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Case: Rawlins & Rivera, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission staff is seeking comments on the impact and effectiveness of credit freezes as part of a multi-pronged approach to combat identity theft. Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws providing consumers the right to place credit freezes, and each of the...
January 8, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on January 8, 2008 to examine the emerging market for carbon offsets (i.e., greenhouse gas emission reduction products) and renewable energy certificates, and related advertising claims. The workshop will focus on consumer...
Press Release: Undercover Funeral Home Inspections in Nine States Yield Mixed Results; FTC Reminds Providers They Must Give Price Lists to Consumers
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that in 2007, law enforcement sweeps of 174 funeral homes in nine states found significant violations of the FTC’s Funeral Rule at 26 funeral homes and minor compliance deficiencies at 66 others. “Consumers making funeral arrangements are entitled to...
Press Release: FTC Announces Publication of Second Federal Register Notice and Comment Period on Survey of Information Sharing Practices with Affiliates
Section 214(e) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act requires the Federal Trade Commission, the federal banking agencies, and the National Credit Union Administration to “jointly conduct regular studies of the consumer information sharing practices by financial institutions and other...
Public Event: Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft
December 10, 2007
The FTC hosted a public workshop, "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft," to explore the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft. This workshop continues the work of the President's Identity Theft Task Force, and, in particular, its...
Closing Letter: Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust
December 6, 2007
Closing Letter: The Baby Einstein Company, LLC
December 5, 2007
Closing Letter: The Brainy Baby Company, LLC
December 5, 2007
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-10
Discusses the circumstances under which the Rule requires funeral providers to list "direct cremation" on their price lists, including whether the disclosure must be made if the provider offers only cremation packages, not direct cremation as defined by the Rule.
Closing Letter: Cadbury Adams/Halls ProHealth Defense Dietary Supplement
November 21, 2007
Closing Letter: LensesByMail
November 13, 2007
November 1, 2007
The FTC hosted a Town Hall that brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts, and academics to address consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers' activities online to target advertising - or "behavioral advertising." The Town Hall...
Public Event: Collecting Consumer Debts: The Challenges of Change
October 10, 2007
The FTC hosted a workshop to explore changes in the debt collection industry and examine their impact on consumers and businesses. The event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, state and federal regulators, and others with relevant expertise to provide information on a...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-2
Addresses whether affiliates must disclose audited financial statements under Item 21.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-9
Discusses the use of computerized displays of casket prices to comply with the Funeral Rule's casket price list requirement.
Closing Letter: King Roach Enterprises, Inc.
September 5, 2007
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-8
Clarifies that the Rule's prohibition of casket storage fees discussed in Opinion 07-4 applies only to "at need" arrangements, and not to "pre-need" arrangements.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-7
Discusses the circumstances under which the Rule requires that embalming performed by another funeral home or a third party provider be listed on the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services as a cash advance item.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-6
Discusses whether the Rule requires that the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services include an itemization of the goods and services provided in direct cremations, immediate burials, forwarding of remains and receiving remains.