FTC Case Results in $163 Million Judgment Against “Scareware” Marketer

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court imposed a judgment of more than $163 million on the final defendant in the FTC’s case against an operation that used computer “scareware” to trick consumers into thinking their computers were infected with malicious software, and then sold them software to “fix” their non-existent problem.  The […]

FTC Staff Submits Comment to CFPB on Mortgage Disclosure Forms

The Federal Trade Commission’s staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on disclosure forms designed to help consumers understand the features, costs, and risks of home mortgage loans.  The comment is in response to a CFPB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding disclosures consumers receive when they apply for and close on […]

FTC to Host Press Conference

Media Advisory October 2, 2012 The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to announce a law enforcement crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries. WHO: Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman Chris Chapman, Chairman Australia Communication and Media […]

FTC Issues Revised “Green Guides”

The Federal Trade Commission issued revised “Green Guides” that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The revisions to the FTC’s Green Guides reflect a wide range of public input, including hundreds of consumer and industry comments on previously proposed […]

FTC to Host Pet Meds Workshop Tomorrow

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop focusing on the pet medications industry in the United States tomorrow in Washington, DC.  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will provide opening remarks, and will be joined at the event by industry members, veterinarians, and other professionals involved in the sale of pet medications. The workshop will examine […]