTC Warns Websites That Offer 'Free' Credit Reports: Disclose Federally Mandated Free Reports or Face Prosecution
The Federal Trade Commission is warning 18 Internet websites offering free credit reports that they must clearly disclose that a free report is available under federal law. The FTC’s recently amended Free Credit Reports Rule, which took effect April 2, 2010, requires certain disclosures to help...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve Board are seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Risk-Based Pricing Rule that would require creditors, as of July 21, 2011, to disclose credit score information to consumers when a credit score is used in setting or adjusting credit...
Press Release: FTC: Bogus "Nonprofit" Debt Negotiation Companies Misled Consumers in Financial Trouble and Violated Do Not Call Registry
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a group of defendants masquerading as a nonprofit debt negotiation organization that has made millions of dollars deceiving consumers into enrolling in their debt negotiation program by promising to reduce their debts. The FTC alleges that...
An Ohio funeral home operator has agreed to pay a civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for violating the agency’s Funeral Rule , which requires funeral providers to provide information consumers need to compare prices and buy only the funeral services and goods they want. At the...
Public Event: Funeral Rule Review Workshop
Rule Summary: Fur Rules
Rule Summary: Furnisher Rule
Closing Letter: G & A Investments, Inc.
Case: G.C. Thorsen, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 1179
Closing Letter: GabbaCaDabra, LLC
Closing Letter: Gary D. Nitzkin, P.C. and Gary D. Nitzkin
Closing Letter: Genelex Corporation
Advisory Opinion: General Motors Company
Closing Letter: Gerawan Farming, Inc.
Case: GetAwayGrey, LLC
Public Statement: GigaTribe Software Application (Version 2.52) Compliance With Voluntary Best Practices -- Created by the Distributed Computing Industry Association -- To Minimize the Inadvertent Sharing of Sensitive Files Over Peer-To-Peer Networks
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Closing Letter: Gilmour Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Case: Glenn L. Patten, et al.
Closing Letter: Global Syn-Turf, Inc.
Case: GMY LLC
Case: Goldman Schwartz Inc.