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Robocall Challenge Awards Announced
2013-04-03 04:56:35

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday the winners of a national contest to develop new blocking technology for recorded ‘robocalls’.

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

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.

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.

2013-03-11 23:00:33

With tax season upon us, Scambook, the online complaint resolution platform that has resolved $10 million in reported consumer damages to date, is looking out for the public’s identities and

Spam Texters Beware - The FTC Is On To You
2013-03-08 04:55:31

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has filed eight lawsuits in federal courts throughout the US in recent days against 29 defendants it claims are behind hundreds of millions of scam text messages sent to mobile phone users.

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

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


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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