Operators of Payment Processing Firm Settle Charges for Assisting Fraudulent Schemes that Took More...

Allied Wallet allegedly processed fraudulent transactions to consumers’ accounts Payment processor Allied Wallet, its CEO and owner Ahmad (“Andy”) Khawaja, and two other officers, Mohammad (“Moe”) Diab and Amy Rountree,...

FTC Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Changes to Safeguards Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to extend by 60 days the deadline for the public to submit comments on proposed changes to the Safeguards Rule, which requires financial...

FTC Approves Final Consent Order against UrthBox, Inc. and its Principal Related to Compensated...

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that San Francisco-based UrthBox, Inc. and its principal misrepresented that customer reviews were...

FTC Disconnects Pointbreak Media Robocall Scheme Defendants

Callers falsely claimed company represented Google, sought fees between $300 and $700 for first-page placement in online search results listings At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court...

FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons to Participate in International Competition Network Conference in Cartagena,...

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 18th annual International Competition Network (ICN)...

FTC Announces Agenda for the 14th and Final Session of its Hearings on Competition...

June 12 hearing at Creighton University will focus on areas of commonality The Federal Trade Commission today announced the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative at Creighton University School of...

FTC Testifies Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee On Its Work to Protect...

The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce about its efforts to effectively protect consumers and promote competition, while...

FTC Announces First Actions Exclusively Enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act

Companies included illegal non-disparagement clauses in form contracts with consumers The Federal Trade Commission has issued three separate proposed administrative complaints and orders enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA),...

FTC to Host Strictly Business: A Forum on Small Business Financing

Event on May 8 to examine trends and consumer protection issues in the marketplace WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on small business financing.WHEN:Wednesday, May 8, 8:30 a.m....

FTC Announces Regulatory Review Schedule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a revised regulatory review schedule.In 2019, the Commission intends...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA19-122A: New Exploits for Unsecure SAP Systems

Original release date: May 02, 2019Summary The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this activity alert in response to...

AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Competition Press Releases

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...

FTC Requires Divestitures by Tronox and Cristal, Suppliers of Widely Used White Pigment,...

ALJ deemed transaction likely anticompetitive Tronox Limited and Cristal, two of the largest suppliers of the white pigment chloride process titanium dioxide, have agreed to...