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Press Release: FTC Undercover Shopper Survey on Entertainment Ratings Enforcement Finds Compliance Highest Among Video Game Sellers and Movie Theaters
A Federal Trade Commission undercover shopper survey found that video game retailers continue to enforce age-based ratings, while movie theaters have made marked improvement in box office enforcement. Only 13 percent of underage shoppers were able to purchase M-rated video games, while a historic...
Case: Epic Marketplace, Inc.
Closing Letter: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
March 19, 2013
Press Release: FTC Staff Revises Online Advertising Disclosure Guidelines
The Federal Trade Commission today released new guidance for mobile and other online advertisers that explains how to make disclosures clear and conspicuous to avoid deception. Updating guidance known as Dot Com Disclosures, which was released in 2000, the new FTC staff guidance, .com Disclosures:...
Press Release: FTC to Host Mobile Cramming Roundtable May 8
The Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable on May 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C., to examine unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills – a practice known as mobile cramming. The roundtable will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, and government...
Public Statement: Commission Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding VOC-Free Claims for Architectural Coatings
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Public Statement: Advertising Representations made by Energizer Personal Care for its Schick Hydro Razor
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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 13-1
Clarifies how funeral providers should disclose additional charges for atypical services on the GPL and Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected.
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 13-2
Addresses Funeral Rule requirements for disclosing charges for collecting insurance or trust proceeds.
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.