FTC To Host Workshops on Resale Price Maintenance February 17 and 19, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission will host its first two in a series of public workshops on resale price maintenance (RPM) on Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 19, beginning at 10 am EST at the agency’s Headquarters building in Washington, DC. The workshops are designed – for the purposes of the competition laws the FTC […]

FTC To Host Workshops on Resale Price Maintenance February 17 and 19, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission will host its first two in a series of public workshops on resale price maintenance (RPM) on Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 19, beginning at 10 am EST at the agency’s Headquarters building in Washington, DC. The workshops are designed – for the purposes of the competition laws the FTC […]

Eleventh Annual National Consumer Protection Week: FTC, Co-sponsors Provide Tools for Navigating Todays Economy

This year’s National Consumer Protection Week – sponsored by the FederalTrade Commission and a variety of government agencies and national consumer groups – features as its theme “Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy.” Whether consumers are trying to stretch their paychecks, find a quick fix for a spotty credit history, or tell the difference […]

Eleventh Annual National Consumer Protection Week: FTC, Co-sponsors Provide Tools for Navigating Todays Economy

This year’s National Consumer Protection Week – sponsored by the FederalTrade Commission and a variety of government agencies and national consumer groups – features as its theme “Nuts and Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy.” Whether consumers are trying to stretch their paychecks, find a quick fix for a spotty credit history, or tell the difference […]

FTC Staff Revises Online Behavioral Advertising Principles

Federal Trade Commission staff today issued a report describing its ongoing examination of online behavioral advertising and setting forth revisions to proposed principles to govern self-regulatory efforts in this area. The key issue concerns how online advertisers can best protect consumers’ privacy while collecting information about their online activities. Over the last decade, the FTC […]

FTC Staff Revises Online Behavioral Advertising Principles

Federal Trade Commission staff today issued a report describing its ongoing examination of online behavioral advertising and setting forth revisions to proposed principles to govern self-regulatory efforts in this area. The key issue concerns how online advertisers can best protect consumers’ privacy while collecting information about their online activities. Over the last decade, the FTC […]

FTC Sues Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Operation

In a case that affects consumers throughout the nation, the Federal Trade Commission has charged a mortgage foreclosure “rescue” company with falsely claiming that it will stop foreclosure or fully refund consumers’ money. A federal court ordered a halt to the alleged practices and froze the defendants’ assets pending trial. Many people who paid the […]

FTC Sues Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Operation

In a case that affects consumers throughout the nation, the Federal Trade Commission has charged a mortgage foreclosure “rescue” company with falsely claiming that it will stop foreclosure or fully refund consumers’ money. A federal court ordered a halt to the alleged practices and froze the defendants’ assets pending trial. Many people who paid the […]

Companies Agree to Pay $2.25 Million as Part of FTC Crackdown on Fraud in the Prepaid Calling Card Industry

Major prepaid calling card companies have agreed to pay $2.25 million as part of a settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false claims to consumers about the number of minutes of talk time their prepaid calling cards would provide. The companies targeted their advertising at recent immigrants, who depend on the […]

FTC Approves Amended Complaint in Matter of Publishers Business Services; Hexion LLC and Huntsman Corp. Petition Commission to Reopen and Set Aside Orders; Extension of Public Comment Period Related to Digital Rights Management Town Hall; Commission

FTC Approves Amended Complaint in Matter of Publishers Business Services – The Commission has approved an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against defendants Publishers Business Services, Inc., and Ed Dantuma Enterprises, Inc., also d/b/a Publishers Direct Services and Publishers Business Services. According to the FTC’s original complaint, filed in May 2008 as part […]