Category: FTC

Federal Trade Commission Provides Tips For Upcoming National Preparedness Month

The 2022 hurricane season has been fairly calm, but we have a way to go. The season peaks in mid-September and runs through November. A lot can happen in that time, and not all are hurricane-related. […]

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Federal Trade Commission Warns Consumers Beware of Scammers Demanding Utility Payments in Cryptocurrency

It’s never a good time to have your utilities shut off. But during the hot summer months, the threat of having no power can be especially miserable: no AC, no refrigerator, not even a fan. […]

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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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FTC: Beware of Scammers Pretending to Be U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Has the U.S. Border Patrol called you? No, they haven’t. But a scammer might have. In fact, scammers often pretend to be from government agencies to trick you into sending them money or sharing personal information. […]

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FTC: Beware of Inaccurate Information When Making Decisions Regarding Funeral Arrangements

After the loss of a loved one, family and friends often need to make decisions about funeral arrangements quickly. You may need to plan services by phone or online. […]

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Fashion Nova to Pay $4.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Blocking Negative Reviews on Products

Online fashion retailer Fashion Nova, LLC will be prohibited from suppressing customer reviews of its products and required to pay $4.2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company blocked negative reviews of its products from being posted to its website. […]

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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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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 Fines Founder of the Truckload Carrier Werner Enterprises for Repeatedly Violating Antitrust Laws

Federal Trade Commission announced that Clarence L. Werner, founder of the Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload carrier Werner Enterprises, Inc. will pay a $486,900 civil penalty to settle charges that certain of his acquisitions of company stock while he was a director of the company violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. […]

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FTC Returns Additional $25 Million to Consumers Who Lost Money to Business Coaching Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is returning an additional $25 million to consumers who lost money to a business coaching scheme that used the names Coaching Department and Apply Knowledge, among others. […]

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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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FTC to Expand Criminal Referral Program to Stop, Deter Corporate Crime

The Federal Trade Commission today voted to expand its criminal referral program as part of its work to stop and deter corporate crime. While the FTC’s authority is limited to civil enforcement, the policy statement adopted at today’s open meeting will enhance the agency’s efforts to combat the criminal misconduct the FTC uncovers in consumer protection and antitrust investigations. […]

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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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FTC to Ramp up Enforcement Against Illegal Dark Patterns That Trick or Trap Consumers Into Subscriptions

The Federal Trade Commission issued a new enforcement policy statement warning companies against deploying illegal dark patterns that trick or trap consumers into subscription services. […]

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