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Tag Archives: FTC

Agencies, Congress turn up heat on debt collectors

The rise in health care-related consumer debt, student loans, shoddy record keeping by creditors and abusive practices by debt collectors are leading federal regulators and lawmakers to crack down on third-party debt collectors and call for tighter rules applying to them.

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Man pleads guilty to lottery scam

A Jamaican national pleaded guilty this week in Wisconsin to a federal charge that he swindled at least $35,000 from more than 50 people in a rip-off known as the Jamaican lottery scam.

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Report: Patent pools may stifle competition

Patent pools, designed to spur innovation and reduce the cost of litigation, may actually be having anticompetitive effects according to a report released by the former competition policy director for the Federal Trade Commission.

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FTC releases consumer privacy tips

With the use of facial recognition technology on the rise, the Federal Trade Commission has released a report with recommendations on how companies can protect consumers’ privacy.

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FTC: Rule doesn’t limit consumer refund rights

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.

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FTC proposes revised kids’ online privacy rule

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.

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