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Fake Publishers Clearinghouse scams July 21, 2017 by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Most of us have seen those ads with Publishers Clearing House knocking on someone’s door with balloons and a big check for millions. It’s a life-changing moment marked by joyous tears. Dreams are about to come true. But the FTC wants… Read More

FTC Returns Money to Vacation Prize Scheme Victims The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 53,240 checks totaling more than $532,000 to people who paid VGC Corp of America for expensive vacation packages they never received. According to the FTC’s complaint, the company advertised a vacation package worth thousands of dollars as a prize to people who… Read More

FTC Approves Final Consent Order Stopping False Advertising, Phony Reviews by Online Trampoline Sellers Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a final order settling charges that two brothers deceived consumers while marketing and selling their trampolines online. According to the FTC’s complaint, the brothers advertised and sold Infinity and Olympus Pro brand… Read More

Paint Companies Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers; Claimed Products Are Emission- and VOC-free and Safe for Babies and other Sensitive Populations Orders require companies to show paint emits no harmful chemicals at the time paint is applied when making unqualified zero-emission/zero-VOC Claims Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges… Read More

FTC Action: Light Bulb and Cleaning Product Merchants Banned from Telemarketing Office Supplies Defendants Billed Small Businesses and Nonprofits for Unwanted Merchandise The Federal Trade Commission has obtained court orders against two Maryland-based office supply operations charged with tricking small businesses, non-profit organizations, and other consumers into paying for overpriced office and cleaning supplies they… Read More

July 10, 2107 CONTACT: Office of Communications Tel: (202) 435-7170 Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   Arbitration Rule Announcement Washington, D.C. July 10, 2017 Thank you for joining us on this call. Today, we are announcing a final rule that prevents financial companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses to deny groups of… Read More

We’ve issued a new rule on arbitration to help groups of people take companies to court By Courtney-Rose Dantus – JUL 10, 2017 If you have opened a bank or credit card account, it’s likely that your contract included an arbitration clause. Arbitration clauses can limit your options if you have a legal issue with a financial service… Read More