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Case: Nobetes Corp.
In December 2018, officers of a company that marketed and sold Nobetes, a pill they claimed treats diabetes, settled an FTC complaint alleging that the advertising claims for the product are false or unsubstantiated. The order settling the FTC’s complaint prohibits the company and its officers from...
In October 2016, a federal judge granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction against two people and their companies for allegedly tricking small commercial trucking businesses into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government transportation...
The Federal Trade Commission finalized five separate proposed administrative complaints and orders enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA), which prohibits businesses from using form contract provisions that bar consumers from writing or posting negative reviews online, or threatening...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, and filed settlements for public comment with Cambridge Analytica’s former chief executive and an app developer who worked with the company, alleging they employed deceptive tactics to...
Case: Equifax, Inc.
The FTC alleged that Facebook violated its privacy promises to consumers and subsequently violated a 2012 Commission order.
In July 2019, the FTC sent refunds totaling more than $708,000 to consumers and businesses that had been tricked into paying for unordered light bulbs and cleaning supplies. The Commission’s February 2016 complaint alleged the Lighting X-Change defendants’ telemarketers failed to disclose to...
July 8, 2019
June 28, 2019
A one-day public workshop in Atlanta focused on truth-in-advertising basics and data security compliance. Designed for business owners, advertising and marketing executives, and attorneys, the program features a roster of experts discussing established consumer protection and antitrust principles,...
Closing Letter: Canada Goose Inc.
June 17, 2019
Closing Letter: Bragel International, Inc.
June 10, 2019
Case: Avant, LLC
Case: Pointbreak Media, LLC
Closing Letter: LG Hausys America, Inc.
May 14, 2019
Public Event: PrivacyCon 2019
May 14, 2019
The FTC hosted its fourth annual PrivacyCon on June 27, 2019. For PrivacyCon 2019, the FTC was seeking research presentations on a wide range of consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on the economics driving those issues. The call for presentations sought empirical research...
Closing Letter: Norland International Inc.
May 8, 2019
Case: AMG Services, Inc.
Closing Letter: Antigravity Batteries LLC
April 15, 2019
Case: EduTrek, LLC
April 4, 2019
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission examined consumer protection issues related to video game loot boxes at a public workshop on August 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Loot boxes are in-game rewards that contain a random assortment of virtual items (loot) to assist a player advance in the online...
Case: Veterans of America
Public Event: Online Event Tickets Workshop
March 27, 2019
The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but was rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown. It was live tweeted using the hashtag #FTCticket. The workshop explored consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as...
Public Event: Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions
March 12, 2019
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop on July 16, 2019 to examine ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and is seeking research focused on such limitations. Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions focused on how manufacturers may limit repairs by...
Case: Digital Altitude LLC
Closing Letter: Solve America’s Problems, doing business as, TV Liquidator
March 7, 2019
Case: Help the Vets, Inc.