National Consumer Protection Week 2019 Kicks off Sunday, March 3

The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state and local partners, together with consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 21st annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 3-9, 2019. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their rights while giving them access to free educational materials. “As […]

FTC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week

The Federal Trade Commission and its partners across the country will participate in the 20th anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 4-10, 2018. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money and learn how to spot scams. “We’re excited to kick […]

Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Names Elder Justice Coordinator to Support Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has designated Kathleen Benway, Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, as Elder Justice Coordinator as part of the agency’s responsibilities under the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. The Elder Justice Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and supporting the enforcement and consumer education efforts […]

UPDATE: Announcement of Nationwide Consumer Fraud Enforcement Initiative Rescheduled for Oct. 13

The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia will issue an announcement on Friday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET regarding a major coordinated consumer fraud enforcement initiative. The announcement will be posted on FTC.gov. Senior officials from the FTC and the offices of the state […]

FTC and Partner Agencies to Announce Nationwide Consumer Fraud Enforcement Initiative

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General will host a press conference in Tampa, Florida at noon on Friday, May 12 to announce a major consumer fraud enforcement initiative. Senior FTC and Florida Attorney General’s Office officials involved in the initiative will be available at the press conference to […]

National Consumer Protection Week 2017 Kicks Off Sunday, March 5

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 19th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 5-11, 2017. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to inform Americans of their consumer rights while providing them access to free consumer-related resources. […]

Lead Generator Defendants in Tech-Support Scam Agree to Settlement With FTC and the State of Florida

A group of lead generator defendants who participated in a massive technical support scam that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, will be required to perform due diligence on businesses before they generate and sell leads to those entities and pay $258,000 under the terms of a settlement […]

FTC, Partners to Promote Education During National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12

The Federal Trade Commission — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12, 2016. For 18 years, NCPW has been a time to encourage consumers […]

FTC Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Jewelry Guides

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for submitting public comments on proposed amendments to its Jewelry Guides. The Jewelry Guides (formally, the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries”) explain to businesses how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond, gemstone, and pearl products, including what types of […]

FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Its Jewelry Guides

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed changes to its Jewelry Guides. The Guides (formally, the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries”) provide advice to businesses on how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond, gemstone, and pearl products, and when to provide certain types of […]