FTC Announces Amendments to Rule Providing Model Forms and Disclosures To Facilitate Compliance with...

The Federal Trade Commission has approved publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the rescission of several model forms and disclosures under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).The Dodd-Frank Wall...

FTC Returns Nearly $315,000 to Consumers Who Bought Worthless Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction...

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...

In Senate Testimony, FTC Highlights Work to Protect Consumers, Promote Competition

In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement,...

FTC Alleges Operators of Two Commercial Websites Failed to Protect Consumers’ Data

In separate cases, ClixSense and i-Dressup.com agree to settle charges that they failed to provide reasonable data security The operators of an online rewards website and a dress-up games website...

Payment Processor and Owner Agree to Permanent Payment Processing Ban and $1.8 Million Judgment...

Thomas Wells and his payment processing company, Priority Payout Corp., have agreed to settle FTC charges that they repeatedly violated a 2009 court order issued against them. The settlement...

FTC Joins FDA in Sending Warning Letters to Companies Advertising and Selling Products Containing...

As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure that dietary supplements and other health-related products are advertised truthfully, and that efficacy claims made for such products are supported by...

FTC, States Continue Fight against Sham Charities; Shut Down Operations That Falsely Claimed to...

Orders ban defendants from soliciting charitable contributions The operators of two purported sham charities have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of Missouri...

FTC Releases Reports on Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures for 2017

Cigarette sales declined from 2016 levels The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 240.5 billion in...

FTC Seeks Public Comment as Part of its Review of the Franchise Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Rule known as Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (“Franchise Rule”) as part of...

FTC Approves Final Consent Orders Settling Endorsement and Deceptive Native Advertising Charges against Creaxion...

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two final orders settling allegations that Creaxion Corporation, Inside Publications, LLC, and their respective principals misrepresented that paid...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-168A: Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep Vulnerability

Original release date: June 17, 2019Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Activity Alert to provide information...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

Pharmaceutical Agreement Filing Procedures Updated

Modernized with electronic filings and updated for agreements related to biologics The Federal Trade Commission is modernizing the process for filing agreements under the Medicare...

International Competition Network Adopts Framework for Competition Agency Procedures and Recommended Practices on Investigative...

At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) established a Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) that reflects the commitment by its participants...

Administrative Law Judge Upholds FTC’s Complaint Challenging Consummated Merger of Companies that Make Microprocessor...

In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of...