Latest Consumer protection Stories

2013-10-02 23:27:52

For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) main site and the Do Not Call List. Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is alerting consumers about this so they can prepare themselves. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission...

2013-10-02 23:04:43

On June 17, the Supreme Court ruled that pay-to-delay settlements in Hatch-Waxman cases (FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. 756) are subject to antitrust scrutiny. It’s a green light for Federal Trade Commission enforcement. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Pay-to-Delay Settlements in the Wake of Activis: Current, Former FTC Officials Offer Answers **FDAnews Virtual Conference** Oct. 15, 2013 — 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT http://www.fdanews.com/PayDelay As many as 40 deals done in...

FTC Brings Hammer Down On Trendnet Over Flawed Security Cameras
2013-09-05 12:27:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last January, videos began to pop up online that were taken from what were supposed to be secure webcams. The cameras, made by Trendnet, were found to have a serious glitch, which made them quite susceptible to hacking and, following the leaks of these videos, a complaint was made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A settlement has been reached between the FTC and Trendnet, forcing the company to alert customers about potential...

2013-08-29 23:28:01

Lexington Law’s latest TweetChat, the second in industry history, saw a notable increase in engagement. The consumer-chosen topic “Why Have Medical Bills Ruined My Life?” resonated with a large audience. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Lexington Law, the nation’s premier consumer credit report repair service, hosted its second successful TweetChat. The live event, titled “Why Have Medical Bills Ruined My Life?” focused on medical debt and witnessed an 18 percent engagement increase...

2013-08-26 23:23:01

In Gager v. Dell Financial Services, an appellate court ruled that consumers can revoke their consent to receive robocalls on their cell phones. Telephone Consumer Protection Act attorney Sergei Lemberg called this a "major leap forward" in consumer protection. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Calling it "a major leap forward in consumer protection against unwanted robocalls," TCPA attorney Sergei Lemberg (http://www.do-not-call-complaints.com) applauded the Third...

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