Federal Trade Commission

Feds Target Failed Crowdfunding Campaign For First TimeThe FTC reached a settlement with Erik Chevalier, accusing him of running a fraudulent Kickstarter campaign for a board game.
Maryland Part of FTC Complaint Against Charity FraudMaryland is joining a Federal Trade Commission complaint against four cancer charities that are accused of misusing $187 million nationwide raised by deceptive fundraising practices.
FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited DataAT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.
FTC: AT&T To Pay $105M For Bogus Wireless ChargesTelecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges — a practice known as cramming.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Report: 10 Million Identity Theft Cases, Most Common Consumer Complaint In USBig data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S.
Teeth-Whitening Challenge Gets Supreme Court Review The Supreme Court will examine the North Carolina dental regulatory board's claim that only dentists should be allowed to whiten teeth.
Medical-Alert Scam Aimed at Seniors Shut DownFederal and state regulators have shut down a multimillion-dollar scam that duped seniors into turning over their credit card information.
Feds Warn 'Obamacare' Will Create New Scam Artists, Info ThievesWarning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he's probably a crook. Those exchanges don't apply to seniors.
Study: 1 In 5 Consumers Had Error In Credit Report One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.
Reports: US Regulators Move Closer To Suing Google Federal regulators are moving closer to suing Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition and drive up online advertising prices, news reports said Friday.
Skechers To Pay $40M Settlement For Claiming Shoes Help Lose WeightThe government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.
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