FTC Advice: How to Shop Wisely at Outlet Malls

For many consumers in search of a bargain, outlet malls are the place to go. But did you know that merchandise sold at outlet stores can be manufactured exclusively for them, and may differ in quality from merchandise sold at non-outlet stores? You might get a good deal from an outlet store, but if you […]

FTC Proposes Amendments to Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule to Keep Up With Current Technology and Business Practices

As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule. The Rule, issued in 1975, requires that marketers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through mail or telephone must have a […]