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The Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office sued the co-founders of the Stem Cell Institute o...
08/25/2021
FTC, Georgia Attorney General Sue Stem Cell Institute of America Co-Founders for Deceptive Joint Pain Cure-All Marketing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office sued the co-founders of the Stem Cell Institute of America for marketing stem cell therapy to seniors nationwide using bogus claims that it is effective in treating arthritis, joint pain, and a range of other orthopedic ailments. More: https://go.usa.gov/xFeGR #FTC #ConsumerProtection

The Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office today sued the co-founders of the Stem Cell Institute of America for marketing stem cell therapy to seniors nationwide using bogus claims that it is effective in treating arthritis, joint pain, and a range of other orthopedic a...

More and more places are requiring proof that you’ve had a #COVID19 vaccine or have recently tested negative before givi...
08/20/2021
Don’t buy fake COVID-19 vaccine cards or negative test results. Here’s why

More and more places are requiring proof that you’ve had a #COVID19 vaccine or have recently tested negative before giving you access. Scammers see this as an opportunity to profit by selling fake verification tools or products, like fake vaccination cards, certificates, and test results. To avoid being scammed, read #FTC's advice: https://go.usa.gov/xFAPY #ConsumerProtection

More and more places are requiring proof that you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine or have recently tested negative before giving you access.

The #FTC is sending refund checks totaling more than $350,000 to consumers who bought Willow Curve, a device that applie...
08/03/2021
Refunds Coming to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Willow Curve Device

The #FTC is sending refund checks totaling more than $350,000 to consumers who bought Willow Curve, a device that applies low-level light and, according to the agency, was deceptively advertised as an effective way to relieve pain. More: https://go.usa.gov/xF52Z #ConsumerProtection #Refunds

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund checks totaling more than $350,000 to consumers who bought Willow Curve, a device that applies low-level light and, according to the agency, was deceptively advertised as an effective way to relieve pain.

#FTC obtains $450,000 settlement in Tate’s Auto Group case. More: https://go.usa.gov/xFKDc #Competition
07/29/2021
FTC Obtains $450,000 Settlement in Tate’s Auto Group Case

#FTC obtains $450,000 settlement in Tate’s Auto Group case. More: https://go.usa.gov/xFKDc #Competition

The FTC reached an agreement with Richard Berry, the owner and manager of a group of bankrupt auto dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico, to resolve charges that he and the dealerships deceived consumers and falsified information on vehicle financing applications.

#FTC testifies before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on legislation to modify the Commission’s authority and add...
07/28/2021
FTC Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Legislation to Modify the Commission’s Authority and Address Challenges Facing the Agency

#FTC testifies before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on legislation to modify the Commission’s authority and address challenges facing the agency. More: https://go.usa.gov/xFZps #Competition #ConsumerProtection

The Federal Trade Commission testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on legislation to modify the FTC’s authority and address other pressing issues facing the agency.

#FTC to host virtual PrivacyCon 2021 on July 27. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFDU4 #Privacy #ConsumerProtection #Data...
07/26/2021

#FTC to host virtual PrivacyCon 2021 on July 27. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFDU4 #Privacy #ConsumerProtection #DataSecurity

#FTC to host virtual PrivacyCon 2021 on July 27. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFDU4 #Privacy #ConsumerProtection #DataSecurity

The #FTC voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdenso...
07/21/2021
FTC Rescinds 1995 Policy Statement that Limited the Agency’s Ability to Deter Problematic Mergers

The #FTC voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdensome to deter problematic mergers and acquisitions. More: https://go.usa.gov/xF4RJ #Competition

The Federal Trade Commission voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdensome to deter problematic mergers and acquisitions.

The #FTC today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, w...
07/21/2021
FTC to Ramp Up Law Enforcement Against Illegal Repair Restrictions

The #FTC today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products. More: https://go.usa.gov/xF48K #ConsumerProtection #RightToRepair

The Federal Trade Commission today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products.

The #FTC voted in an open Commission meeting to retain the FTC Care Labeling Rule to ensure American consumers continue ...
07/21/2021
FTC Votes to Reverse Course on Repeal of Fabric Care Labels

The #FTC voted in an open Commission meeting to retain the FTC Care Labeling Rule to ensure American consumers continue to get accurate information on how to take care of their fabrics and extend the life of their clothes. In a statement, the Commission also indicated that it will continue to consider ways to improve the Rule to the benefit of families and businesses. More: https://go.usa.gov/xF48r #ConsumerProtection

The Federal Trade Commission voted in an open Commission meeting to retain the FTC Care Labeling Rule to ensure American consumers continue to get accurate information on how to take care of their fabrics and extend the life of their clothes.

Set a reminder now for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to make sure you’re up on the latest research about privacy and data secu...
07/20/2021

Set a reminder now for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to make sure you’re up on the latest research about privacy and data security. That’s the date of the FTC’s sixth annual PrivacyCon and you’re invited to participate virtually. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFYJm #FTC #ConsumerProtection #Privacy #DataSecurity

Set a reminder now for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to make sure you’re up on the latest research about privacy and data security. That’s the date of the FTC’s sixth annual PrivacyCon and you’re invited to participate virtually. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFYJm #FTC #ConsumerProtection #Privacy #DataSecurity

Last year, the #FTC reached a settlement agreement with makers of ReJuvenation and sent #refund checks to people who bou...
07/15/2021

Last year, the #FTC reached a settlement agreement with makers of ReJuvenation and sent #refund checks to people who bought this so-called “anti-aging” pill that claimed to be a cure-all for ailments including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, and deafness. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFxYX #ConsumerProtection

Last year, the #FTC reached a settlement agreement with makers of ReJuvenation and sent #refund checks to people who bought this so-called “anti-aging” pill that claimed to be a cure-all for ailments including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, and deafness. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFxYX #ConsumerProtection

Statement regarding Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s termination of acquisition of Dominion Energy, Inc.’s Questar Pipeline i...
07/13/2021
Statement Regarding Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Termination of Acquisition of Dominion Energy, Inc.’s Questar Pipeline in Central Utah

Statement regarding Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s termination of acquisition of Dominion Energy, Inc.’s Questar Pipeline in central Utah. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6hhZ #FTC #Competition

In response to the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company’s Kern River Gas Transmission Pipeline has terminated its acquisition of rival Dominion Energy, Inc.

#FTC charges two Florida-based companies with helping student debt relief scammers. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6S8R #Cons...
07/12/2021
FTC Charges Two Florida-based Companies with Helping Student Debt Relief Scammers

#FTC charges two Florida-based companies with helping student debt relief scammers. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6S8R #ConsumerProtection

Two Florida companies and their CEO will be permanently barred from offering payment-processing services to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they aided a criminal student debt relief scam that bilked $62 million from thousands of students and their families.

Statement of #FTC Chair Lina Khan and Antitrust Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers on Competit...
07/09/2021
Statement of FTC Chair Lina Khan and Antitrust Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers on Competition Executive Order’s Call to Consider Revisions to Merger Guidelines

Statement of #FTC Chair Lina Khan and Antitrust Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers on Competition Executive Order’s call to consider revisions to merger guidelines. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6zJj #Competition

The following statement can be attributed to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department Antitrust Division Richard A.

Targeting the troops. Read the consumer blog: https://go.usa.gov/x6eTn #ConsumerProtection #FTC
07/07/2021
Targeting the troops

Targeting the troops. Read the consumer blog: https://go.usa.gov/x6eTn #ConsumerProtection #FTC

While American servicemembers stand ready to defend the nation, smalltime scammers and large corporations alike have them in their sights.

#FTC approves final administrative consent order against Kushly Industries LLC and its owner for making unsupported heal...
07/06/2021
FTC Approves Final Administrative Consent Order against Kushly Industries LLC and its Owner for Making Unsupported Health Claims for CBD Products

#FTC approves final administrative consent order against Kushly Industries LLC and its owner for making unsupported health claims for CBD products. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6FGk #ConsumerProtection

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final administrative consent order against Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kushly Industries LLC (Kushly) and the company’s owner, Cody Alt, for allegedly making false or unsupported health claims during the marketing and sal...

#FTC charges Broadcom with illegal monopolization and orders the semiconductor supplier to cease its anticompetitive con...
07/02/2021
FTC Charges Broadcom with Illegal Monopolization and Orders the Semiconductor Supplier to Cease its Anticompetitive Conduct

#FTC charges Broadcom with illegal monopolization and orders the semiconductor supplier to cease its anticompetitive conduct. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6HxW #Competition

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolizing markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct.

Operators of business opportunity scheme that falsely promised big earnings will be banned from offering any business or...
07/02/2021
Operators of Business Opportunity Scheme That Falsely Promised Big Earnings will be Banned from Offering any Business or Investment Services, Under FTC Settlement

Operators of business opportunity scheme that falsely promised big earnings will be banned from offering any business or investment services, under #FTC settlement. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/x6Hqp #ConsumerProtection

The operators of a scheme that falsely promised participants could earn large sums of money from memberships sold to other participants will be permanently prohibited from engaging in any future business and investment opportunity as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

#FTC votes to update rulemaking procedures, sets stage for stronger deterrence of corporate misconduct. More: https://go...
07/02/2021
FTC Votes to Update Rulemaking Procedures, Sets Stage for Stronger Deterrence of Corporate Misconduct

#FTC votes to update rulemaking procedures, sets stage for stronger deterrence of corporate misconduct. More: https://go.usa.gov/x6ssx #ConsumerProtection

The Federal Trade Commission approved changes to its Rules of Practice to modernize the way it issues Trade Regulation Rules under Section 18 of the FTC Act, which will provide a roadmap for businesses, stop widespread consumer harm, and promote robust competition.

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