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To learn more about the mobile payments industry and its effects on consumers, the FTC convened a workshop on April 26, 2012. For purposes of the workshop and this report, staff took a very broad view of mobile payments and included technologies and products in which a payment is made using a...
Case: Real Wealth, et al.
Case: Compete, Inc.
Closing Letter: Nordstrom Rack
February 22, 2013
Closing Letter: Munchkin, Inc.
February 19, 2013
Case: Path, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy agency, issued a staff report recommending ways that key players in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace can better inform consumers about their data practices. The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile...
Case: Goldman Schwartz Inc.
Press Release: FTC Staff Warns 11 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Used Car Dealers for Not Displaying 'Buyers Guides'
The Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Region Office has warned 11 used car dealerships in Jonesboro, Arkansas, that their sales practices violate the FTC’s Used Car Rule , which requires used car dealers to display a “Buyers Guide” detailing warranty and other important information on the cars...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 13-2
Addresses Funeral Rule requirements for disclosing charges for collecting insurance or trust proceeds.
Press Release: FTC Announces Enforcement Policy Statement for Retailers that Directly Import Textile, Wool, and Fur Products
The Federal Trade Commission today announced an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, the Wool Products Labeling Act, and the Fur Products Labeling Act concerning treatment of certain retailers that directly import textile, wool, and fur products. The...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 13-1
Clarifies how funeral providers should disclose additional charges for atypical services on the GPL and Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected.
Closing Letter: Island Finance, LLC / Alliance Funding, LLC
December 18, 2012
Closing Letter: Venus Mother of Pearl Powder Cream (ERSP referral)
December 13, 2012
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 12-1
Clarifies that all caskets that do not require special ordering must be listed on the casket price list, even if offered temporarily or only to a select group of customers.
Public Event: The Big Picture: Comprehensive Online Data Collection
December 6, 2012
Archived Webcast - segment 1/4 Archived Webcast - segment 2/4 Archived Webcast - segment 3/4 Archived Webcast - segment 4/4 Consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others examined the technological landscape, benefits and risks...
Press Release: FTC Proposes Modifications to Used Car Rule
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides to ensure that they are up-to-date, effective, and not overly burdensome, the FTC is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Used Car Buyers Guide required by the agency’s Used Car Rule ...
Case: CarePatrol, Inc.
Report: Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Fifth 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...
November 29, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on using enforceable industry codes of conduct to protect consumers in cross-border commerce. Such systems, where government entities, businesses, consumer groups and other organizations develop and administer voluntary procedures that govern areas...
Press Release: FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges Against Marketer Brain-Pad, Inc. for Allegedly Deceptive Claims that Its Mouthguards Can Reduce Risk of Concussions
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission finalized an order settling charges that mouthguard marketer Brain-Pad, Inc. and its President Joseph Manzo made deceptive claims that their mouthguards reduce the risk of concussions from lower-jaw impacts, reduce the risk of...
Case: Brain-Pad, Inc.
Closing Letter: Borba, Inc.
November 28, 2012
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...
Case: Google Inc.