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Press Release: Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Seven States Ensure that Consumers Receive Price Lists Required by Law
Federal investigators working undercover in seven states during 2008 found significant violations of the Funeral Rule at 26 of 104 funeral homes visited. The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the Funeral Rule, conducts undercover inspections of funeral homes every year to help ensure...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-2
Confirms that funeral providers must provide accurate price information by telephone to anyone who inquires about offerings or prices, including a business that will use the information for its own profit.
Public Event: Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy
March 16, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with APEC and the OECD, will host a two-day international conference: “Securing Personal Data in the Global Economy.” The conference addresses how companies can manage personal data-security issues in a global information environment where data can be...
Public Event: Ad It Up! Kids in a Commercial World
March 12, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a forum on March 12, 2009 to gather input for its advertising literacy initiative, which will educate and empower tweens to be better informed consumers of information. At the forum, experts on advertising and marketing to kids will discuss a range of...
Case: Roex, Inc., et al., FTC
Public Event: Fraud Forum
February 25, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission will host a free two-day Fraud Forum on February 25 and 26, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Forum will examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes. The first day of the Forum will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity...
Public Statement: NAD Referral of Advertising Claims for ProCede
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Closing Letter: Macy's, Inc.
February 19, 2009
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-1
Discusses the application of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to consumer product warranties provided in electronic formats
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 09-1
Discusses whether funeral providers may offer discount packages conditioned on the purchase of a casket, and whether such packages may discount the basic services fee.
Report: Financial Privacy Notice: A Report on Validation Testing Results (Kleimann Validation Report)
A summary of the results of a small-scale study to validate the final set of changes to the prototype privacy notice.
Closing Letter: Homecomings Financial, LLC
January 22, 2009
Closing Letter: Yoox Corporation
December 18, 2008
Closing Letter: Virtual Family Kingdom
December 8, 2008
Report: Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Third Interim Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress Concerning the Accuracy of Information in Credit Reports
This study examines accuracy in consumer credit reports using a nationally representative sample of consumers with credit histories. Participants in the study examined their credit reports from the three national credit reporting agencies and identified potentially material errors. Participants...