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Nov 25, 2014, 12:08 ET

Sony Computer Entertainment America To Provide Consumer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

Sony Computer Entertainment America ("Sony") has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with false...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:00 ET

FTC Charges Gerber with Falsely Advertising Its Good Start Gentle Formula Protects Infants from Developing Allergies

 The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:31 ET

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with 'Unlimited' Data Promises

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its...

Oct 08, 2014, 12:00 ET

AT&T to Pay $80 Million to FTC for Consumer Refunds in Mobile Cramming Case

As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal...

Sep 17, 2014, 12:05 ET

FTC Action Halts Payday Loan Scheme That Bilked Tens of Millions From Consumers By Trapping Them Into Supposed "Loans" They Never Authorized

At the Federal Trade Commission's request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly...

Sep 08, 2014, 12:50 ET

FTC Sues Pharmaceutical Companies for Illegally Blocking Consumer Access to Lower-Cost Versions of the Blockbuster Drug AndroGel

In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal...

Sep 04, 2014, 12:33 ET

Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges

Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in...

Aug 01, 2014, 10:33 ET

FTC Staff Report on Mobile Shopping Apps Found Disclosures to Consumers Are Lacking

A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important...

Jul 28, 2014, 12:34 ET

FTC Recommends Mobile Industry Changes to Combat Mobile Cramming

In a report issued today, the Federal Trade Commission staff recommends steps that mobile carriers and other companies should take to prevent...

Jul 23, 2014, 12:42 ET

Federal and State Agencies Stop Phony Mortgage Relief Schemes

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against six mortgage relief operations charging that defendants preyed on distressed homeowners by...

Jul 18, 2014, 15:01 ET

FTC Publishes Official Rules for Zapping Rachel Robocall Contest

In its ongoing efforts to eradicate robocallers like "Rachel From Cardholder Services," the Federal Trade Commission announced the official rules...

Jul 10, 2014, 12:53 ET

FTC Alleges Amazon Unlawfully Billed Parents for Millions of Dollars in Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges

 Amazon.com, Inc. has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children,...

Jul 01, 2014, 14:05 ET

FTC Alleges T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges onto Customers' Phone Bills

In a complaint filed today, the Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA, Inc., with making hundreds of...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:22 ET

L'Oreal Settles FTC Charges Alleging Deceptive Advertising for Anti-Aging Cosmetics

Cosmetics company L'Oréal USA, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising about its Lancôme...

May 27, 2014, 11:00 ET

FTC Recommends Congress Require the Data Broker Industry to be More Transparent and Give Consumers Greater Control Over Their Personal Information

In a report issued today on the data broker industry, the Federal Trade Commission finds that data brokers operate with a fundamental lack of...

Jan 15, 2014, 12:00 ET

Apple Inc. Will Provide Full Consumer Refunds of At Least $32.5 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Charged for Kids' In-App Purchases Without Parental Consent

Company Also Will Modify its Billing Practices Under FTC Settlement Apple Inc. has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers, paying a...

Jan 13, 2014, 10:30 ET

FTC, Florida Attorney General Sue to Halt Operation that Used Robocalls to Fraudulently Pitch Medical Alert Devices to Seniors Nationwide

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and...

Jan 09, 2014, 12:00 ET

FTC Announces Sweep Against 10 Auto Dealers

'Operation Steer Clear' Drives Home That Auto Ads Must Be Truthful  The Federal Trade Commission announced today that nine auto dealers...

Aug 21, 2013, 10:47 ET

Jesta Digital Settles FTC Complaint it Crammed Charges On Consumers' Mobile Bills in Using 'Scareware' and Novel Billing Method

Company Will Provide Refunds to Consumers, Pay $1.2 Million to FTC Global mobile marketer Jesta Digital, LLC, will provide refunds to a large...

Aug 15, 2013, 12:15 ET

Certegy Check Services to Pay $3.5 Million for Alleged Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Furnisher Rule

Penalty is Second-largest in a Fair Credit Reporting Act Matter Certegy Check Services, Inc., one of the nation's largest check authorization...