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Promoters of Deceptive Chain Referral Schemes Involving Cryptocurrencies Agree to Settlement with FTC

The defendants are permanently barred from multi-level marketing as part of settlement.

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FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $11.6 Million to Businesses and Organizations That Paid for Unordered Office and Cleaning Supplies

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 29,333 refund checks totaling more than $11.6 million to small businesses and other organizations defrauded by a Maryland-based office supply operation that used names such as Midway Industries and Standard Industries. The FTC charged that the operation...
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FTC Revises List of Companies Subject to Broadband Privacy Study

The Federal Trade Commission has revised the list of companies from which it is seeking information as part of its examination of broadband companies’ privacy practices. In March, the FTC announced it was sending orders seeking information about their privacy practices to AT&T Inc., AT&T...
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Three Third Point Funds Agree to Pay $609,810 in Civil Penalties for Violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Investment advisor Third Point LLC and three funds that it controls have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the funds violated the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, or HSR Act, after they acquired the voting securities of...
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Operator of Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University Will Pay $30 Million to Settle FTC Charges it Used Deceptive Lead Generators to Market its Schools

An Illinois-based operator of several post-secondary schools will pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the operator used sales leads from lead generators that falsely told consumers they were affiliated with the U.S. military, and that used other unlawful tactics to...

Coming Events

Sep 19

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
Sep 24

Working Together to Protect Northern California Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Please join us for a Common Ground Conference focusing on consumer protection issues affecting people in Northern California. At the conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
Sep 26
District Of Columbia

Made in the USA: An FTC Workshop

On September 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) will host a public workshop to enhance its understanding of consumer perception of “Made in the USA” and other U.S.-origin claims, and to consider whether it can improve its “Made in USA” enforcement program...

Past Events

Aug 29
District Of Columbia

Scheduling conference before FTC Administrative Law Judge in the matter of Evonik Industries/PeroxyChem et al.

Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell will hear closing arguments in the matter of Evonik Industries/PeroxyChem et al., Docket No. 9384. FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 532, Washington, DC, 1:00 p.m.
Aug 19

Cmrs. Phillips and Slaughter participate in 2019 TPI Aspen Forum

FTC Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in the “2019 TPI Aspen Forum: A Chat with the Federal Trade Commissioners.” Aspen, CO, 10:45a.m. MDT
Aug 15

Cmr. Chopra panelist at Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be on the panel titled “Networking Lunch and a Conversation with FTC Commissioner Chopra” at the “Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business” public workshop. State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta...