US Federal Trade Commission

Type: Organization
Name: US Federal Trade Commission (Federal Trade Commission)
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Informercial Police Keep Marketers Honest!

Man Watching Television (Photo: AndreyPopov /iStockphoto)WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- A catchy song and just the right combination of science and salesmanship can get your attention and your dollars.But, those lighthearted pitches can be downright deceiving. ... [Published WFMY News 2 - 5 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Federal Trade Commission to Take Closer Look at Reynolds American, Inc. and Lorillard Inc. Merger (RAI, LO)

Tobacco companies Reynolds American, Inc. ( RAI ) and Lorillard Inc. ( LO ) reported on Thursday evening that both companies have received notices from federal regulators that the Federal Trade Commission is requesting additional information regarding ... [Published Dividend.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Battle To Top Tobacco Industry Hits Snag For Reynolds

at 14:26 PM EDT How big can tobacco get? The proposed marriage between Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO) has come under antitrust scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, the two tobacco giants announced jointly in a statement on Friday. Each ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

10 things telemarketers won't tell you -2-

A spokeswoman for CTIA-The Wireless Association, a group that represents the international wireless industry, says that carriers are required to transmit calls. Kevin Rupy, senior director at USTelecom, an association of telecommunications companies and ... [Published Morningstar.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

IRS issues taxpayer alert due to phone scams

The Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., issued an alert Friday, to warn taxpayers against telephone scam artists.The content of the phone calls may vary, but the callers usually demand money, or ask for personal information.Scammers may even ... [Published TurnTo10.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

FTC Approves Final Order Barring Anticompetitive Conduct among Barcode Resellers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that two Internet resellers of UPC barcodes, which are used by retailers to scan prices and maintain inventories, invited competitors to join in ... [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Companies should alert consumers more about the liabilities associated with payment app

Developers and app companies aren’t doing enough to alert consumers about the liabilities associated with payment apps, is the conclusion of one recent report.A study on mobile shopping apps by Federal Trade Commission from August 2014 concluded that ... [Published Paypers - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

College students urged to protect identity

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information.The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Rep. Israel and NYS Senator Marcellino Warn New Yorkers of Increase in Scams and Fraud Targeting Seniors

Huntington, NY— Today, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and New York State Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) warned New York seniors that scams targeting them are on the rise. The lawmakers have enlisted the help of the Federal Trade Commission ... [Published Congressman Steve Israel - 11 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Feds salute plucky human ROBOT-FIGHTERS

Winners of DEFCON robocall-crushing competition showered in cash, praise The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced over US$12,000 in prizes in its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest, which was held at this year's DEFCON hacking conference ... [Published The Register - Security - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue

( laughingsquid ) The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu, the progressive candidate for New York lieutenant governor, in its editorial pages. The newspaper argues that the Columbia University law professor deserves the job despite his lack of political ... [Published Faster Forward - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Fraudulent credit repair and debt relief scheme shut down by FTC

With a mission toward protecting the American consumer, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit against unnamed defendants operating as American Bill Pay Organization and American Benefits Foundation to halt allegedly fraudulent and... ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 28 2014]

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Coons says most of the industry plays by the rules. But, if you're ever wondering about that late night infomercial, Coons says, "If it's true good to be true, it's probably not true."
"Best of all Lipozene is all-natural and does not contain caffeine or other stimulants that can leave you feeling jittery."
"Through contracts with the Louisiana Department of the Treasury and Louisiana Department of Revenue, JPMorgan Chase issues prepaid debit cards for certain state agencies, including for state income tax refunds distributed by LDR, unemployment benefits paid by the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Child Support Enforcement, STEP Supportive Services and Child Care Assistance provider payments paid by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services" a news release from the Department of Revenue said
...He also says carriers have "no way to distinguish what type of call is being made and what is the nature of a specific call."

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Informercial Police Keep Marketers Honest! [Published WFMY News 2 - 5 mins ago]
3p Weekend: 6 Ways Eco-Labels Can Help Us Stay ... [Published Triple Pundit - 8 mins ago]
Google Opposes 'Windfall' For Consumers Suing O... [Published Media Post - 10 mins ago]
Police warn residents of IRS phone scams [Published Hometown News - 57 mins ago]
How to spot an IRS phone scam [Published Action News Now - 1 hour ago]
Battle To Top Tobacco Industry Hits Snag For Re... [Published Industrial Info Financials - 1 hour ago]
ERSP Recommends Obesity Research Institute Modi... [Published Nutraceuticals World - 1 hour ago]
Data breach may have compromised Louisiana citi... [Published WDSU New Orleans - 1 hour ago]
10 things telemarketers won't tell you -2- [Published Morningstar.com - 2 hours ago]
10 things telemarketers won't tell you [Published Morningstar.com - 2 hours ago]
Is Marketing to Kids Okay If It’s for Healthy F... [Published Care2 - 2 hours ago]
Sysco-US Foods Merger Under Fire From Teamsters [Published TheStreet.com - 2 hours ago]
FTC Calls For Addl. Information On Reynolds, Lo... [Published RTTNews.com - 2 hours ago]
4 Nasty Phone And Email Scams: How To Stay Safe [Published Forbes.com - 3 hours ago]
Sysco-US Foods Merger Under Fire From Teamsters [Published The Street Latest - 3 hours ago]
FTC puts conditions on acquisition of Insight P... [Published Pharma Letter - 4 hours ago]
FTC Approves Final Order Barring Anticompetitiv... [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
Stock Update: Lorillard Inc (NYSE:LO) – Reynold... [Published Jutia Group - 4 hours ago]
Will Reynolds-Lorillard Have to Part With More ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 5 hours ago]
Federal Trade Commission to Take Closer Look at... [Published Dividend.com - 5 hours ago]
IRS issues taxpayer alert due to phone scams [Published TurnTo10.com - 5 hours ago]
Regulators Seek More Information on Reynolds, L... [Published DailyMe.Com - 6 hours ago]
Reynolds American, Lorillard must supply more i... [Published Triad Business Journal - 6 hours ago]
CME Report: Tyson Will Sell its Heinold Hog Mar... [Published The Pig Site - 7 hours ago]
The Switchboard: Apple tweaks health privacy ru... [Published Faster Forward - 7 hours ago]
The Switchboard: Apple tweaks health privacy ru... [Published Post Tech - 7 hours ago]
Does entering an agency’s contest make you a go... [Published Lexology - 7 hours ago]
Reynolds American, Lorillard Receive Request Fo... [Published RTTNews.com - 8 hours ago]
Reynolds American And Lorillard Receive Request... [Published InvestorPoint.com - 8 hours ago]
Reynolds American And Lorillard Receive Request... [Published Financial Services - 8 hours ago]
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The Switchboard: Apple tweaks health privacy ru... [Published Faster Forward - 7 hours ago]
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, employees cheer customers as they enter a newly-opened Apple Store in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems announced Thursday, April 24, 2014, they have ...
The Switchboard: Apple tweaks health privacy ru... [Published Post Tech - 7 hours ago]
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, employees cheer customers as they enter a newly-opened Apple Store in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems announced Thursday, April 24, 2014, they have ...
Internet privacy: Seven rules to keep secrets safe [Published We Live Security - 8 hours ago]
Internet privacy is something consumers are increasingly aware of, but which is near-impossible to achieve. You are never truly invisible on the internet – just witness how quickly the Blackphone, made by encryption legends Silent Circle met its match at ...
Feds salute plucky human ROBOT-FIGHTERS [Published The Register - Security - 17 hours ago]
Winners of DEFCON robocall-crushing competition showered in cash, praise The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced over US$12,000 in prizes in its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest, which was held at this year's DEFCON hacking conference ...
FTC picks winners in latest robocall-defeating ... [Published Ars Technica Risk Assessment - 20 hours ago]
Poor Robocallman just wants to make a friend. Kordite On Thursday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the winners of a robocall-defeating contest that the commission held at DefCon in early August . Three groups of contestants each won ...
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TECH PM -- FTC Sues Amazon [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - Jul 10 2014]
Another Day of Record Closes On Wall Street [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jul 02 2014]
Wednesday on Wall Street [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jul 02 2014]
Unto the Breach [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 19 2014]
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Reynolds American And Lorillard Receive Request... [Published Financial Services - 8 hours ago]
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Receives FTC Second Req... [Published Financial Services - Aug 11 2014]
Federal and State Agencies Stop Phony Mortgage ... [Published Financial Services - Jul 23 2014]
RouteOne Educates Dealers On The Forthcoming Sc... [Published Financial Services - Jul 21 2014]
Actavis and Forest Receive U.S. FTC Clearance f... [Published Financial Services - Jun 30 2014]
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