Author: Federal Trade Commission

FTC: ITMedia Solutions Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million Penalty After Soliciting Loan Applications from Millions of Consumers

A lead generation company that collected sensitive information from millions of consumers under the guise of connecting them with lenders will pay $1.5 million in civil penalties and face restrictions on their operations as a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. […]

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FTC: Unsubstantiated COVID-19 Treatment Claims Appear on Social Media Platforms

Since the pandemic began, the Federal Trade Commission has sent hundreds of cease and desist letters to companies that claimed their products and therapies can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. […]

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BEAT INFLATION! FTC Offers Tips and Tricks on How to Save Money Heating Your House This Winter

The days are getting cooler, in fact, some parts of the U.S. have already seen snow. Experts report it’s going to be an expensive winter to heat your home, but there are things you can do now to cut your energy costs. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Warns Consumers of Scammers Targeting Child Tax Credit Payments

Many people have gotten their advance Child Tax Credit payments this year, but scammers are taking advantage of this new program to try to trick you out of money or information. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Returns $60 Million That Amazon Illegally Took From Flex Drivers

Amazon Flex drivers, watch your mail. The FTC just sent almost $60 million in checks and PayPal payments to eligible drivers who had their tips illegally taken by Amazon. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Puts Over 1,100 Businesses on Notice Regarding Deceptive Money-Making Claims

Companies offering work, training, business opportunities, investments, or other money-making opportunities often try to grab your attention by talking about how much money you can make. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Begins Annual Initiative ‘Military Consumer Month’

This annual initiative highlights the FTC’s collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and our many other partners in federal and state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and industry associations. […]

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Beware of ‘U.S. Trading Commission’ Scam Website Designed to Look Like Federal Trade Commission

It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money. […]

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