FTC Sends More than $6.9 Million in Refunds to Victims of Office Supply Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $6.9 million to small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies targeted by an office supply telemarketing scam that charged them...

First Round of Refunds Totaling $153 Million Sent to Consumers As a Result of...

Approximately $153 million is being mailed to 109,000 consumers in the first distribution of refunds resulting from the law enforcement actions brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade...

FTC Sending Refunds Totaling Over $2 Million to Consumers Harmed by Alleged Government...

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 4,976 refund checks and sending 44,136 PayPal payments totaling over $2 million to consumers allegedly defrauded by American Immigration Center.According to the FTC,...

Court Stops Sprawling Scheme That Operated Hundreds of Websites That Deceived Consumers About Government...

Defendants made millions of dollars from sites that overwhelmingly mislead consumers A court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to preliminarily halt a scheme in which the defendants operated hundreds...

Operators of Comparison Shopping Website Agree to Settle FTC Charges Alleging Deceptive Rankings of...

The operators of a website that compares student loans and other financial products have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they misled consumers to believe their website...

FTC and DOJ Extend Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, Announce...

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are extending the Feb. 11, 2020 deadline for comments on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The deadline is now Feb....

FTC to Host Workshop Voice Cloning Technologies on Jan. 28

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine voice cloning technologies.WHEN:Tuesday, January 28, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET.WHERE:Constitution Center 400 Seventh St., SWWashington, D.C. 20024WHO:The event will feature...

FTC Acts to Shut Down ‘Success by Health’ Instant Coffee Pyramid Scheme

Complaint alleges empty promises of wealth lead to millions in losses for participants A federal court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to temporarily shut down an alleged pyramid scheme...

FTC Finalizes Settlement with California Tech Company Related to Privacy Shield

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with a California technology company over allegations that it falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which enables companies...

Court Rules in Favor of FTC in Case Against Mortgage Relief Scammers

Order bans defendants from providing debt relief, imposes $18.5 million judgment The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in a...

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AA20-073A: Enterprise VPN Security

Original release date: March 13, 2020SummaryAs organizations prepare for possible impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many may consider alternate workplace options for their...

Competition Press Releases

Joint FTC and DOJ Letter Raises Concerns about California Assembly Bill 1541, which would...

The staff of Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition, together with the staff of the Antitrust...

FTC Imposes Conditions on Danaher Corporation’s Acquisition of GE Biopharma

Merger likely to reduce competition in highly concentrated markets that supply biopharmaceutical companies with key inputs Danaher Corporation has agreed to divest assets to settle...

FTC Submits Comment on Final Information Blocking Rule to the Department of Health &...

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a statement in support of certain changes made by the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office...