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FTC Charges Telemarketing Operation with Misleading Job Seekers and Making Millions of Illegal, Unsolicited Calls

The FTC has charged a telemarketing operation and its owners with making millions of illegal, unsolicited calls about educational programs to consumers who submitted their contact information to websites promising help with job searches, public benefits, and other unrelated programs

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International Competition Network Adopts Framework for Competition Agency Procedures and Recommended Practices on Investigative Process and Announces the U.S. Agencies will Host the 2020 ICN Annual Conference

At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) established a Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) that reflects the commitment by its participants to uphold fundamental procedural fairness principles and adopted Recommended Practices for Investigative Process that...
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FTC Approves Final Consent Order against UrthBox, Inc. and its Principal Related to Compensated Online Reviews and “Free” Trial Offer

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that San Francisco-based UrthBox, Inc. and its principal misrepresented that customer reviews were independent when, in fact, the company provided those customers with free products and other...
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FTC Disconnects Pointbreak Media Robocall Scheme Defendants

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Florida granted summary judgment against two individuals, approved six settlement agreements involving 11 defendants, and entered a default judgment against the remaining seven defendants, officially ending the massive Pointbreak...
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FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons to Participate in International Competition Network Conference in Cartagena, Colombia

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 18th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Cartagena, Colombia, May 15-17, 2019. At the conference,...

Coming Events

May 31

Cmr. Phillips gives opening keynote at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give the opening keynote address at the Global Antitrust Economics Conference, New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY, 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Jun 11
District Of Columbia

Online Event Tickets Workshop

The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but has been rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown.The workshop will explore consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as concerts and sporting events...
Jun 12

FTC Hearing #14: Roundtable with State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission will hold the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. This will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

Past Events

May 15

BCP Director Andrew Smith keynote speech at COMPLY 2019 Conference

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give the keynote speech on law enforcement priorities for Fintech, at the COMPLY 2019 Conference. New York, NY
May 15

Chmn. Simons participates in International Competition Network’s Annual Conference

FTC Chairman Joseph Simons will participate in the International Competition Network’s Annual Conference. Cartagena, Colombia
May 14

Cmr. Slaughter keynote speaker before Center for American Progress program "Antitrust and Health Care Providers"

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be the keynote speaker before a Center for American Progress program entitled Antitrust and Health Care Providers. 1333 H Street, NW, Washington, DC