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U.S. Federal Trade Commission News

FTC, Nevada granted court order to permanently shut down 'revenge porn site'

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada have obtained an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to permanently shut down a "revenge porn site," which is required to pay more than $2 million after violating state and federal laws.

'Operation Main Street' proves successful in Florida

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — An operation aimed at stopping scams which target small businesses led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and other state and federal agencies has resulted in 24 actions.

FTC reaches settlement with California tech support company linked to India-based scam

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a $136,000 settlement with a California tech support company for alleged involvement in an India-based scam.

FTC reaches $7 million settlement in alleged 'get-rich-quick scheme' from spam emails

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Operators and their related companies accused of what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is calling a "get-rich-quick scheme" have reached a $7 million settlement for allegations of deceiving consumers by falsely promising consumers they could earn money working online.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams to be held on June 25.

By Press release submission | Jun 25, 2018

As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area.

FTC alleges mortgage relief operation duped distressed homeowners

By Mark Iandolo | May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 8 that it has charged a mortgage relief operation with allegedly duping homeowners into poor deals.

FTC settles case with Hawaiian air ambulance service providers

By Mark Iandolo | May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 3 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order settling charges against AMR Holdco and Air Medical Group Holdings, which does business as LifeTeam.

FTC finds 29 funeral homes violated federal law

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 18 that it has found failures to disclose funeral home pricing information at 29 of the 134 funeral homes its investigators visited while working undercover in 2017.

FTC finalizes order against company that misled consumers about its products' health benefits

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 19 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final consent order against Telomerase Activation Sciences Inc. and Noel Patton (collectively, TA Sciences) that resolves allegations of deceptive advertising.

FTC reaches settlement with alleged negative-options sales ring

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 16 that the ringleader for a negative-option sales scam using teeth whiteners has been banned from negative-option sales after a settlement.

FTC finalizes deceptive marketing settlement with Bollman Hat Company

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 17 that, following a public comment period, it has finalized a consent order that settles charges against Bollman Hat Company, a Pennsylvania business that allegedly used deceptive “American Made Matters” certifications and marketing materials.

FTC, Uber reach expanded settlement agreement

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 12 that Uber Technologies Inc. will expand the proposed settlement it reached with the commission in 2017.

FTC settles with 3 marketers who allegedly sold phony debt relief services

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 12 that three marketers have been banned from selling debt relief, credit repair and financial products and services after allegedly selling phony debt relief services.

FTC seeks public comment on proposed modification to video game industry self-regulatory program

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 2 that it is seeking public comment on proposals to modify a video game industry self-regulatory program first approved by the agency in 2001 under the agency’s Children Online Privacy Protection Rule.

FTC mails 2,116 refund checks to victims of 'memory improvement' supplement scam

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 2 that it is mailing 2,116 refund checks worth a total of about $355,000 to consumers victimized by CogniPrin’s alleged scheme to deceptively market a “memory improvement” supplement.

FTC finalizes order settling antitrust allegations against 7-Eleven

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 29 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order with 7-Eleven that resolves allegations the company’s proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco retail fuel outlets would violate antitrust law.

FTC submits comments to consumer bureau regarding civil investigative demands

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 27 that its Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) has submitted comments to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection after the agency requested assistance in assessing its civil investigative demands (CIDs) procedures.

FTC seeks injunction against home security company that allegedly violated telemarketing rule

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 23 that it has file​​​​d a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in federal court against Alliance Security Inc., a home security installation company, and its founder, for allegedly using telemarketing to call millions of numbers registered on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry.

FTC settles with Chinese company that allegedly deceived consumers about origin of mattresses

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 13 that Nectar Brand LLC will stop making “assembled in the USA” claims about its Chinese-made mattresses after allegations that those claims are false.

FTC, CFPB report to Congress on efforts to halt illegal debt collection schemes

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced March 20 that they have released a report detailing their 2017 activities to protect consumers from illegal debt collection schemes.

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