Aloe Vera Supplement Seller Barred from Making Misleading Health Claims

NatureCity promoted TrueAloe and AloeCran as treatments for conditions affecting seniors The Boca Raton, Florida-based marketers and sellers of two Aloe vera-based supplements have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission...

Administrative Law Judge Partially Rules in Favor of FTC’s Complaint that Dental Products Distributors...

Judge dismisses complaint against respondent Henry Schein, Inc. In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has held that two of three respondents named in a...

FTC Chairman Joe Simons Announces the Planned Departure of Bureau of Competition Director Bruce...

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced today that FTC Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman will be leaving the agency in November after serving in the position for...

FTC Sending Refund Checks for Nearly $2.7 Million to Consumers Defrauded in Timeshare Resale...

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 8,088 refund checks totaling nearly $2.7 million to consumers who paid an up-front fee to re-sell their unwanted timeshares. The average check amount...

FTC Sends Checks Totaling More Than $31 Million to LifeLock Customers

The Federal Trade Commission will begin sending refund checks totaling more than $31 million as part of a previously announced settlement with LifeLock, Inc., related to allegations that the...

FTC Puts an End to Bogus Job Placement and Resume Repair Scheme

Defendants will be permanently banned from offering employment services as part of settlement The operator of a job placement company that deceived consumers with false promises of access to high-paying...

FTC Returns More Than $2 Million to Victims of Business Coaching Scheme

The FTC will be mailing refund checks totaling more than $2 million to people who lost money to a Utah-based business coaching scheme that operated under the names Coaching...

FTC Acts Against Company Using Celebrity Endorsements, Bogus Earnings Claims to Sell Real Estate...

Federal Court issues temporary order against Zurixx, LLC and its executives A federal court has entered a temporary restraining order against Utah-based Zurixx, LLC and affiliated companies, which the Federal Trade...

FTC to Host Workshop on October 7 to Examine COPPA Rule

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop to examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule in light of evolving business practices and new technology in the...

FTC to Study E-Cigarette Manufacturers’ Sales, Advertising, and Promotional Methods

The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to six e-cigarette manufacturers seeking information to study the companies’ sales, advertising, and promotional methods. The orders were sent to: JUUL Labs,...

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 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...

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on UnitedHealth Group’s Proposed Acquisition of DaVita Medical...

Order will preserve competition in the Las Vegas area of Nevada Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order...