New brochure for social media influencers

Chances are you know an influencer – a person who works with a brand to recommend or endorse a product in social media. Maybe you work at a company...

FTC challenges seller’s business model & product claims

Make tens of thousands of dollars a month selling wellness products. Skeptical? Here’s why you should be.

What you can do to fend off hackers

Your personal information is valuable. That’s why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve got tips to help you keep your personal...

Back brace scams target people on Medicare

Scammers have been targeting Medicare recipients with a scheme to get “free or low-cost” back and knee braces. They’re calling, running television ads, and mailing letters to get people...

Halloween know-how: Cosmetic contacts require an Rx

Dressing up for Halloween can be fun. Revelers often use make-up, wigs and cosmetic contact lenses to complete their look.

SIM Swap Scams: How to Protect Yourself

If your cell phone is your go-to device for checking your email, paying your bills, or posting to social media, you’re not alone. So imagine that your cell phone...

Stalking apps: Retina-X settles charges

Did you know people can monitor you through your phone? The FTC’s settlement with Retina-X Studios, LLC marks the agency’s first case against “stalking apps” or “stalkerware” – spyware...

Charity fraud awareness, here and abroad

Today is the start of International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW), a coordinated international effort to help charities and donors avoid charity fraud. The FTC joins state charities regulators...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-290A: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...

Original release date: October 17, 2019SummaryOn January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for their Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

FTC to Study the Impact of COPAs

The Commission issues seven orders for Provision of Information The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to...

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Boston Scientific Corp.’s Acquisition of BTG plc

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Boston Scientific’s proposed $4.2 billion acquisition of medical...

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Quaker Chemical Corp.’s Acquisition of Houghton International...

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that chemical company Quaker Chemical Corp.’s  $1.4 billion acquisition...