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FTC Updates Ad Guidelines For Social, Mobile Media
2013-03-13 15:37:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is updating its 13-year old guidelines for online advertising to include mobile ads and ads on social networking sites. Now, ads posted on these sites must also steer clear of any deceptive or unfair messages, just like any other advertisement. The new guidelines, called .com Disclosures, will effect advertisers on Twitter particularly. As there are only 140 characters permitted in each...

2013-03-12 23:03:56

In a recent FTC release, those in their 50s had the most real estate and mortgage complaints of fraud. HomeValue shares tips on how to avoid these scams. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 The Federal Trade Commission released that real estate and mortgage scams were top complaints for 2011-2012. The baby boomer generation, those over 50, had the most fraud issues during this time, according to the FTC. HomeValue.us.org shares how downsizing for older generations may be a cause for...

2013-03-03 23:03:33

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform with over $10 million in resolved reported damages, wants to remind the public that National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 3. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform with over $10 million in resolved reported damages, wants to remind the public that National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 3. While Scambook believes that consumer...

2013-03-02 23:00:43

Today, President Obama appointed Edith Ramirez as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), making her the top Latina with oversight over matters such as consumer protection, fraud prevention, deceptive and unfair business practices, and online privacy protection... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 Today, President Obama appointed Edith Ramirez as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), making her the top Latina with oversight over matters such as consumer...


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