Category: Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission: Limited Waivers for Student Loan Forgiveness Ends October 31

Do you have federal student loans? Have you worked in public service for a government agency, the military, or a non-profit organization? If so, find out whether you’re eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver, which expires on October 31, 2022. Thousands of federal student loan borrowers have used the waiver to get closer to total loan forgiveness. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Charges Twitter with Deceptively Using Account Security Data to Sell Targeted Ads

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against Twitter, Inc. for deceptively using account security data for targeted advertising. Twitter asked users to give their phone numbers and email addresses to protect their accounts. The firm then profited by allowing advertisers to use this data to target specific users. […]

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Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies Illegally Surveilling Children Learning Online

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will crack down on education technology companies if they illegally surveil children when they go online to learn. In a new policy statement adopted, the Commission made it clear that it is against the law for companies to force parents and schools to surrender their children’s privacy rights in order to do schoolwork online or attend class remotely. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Identifies ‘Shady Sellers’ Making Unsubstantiated COVID Treatment Claims

As part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect you from shady sellers during the pandemic, the agency sent cease and desist demands to 25 companies that claimed their products can prevent or treat COVID-19. […]

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Attorney General Ashley Moody, FTC Recovers $1.8M for Consumers Nationwide Harmed By Robocall Scams

Consumers nationwide will receive $1.8 million in refunds as a result of actions taken by Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Federal Trade Commission to shut down a massive robocall scheme. […]

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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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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 Sends More Than $100K to People Targeted in Computer Financing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is sending 4,505 checks to people who lost money in a financing scheme that targeted customers shopping for computers and related electronic devices. […]

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