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FTC: Data Brokers Can Buy Your Bank Account Number for 50 Cents

A Federal Trade Commission case brought against a data broker on Tuesday sheds light on the shadowy world of payday loan transactions.

Fraudulent online listing service pays out $1.7M to FTC for charging businesses for unwanted services

A service that purported to be an online business directory listing agent will have to pay out $1.7 million to the Federal Trade Commission for charging small businesses for listings they didn’t ask for. Defendants Francois Egberongbe and Robert N. Durham, Sr., the two men behind the scheme, will also be banned from telemarketing going forward. Under […]

Watchdog group urges FTC to scrutinize latest Oracle deal

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Center for Digital Democracy wants the Federal Trade Commission to really look over Oracle's proposed acquisition of Datalogix, announced Monday morning. The combined consumer data gathered by (via partnerships with…

T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

Remember how indignant T-Mobile got when it was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of profiting from scams against its customers? Well now T-Mobile has agreed to fork over $90 million to settle the FTC’s charges, which it said were “unfounded and without merit” earlier this year. Show More Summary

T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams

T-Mobile protested its innocence after the Federal Trade Commission accused it of letting text message-based scams run amok in the name of profit, but it's not going to fight that complaint to the bitter end. The UnCarrier has agreed to a settlement...

FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's...Show More Summary

T-Mobile Will Pay $90 Million To Refund The Bogus Charges It's Been Hiding In Phone Bills

T-Mobile has agreed to refund customers for unwanted third-party charges that appeared on phone bills, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday. T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million to settle the FTC lawsuit filed earlier this year, according to the FTC's official statement. Show More Summary

T-Mobile will refund up to $90 million for mistakenly billing customers

WASHINGTON — T-Mobile will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday...Show More Summary

Puffery or False Advertising?

False advertising lawsuits may be initiated by federal entities such as the Federal Trade Commission, state entities such as an Attorney General, and additionally by consumers and competitors. This comment briefly reviews problem statements that are most likely to result in false advertising litigation. Show More Summary

A Potential Staples-Office Depot Deal Not Easy to Get Past Regulators

Getting the blessing of the Federal Trade Commission, which stopped a Staples-Office Depot deal in 1997, might be tougher than expected, Quentin Webb writes in Reuters Breakingviews.

FTC Takes Action Against Auto Dealers For Violating Order Prohibiting Deceptive Advertising

Here’s the thing, if the Federal Trade Commission tells you not to deceive consumers with your ads or you’ll have to pay a hefty fine, they mean it. That’s the case for two auto dealerships that allegedly violated FTC orders put in place in 2012. The FTC announced today that it seeks civil penalties from two auto dealer groups violating … [More]

Uber Is Aggressively Spamming Its Drivers And Customers With Text Messages

Uber has been bombarding its drivers, customers, and even drivers' friends with texts, Vice's Motherboard reports. Motherboard obtained Federal Trade Commission complaints through a Freedom of Information Act Request. Of the 53 complaints...Show More Summary

Bought Sensa? You might soon get a refund check

A $26 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over the dietary supplement will deliver refunds

Google is refunding the $19 million your kids spent on in-app purchases

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's been three months since Google ended its row with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its in-app purchasing policies. The commission took issue with children racking up large bills on their parents' credit cards, resulting in Mountain View s...

Notification emails go out for Google's $19 million refund for in-app purchases

Google Play refund notices are being sent out to customers as a result of Google's $19 million minimum settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If your Google Play account was charged between March 1, 2011 and November 18, 2014 as a result of unauthorized in-app purchases made by young children, you can apply for a refund through Google.

Free-market academics want the FTC to weigh in on net neutrality. Here’s why it probably won’t.

A group of academics who oppose strong government oversight of Internet service providers want the Federal Trade Commission to intervene in what's become a highly polarized debate over the future of the Web. The 32 market-minded scholars told the FTC on Monday that preserving net neutrality — or the idea that ISPs shouldn't speed up or slow down certain […]

A billing company tried to collect users’ medical history data without their knowledge then sell it back to them

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case against an online medical bill company that used data supplied during the payment process to request more information about a consumer’s medical history from pharmacies, labs, and insurance companies. Show More Summary

How can holiday shoppers protect themselves from fraud?

Jennifer Leach, a consumer education specialist with the Federal Trade Commission, talks to CBS News Reporter Paula Reid about keeping your identity and your money safe during the holiday season.

Buyers beware: How holiday shoppers can protect against fraud

A Federal Trade Commission consumer expert has some tips on keeping your money and identity safe during the holidays

Beware the Fine Print: FTC Settles Medical Data Case

In a case that illustrates the pitfalls of providing health data online, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday settled charges with an online health billing company that it alleged misled consumers about how their medical data would be collected.

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