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The operators of a deceptive newspaper subscription scheme are permanently banned from the direct mail marketing business under a federal court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop examining consumer protection issues related to the online event-ticket marketplace.WHEN:Tuesday, June 11 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET (Doors open at 8 a.m.
The FTC and FDA just sent warning letters to four sellers of e-liquids, the nicotine-laced liquid used in vaping. But even if you don’t have clients in that industry, keep reading. The letters have a lot to say about social media marketing and influencers, regardless of the products...
The agencies sent the letters to firms that manufacture and market flavored e-liquid products. They cite postings by influencers on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that endorse the target companies’ products, without any warnings that the products contain nicotine, an...
Humphrey Bogart said it in “The African Queen” and it was a catchphrase popularized by Jon Lovitz on “Saturday Night Live.” But to the FTC, That’s the Ticket is the name of a June 11, 2019, workshop to explore consumer protection issues related to online ticket sales – and the agenda...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposal to rescind its Guides for the Nursery Industry because they no longer appear necessary and thus serve little purpose for industry or consumers.
Moon Unit Zappa’s 1982 song “Valley Girl” popularized the phrase “gag me with a spoon.” We doubt the lyric “gag me with a form contract clause” would have been a hit, but it’s among the tactics expressly outlawed by the Consumer Review Fairness Act. As two proposed settlements...
The operators of a worldwide negative option scam have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively advertised “risk-free” trial offers for only the cost of shipping and handling, but then charged consumers full price for the trial product and enrolled them in expensive,...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amended complaint in federal district court in a case alleging a multi-national scheme to defraud consumers via deceptive “free trial” offers and negative-option continuity plans. The amended complaint names a Latvian financial institution and its CEO as...
The ringleader of a California-based student loan debt relief scheme has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges that he bilked $11 million from consumers who were trying to reduce their student loan monthly payments or get loan forgiveness. Under the modified court order,...
The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its June 11, 2019 workshop that will examine consumer protection issues related to the online event ticket marketplace.Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will provide opening remarks, followed by a keynote address from Eric Budish,...
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 305 checks totaling $314,945 to consumers who paid up-front for worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs pitched by Payless Solutions using illegal robocalls.
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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