Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 15:50 EDT

Latest Federal Trade Commission Stories

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. "Today's announcement says ℠game over´ to the major league scam artists behind millions of spam texts," said Charles Harwood, Acting Director of the FTC´s Bureau of...

2013-03-07 12:24:55

Defendants Were Responsible for More than 180 Million Spam Text Messages WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on affiliate marketers that allegedly bombarded consumers with hundreds of millions of unwanted spam text messages in an effort to steer them towards deceptive websites falsely promising "free" gift cards. In eight different complaints filed in courts around the United States, the FTC charged 29 defendants with...

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...

2013-02-28 20:24:52

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today praised Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W VA) for introducing a Do-Not-Track bill, which would charge the Federal Trade Commission with establishing standards by which consumers could tell online companies, including mobile applications, that they do not want their information collected. Under the bill, similar to legislation Rockefeller introduced in 2011, the FTC would be charged with ensuring that companies respect a...

2013-02-27 12:25:18

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACA International, the Association of Collection and Credit Professionals, believes the 2012 Federal Trade Commission Sentinel Network report paints an inaccurate portrait of consumer complaints against the third-party debt collection industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/ACALOGO ) "We take consumer complaints seriously and agree on the importance of protecting consumers against businesses that engage in deceptive,...

2013-02-26 12:31:27

Identity Theft Tops List for 13(th) Consecutive Year in Report of National Consumer Complaints WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Identity theft is once more the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission, which has released its 2012 annual report of complaints. 2012 marks the first year in which the FTC received more than 2 million complaints overall, and 369,132, or 18 percent, were related to identity theft. Of those, more than 43 percent related to tax-...

2013-02-25 16:28:30

Public Interest Group Also Asks California Attorney General to Investigate Dial into news conference at 2 pm ET (11 am PT): 800-920-7487 - Dial-In Code: 65248697# SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to act immediately against Google's most recent privacy violation - sharing users' personal information with apps developers - and said the penalties for violating a previous consent order should reach...

2013-02-20 23:04:43

Scores of Skechers Lawsuits Pending in Kentucky Federal Court Allege Skechers Toning Shoes Caused Wearers to Suffer Serious Injuries, Including Broken Feet and Ankles, Leg and Hip Fractures, Tendon and Ligament Damage, Head Injuries, and Spinal Cord Damage. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Skechers lawsuits continue to rise, despite a $40 million settlement(1) reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year, according to the experienced personal injury law firm of...

2013-02-20 12:27:03

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than thirty years after first urging the federal government to require meaningful labeling on alcoholic beverages, a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups is appealing to incoming Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to make 2013 the year in which the Treasury Department issues final rules...