Federal and Wisconsin laws prohibit most unsolicited texts and other promotional messages. But so far, regulators have failed to reverse the boom in text spam, leading frustrated cell phone owners to file a slew of class-action lawsuits.
A federal rule governing the assignment of consumer credit contracts does not limit the rights of consumers to obtain refunds to which they are otherwise entitled, the Federal Trade Commission makes clear in a new opinion letter.
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed amendments to regulations under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, including an expansion to cover emerging technologies like social media networks and mobile platforms.
Washington (Dolan) — The D.C. Circuit has dismissed the American Bar Association’s case against the Federal Trade Commission over the application of the agency’s “red flags” rule, ending a long-running legal saga.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued new rules banning providers of mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification services from collecting fees from homeowners before a written offer from their lender is made and accepted.