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FTC Sending Refunds to Victims of Tech Support Scam

The FTC is sending refund checks and PayPal payments totaling more than $802,000 to 12,140 consumers as part of a settlement with the operators of a St. Louis-based scam that tricked consumers into buying unnecessary technical support services.

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FTC Returns an Additional $757,946 to DOTAuthority.com Customers in Second Distribution

The Federal Trade Commission is sending checks totaling $757,946 to 14,948 small businesses that paid DOTAuthority.com Inc. or related defendants service fees for commercial vehicle registrations based on allegedly deceptive advertising and practices. The average refund is just over $50 per check...
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FTC Approves Final Consent Orders with Five Companies that Allegedly Violated the Consumer Review Fairness Act

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that five companies violated the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) by including provisions in form contracts that bar their customers from posting negative reviews. According to the agency’s...
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FTC Obtains Telemarketing Injunctions against Recidivist Do Not Call Violators Jasjit “Jay” Gotra and His Company, Alliance Security Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission obtained a stipulated final order that permanently bans Alliance Security Inc. from telemarketing. The FTC also obtained a preliminary injunction barring Alliance’s founder and CEO, Jasit “Jay” Gotra, from telemarketing until the final resolution of the case against him...
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Operator of Email Management Service Settles FTC Allegations that it Deceived Consumers About How it Accesses and Uses Emails

An email management company will be required to delete personal information it collected from consumers as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company deceived some consumers about how it accesses and uses their personal emails. In a complaint, the FTC...

Coming Events

Sep 19
Minnesota

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
Sep 24

Working Together to Protect Northern California Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Please join us for a Common Ground Conference focusing on consumer protection issues affecting people in Northern California. At the conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information...
Oct 7
District Of Columbia

The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on October 7, 2019 to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

Past Events

Aug 19

Cmrs. Phillips and Slaughter participate in 2019 TPI Aspen Forum

FTC Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will participate in the “2019 TPI Aspen Forum: A Chat with the Federal Trade Commissioners.” Aspen, CO, 10:45a.m. MDT
Aug 15

Cmr. Chopra panelist at Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be on the panel titled “Networking Lunch and a Conversation with FTC Commissioner Chopra” at the “Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business” public workshop. State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta...
Aug 15

BCP Director Daniel Kaufman opening remarks at Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business

FTC BCP Deputy Director Daniel Kaufman will provide opening remarks at the “Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business” public workshop. State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA