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Public Event: FTC Spam Forum
April 30, 2003
The FTC hosted a public forum to explore the issues regarding the proliferation of and potential solutions to unsolicited commercial email ("UCE" or "spam"). The forum also looked at how the unique qualities of spam contribute to and hinder both fraud and its prosecution.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 03-2
Discusses whether the Franchise Rule applies to a license agreement for the manufacture and distribution of a soil supplement.
Report: False Claims in Spam:
Closing Letter: Walgreen Company
March 18, 2003
Public Event: Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud
February 19, 2003
The FTC held a public workshop on how to build public/private partnerships to combat cross-border fraud against consumers. The workshop explored how the private and public sectors can work together to identify, stop, and bring effective enforcement actions against cross-border fraud operators; any...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 03-1
Discusses whether a franchisor must disclose a guilty plea involving a violation of the Ontario Gaming Control Act under section 436.1(a)(4) of the Franchise Rule.
Closing Letter: The Clorox Company
January 16, 2003
Closing Letter: Rite Aid Corp
January 13, 2003
Closing Letter: Longs Drug Stores Corp.
January 13, 2003
Closing Letter: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
January 13, 2003
Press Release: Quicken Loans Agrees to Settle FTC Charges That It Failed to Provide Adverse Action Notices to Online Applicants Who Were Not Preapproved for Credit
Quicken Loans Inc., a mortgage lender based in Livonia, Michigan, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to provide "adverse action" notices in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC alleges that Quicken Loans failed to comply with the provisions of...
Closing Letter: Compaq Computer Corp. (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
December 13, 2002
Federal Register Notice: Notice and Request for Comment Regarding Textile Corporate Leniency Policy
Public Event: Workshop on Deception in Weight Loss Advertising
November 19, 2002
The FTC held a workshop to explore alternate approaches to reducing deceptive claims in advertising for weight-loss products. Following up on the issuance of the FTC staff report, Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends, the workshop gave the FTC staff and interested parties an...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-4
Discusses whether franchisors may use financial statements prepared according to non-American generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Press Release: "Miss Cleo" Promoters to Forgive Approximately $500 Million In Outstanding Consumer Charges and Pay an Additional $5 Million to Settle FTC Charges
In a landmark settlement, Access Resource Services, Inc. (ARS) and Psychic Readers Network, Inc. (PRN) have agreed to a stipulated court order stopping all collection efforts on accounts or claims from consumers who purchased or purportedly purchased their pay-per-call or audiotext services and...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-3
Addresses whether a franchisor must furnish disclosures to an existing franchisee when the franchisee initiates a modification of the franchise agreement’s protected territory provision.
Case: Citigroup Inc.
Microsoft Corporation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges regarding the privacy and security of personal information collected from consumers through its "Passport" web services. As part of the settlement, Microsoft will implement a comprehensive information security program for...
Advisory Opinion: Amicale Industries
Closing Letter: Tropicana Products, Inc.
July 15, 2002
Closing Letter: Closing letter to Ms. Starr Lee, President, AGirlLikeU.com, Inc.
June 28, 2002
Closing Letter: Commercial Alert Response Letter
June 27, 2002
Closing Letter: Nature's Way Products, Inc.
June 3, 2002
Closing Letter: Earthlink, Inc.
May 31, 2002
Federal Register Notice: Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information; Final Rule - 16 CFR Part 314
Public Event: Consumer Information Security Workshop
May 20, 2002
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as repositories for...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-2
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
Case: Ohio Art Company, The
Press Release: Houston-based Debt Collector Agrees to Pay $240,000 to Settle Charges of Violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Houston, Texas-based United Recovery Systems, Inc. (URS) has agreed to pay a $240,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve allegations that the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This is the FTC's first enforcement action...
COPPA compliance survey reviewing information collection practices at 144 children's Web sites.