FTC

Latest articles

1d
Times Leader
Pa. Department of Revenue issues warning on new phishing email attackScammers use your information to steal your money, your identity or both. The
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
Scammers use your information to steal your money, your identity or both. The following are safety tips from the FTC to help keep your resources safe from computer threats that can spread through email: • Be cautious about opening... Read more
1d
Orlando Sentinel
'Spoofers' complicate fight against robocallers, scammersFlorida has had its share of aggressive telemarketers that have drawn the atten
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Florida has had its share of aggressive telemarketers that have drawn the attention of federal and state regulators. The FTC and the Florida Attorney General’s Office wrapped up a case in June against an Orlando-based company, Payless Solutions,... Read more
2d
Search Engine Land
10 ways to generate links with online influencersthey likely aren’t approached as often as the upper-level influencers. In addit
Search Engine Land / Posted 2 days ago
they likely aren’t approached as often as the upper-level influencers. In addition, make sure the influencers follow proper FTC guidelines for disclosure.5. Free products only for the influencer’s audience In addition to a review, you can also... Read more
2d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
FOX Business
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
FOX Business
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
Stamford Advocate
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
Connecticut Post
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
The Register Citizen
Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdownit's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to
The Register Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
it's too late and the government garnishes their wages or seizes tax refunds to collect debt. The operation announced by FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen includes law enforcement actions by states that have been aggressive in the past,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
The Columbian
Singletary: Don’t fall for student loan scamson hardworking Americans struggling to pay back their student loans,” said Maur
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
on hardworking Americans struggling to pay back their student loans,” said Maureen K. Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the FTC. The agency highlighted actions it has taken against a few companies recently. In one case, a Florida-based business,... Read more
13 related articles
2d
CNET
Equifax hack may shake up US consumer data lawsCommission in charge of enforcing these requirements. Right now no one enforces
CNET / Posted 2 days ago
Commission in charge of enforcing these requirements. Right now no one enforces these rules on a federal level. With the FTC on the case, companies don't get to decide for themselves whether they really have to tell you hackers stole your... Read more
2d
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Low-end smart watches for kids come with serious hacking riskssafety of that product, and the security of that data that it holds," Sanders s
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 2 days ago
safety of that product, and the security of that data that it holds," Sanders said. The consumer groups are asking for the FTC to act fast, given how serious these risks are. Meanwhile, one watchmaker has pulled its watches from store shelves, and... Read more
3d
The Hill
Tiberi departure seen as sign of growing frustration in Washington | Trump predicts Senate will pass budget | Jobless claims fall to nearly 44-year lownature and was unrelated to your official duties." http://bit.ly/2x9s9ds. Trum
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
nature and was unrelated to your official duties." http://bit.ly/2x9s9ds. Trump will nominate DC antitrust lawyer to chair FTC: President Trump will nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons for chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White... Read more
3d
The Hill
Senators unveil bill to halt election meddling on social media | Google, Twitter, Facebook lawyers to testify on Russia probe | Trump taps new FTC chief@hneidig and @HilliconValley. We're also on Signal and WhatsApp. Email or DM us
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
@hneidig and @HilliconValley. We're also on Signal and WhatsApp. Email or DM us for our numbers. TRUMP REVEALS FTC NOMINEES: President Trump will nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons for chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, a... Read more
3d
WFLX FOX 29
Operation 'Game of Loans' reaches South Fla.relief scams that prey on hardworking Americans struggling to pay back their st
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 3 days ago
relief scams that prey on hardworking Americans struggling to pay back their student loans,” said Maureen K. Ohlhausen, FTC Acting Chairman in a statement. “The FTC is proud to work with state partners to protect consumers from these scams, help... Read more
3d
Slate
Trump’s FTC Pick Doesn’t Appear to Share Trump’s Desire to Crack Down on Amazon Out of SpiteInnovation, the Internet, gadgets, and more. No Hipster Antitrust at the FTCTr
Slate / Posted 3 days ago
Innovation, the Internet, gadgets, and more. No Hipster Antitrust at the FTCTrump’s pick to lead the agency looks unlikely to scrutinize the growing power of Big Tech. Trump has landed on his pick to lead the Federal Trade Commission: Joe Simons,... Read more
3d
Baltimore Sun
Trump's pick for a top consumer watchdog once represented Microsoft and MasterCardThe announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
The announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its efforts to regulate perceived monopolies and unfair business practices, at a time when many policymakers have raised questions about the growing consolidation of... Read more
2 related articles
3d
Sun-Sentinel
Trump's pick for a top consumer watchdog once represented Microsoft and MasterCardThe announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
The announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its efforts to regulate perceived monopolies and unfair business practices, at a time when many policymakers have raised questions about the growing consolidation of... Read more
2 related articles
3d
Orlando Sentinel
Trump's pick for a top consumer watchdog once represented Microsoft and MasterCardThe announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
The announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its efforts to regulate perceived monopolies and unfair business practices, at a time when many policymakers have raised questions about the growing consolidation of... Read more
2 related articles
3d
The Hill
Trump will nominate DC antitrust lawyer to chair FTCDemocratic and Republican commission seats respectively. The nominations were
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Democratic and Republican commission seats respectively. The nominations were first reported by Reuters. If confirmed as FTC chairman, Simons will be tasked with policing companies for deceptive practices and overseeing mergers. He previously... Read more
7 related articles
3d
Reuters
Thursday Morning BriefingHouse official said. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
House official said. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners. Read the exclusive. ‘The check has been sent’: That was the message from the White House after the father... Read more
3d
Business Insider
Trump announced an antitrust attorney to head the FTCsaid on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along w
Business Insider / Posted 3 days ago
said on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners, the White House official said. Upon confirmation, Simons will be designated chairman, the official... Read more
7 related articles
4d
New York Post
Trump selects antitrust lawyer to head FTCsaid on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along w
New York Post / Posted 4 days ago
said on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners, the White House official said. Upon confirmation, Simons will be designated chairman, the official... Read more
7 related articles
4d
FOX Business
Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTCsaid on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along w
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
said on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners, the White House official said. Upon confirmation, Simons will be designated chairman, the official... Read more
7 related articles
4d
FOX Business
Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTCReading Below Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with N
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
Reading Below Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners, the White House official said. Upon confirmation, Simons will be designated chairman, the official... Read more
7 related articles
4d
The Hill
Trump to nominate DC antitrust attorney to lead FTCPresident Trump will nominate a Washington-based antitrust attorney as the chai
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
President Trump will nominate a Washington-based antitrust attorney as the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Simon served as the director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition from 2001 to 2003. During that time, the agency sued to halt... Read more
7 related articles
4d
Reuters
Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTCsaid on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along w
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
said on Wednesday. Trump is expected to nominate Simons to the agency, along with Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to be FTC commissioners, the White House official said. Upon confirmation, Simons will be designated chairman, the official... Read more
7 related articles
4d
Reuters
White House to nominate Simons, Phillips, Chopra to FTC - White House officialofficial said on Wednesday. Simons will be named head of the agency once the S
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
official said on Wednesday. Simons will be named head of the agency once the Senate confirms him, the official said. The FTC works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law and investigates allegations of deceptive advertising. It is... Read more
7 related articles
4d
The Hill
Senate bill expands disclosure rules for online political ads | Sex trafficking bill faces resistance from Silicon Valley | Twitter to crack down on harassment, abuse | Privacy shield passes annual reviewWe started off in pockets of agencies and now we're seeing wholesale agencies m
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
We started off in pockets of agencies and now we're seeing wholesale agencies moving to the cloud. We see the work that the FTC is doing. We see the work that the Department of Justice, the FBI is doing. Two or three years ago, it used to be... Read more
4d
Perth Now
Uber ends invasive post-trip trackingsnooping by its employees. Uber agreed to conduct an audit every two years for
Perth Now / Posted 4 days ago
snooping by its employees. Uber agreed to conduct an audit every two years for the next 20 years to ensure compliance with FTC requirements. The location-tracking changes will initially only be available to iPhone users, but Uber intends to bring... Read more
4d
Tom's Hardware
FTC Asked To Investigate Hackable Kids' Smartwatcheschildren are easily hackable. In response to these findings, U.S. privacy group
Tom's Hardware / Posted 4 days ago
children are easily hackable. In response to these findings, U.S. privacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the products' makers. These watches are equipped with GPS capabilities that are supposed to let parents... Read more
6 related articles
4d
5KSDK St. Louis
Beware of student loan relief scamsif they could, it's illegal for these companies to charge fees before providing
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 4 days ago
if they could, it's illegal for these companies to charge fees before providing assistance. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in cooperation with state agencies, has begun an enforcement campaign against student loan scammers. As of this... Read more
13 related articles
4d
CTV News
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kidsdevices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their persona
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
devices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their personal safety," said a letter to the FTC by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,... Read more
6 related articles
4d
FOX 43 Harrisburg
State Department of Revenue issues warning on new email phishing scamScammers use your information to steal your money, your identity or both. The
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 4 days ago
Scammers use your information to steal your money, your identity or both. The following are safety tips from the FTC to help keep your resources safe from computer threats that can spread through email: Be cautious about opening... Read more
6 related articles
4d
KTNV Las Vegas
Local family loses thousands in rental scamthe listing on the site you found it on, for example, Zillow, Craigslist, etc.
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 4 days ago
the listing on the site you found it on, for example, Zillow, Craigslist, etc. -Report the information to the FTC, local authorities, and Internet Fraud Complaint Center. Include as much information as possible, specifically if money... Read more
4d
The Aspen Times
Jury convicts race-car driver, part-time Aspen resident, of predatory lendingagainst Scott Tucker. As part of the proceedings, a federal judge in September
The Aspen Times / Posted 4 days ago
against Scott Tucker. As part of the proceedings, a federal judge in September 2016 granted summary judgment to the FTC, ordering Tucker and his associated businesses to pay nearly $1.3 billion to the commission. The judge also appointed a... Read more
6 related articles
4d
Channel NewsAsia
Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's antitrust finefine on Qualcomm Inc , in a rare public display of disagreement between authori
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
fine on Qualcomm Inc , in a rare public display of disagreement between authorities. Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Qualcomm last week, saying the U.S. chipmaker had abused its monopolistic position by opting against licensing... Read more
4d
Reuters
Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's antitrust fineon Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), in a rare public display of disagreement between auth
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
on Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), in a rare public display of disagreement between authorities. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Qualcomm last week, saying the U.S. chipmaker had abused its monopolistic position by opting against licensing... Read more
4d
CBS News
How GPS watches can put kids in harm's wayof America, Public Citizen and other groups, laid out their concerns in a lette
CBS News / Posted 4 days ago
of America, Public Citizen and other groups, laid out their concerns in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Wednesday. Kids' smart watches, while a relatively niche item, appeal to busy parents who may have concerns about... Read more
4d
KTNV Las Vegas
Local family loses thousand in rental scamthe listing on the site you found it on, for example, Zillow, Craigslist, etc.
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 4 days ago
the listing on the site you found it on, for example, Zillow, Craigslist, etc. -Report the information to the FTC, local authorities, and Internet Fraud Complaint Center. Include as much information as possible, specifically if money... Read more
4d
TheBull
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kidsdevices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their persona
TheBull / Posted 4 days ago
devices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their personal safety," said a letter to the FTC by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,... Read more
6 related articles
4d
The Borneo Post
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kidsdevices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their persona
The Borneo Post / Posted 4 days ago
devices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their personal safety,” said a letter to the FTC by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,... Read more
6 related articles
4d
The Middletown Press
Mike Zito playing Bridge Street Live in Collinsvilleat The Hungry Tiger. Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood will pay a visit with its audi
The Middletown Press / Posted 4 days ago
at The Hungry Tiger. Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood will pay a visit with its audience pleasing performance. Down at the FTC Warehouse on Friday, Melvin Seals and JGB appear with support from Creamery Station. Seals is best known for his long... Read more
5d
FOX Business
Shopify: Buy the Dip?knife. What we know There are several aspects to Left's accusations. On the o
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
knife. What we know There are several aspects to Left's accusations. On the one hand, he contends Shopify is violating FTC regulations by promising people if they use its product they could become millionaires. He also says people promoting the... Read more
5d
FOX Business
Shopify: Buy the Dip?Below What we know There are several aspects to Left's accusations. On the on
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
Below What we know There are several aspects to Left's accusations. On the one hand, he contends Shopify is violating FTC regulations by promising people if they use its product they could become millionaires. He also says people promoting the... Read more
5d
Fast Company Magazine
Mattress CEO calls for regulation of online review sites: “a freight train out of control”via links that are embedded with a tracking code that triggers payouts once con
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 5 days ago
via links that are embedded with a tracking code that triggers payouts once consumers make a purchase. Under current FTC guidelines, it is sufficient for a mattress reviewer–or any e-commerce reviewer–to simply disclose that he or she... Read more
5d
WALB Albany
FTC urges granting of Lee hospital certificatesupporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospi
WALB Albany / Posted 5 days ago
supporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospital. In part, three officials of the FTC state their reasoning for the support of the certificate. "FTC staff urge you to consider the likely consumer benefits... Read more
5d
WTVM 9 Columbus
FTC urges granting of Lee hospital certificatesupporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospi
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 5 days ago
supporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospital. In part, three officials of the FTC state their reasoning for the support of the certificate. "FTC staff urge you to consider the likely consumer benefits... Read more
5d
WSMV Nashville
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech
WSMV Nashville / Posted 5 days ago
the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that always-on devices like Google Home, Echo and Siri violate consumer protection law and federal... Read more
4 related articles
5d
KCTV 5 Kansas City
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 5 days ago
the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that always-on devices like Google Home, Echo and Siri violate consumer protection law and federal... Read more
4 related articles
More

In this news