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  1. Press: FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications
    The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its net neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers. But any day now, a federal court is expected… | Dec 07, 2017
  2. Press: Why Comcast and Verizon are clamoring to be regulated
    Some of the nation's biggest Internet service providers are begging a court not to weaken the power of a major regulatory agency — the Federal Trade Commission — in a case that has implications for businesses and… | Jun 29, 2017
  3. Press: Cae una operación de engaño telefónico a latinos
    Vendían cursos de inglés y amenazaban a sus víctimas Una grupo de teleoperadores de mercadotecnia en Perú han sido forzados a detener sus actividades por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) quien, además, ha acusado… | Apr 18, 2017
  4. Press: Amazon refunding up to $70m for kids’ in-app purchases
    The FTC and internet retailing giant Amazon agreed Tuesday to set aside their appeals in a case over this very issue and set the stage for a potential $70 million in refunds for purchases made… | Apr 06, 2017
  5. Press: Consumer protections at risk
    Washington, DC—To mark National Consumer Protection Week, Consumer Action reports on the real progress that has been made on behalf of American consumers by a variety of government agencies. In Consumer Action’s newsletter, Consumer… | Mar 08, 2017
  6. Press: FTC sued for allowing car dealers to sell recalled cars with potential defects
    Consumer advocates are outraged by the Federal Trade Commission's decisions in several recent cases that allow car dealers to advertise used vehicles with open recalls as safe. Last year, the FTC reached legal agreements with… | Feb 13, 2017
  7. Press: New rules to protect your online privacy already under threat
    At a time when our country is divided about so many issues, there’s an area of overwhelming agreement: the importance of privacy. A Pew study found that 91 percent of adults feel they have lost… | Feb 09, 2017
  8. Press: How to buy a used car in the age of widespread recalls
    For people in the market for a used car, the “certified pre-owned” designation has long been the gold standard, an indication that a qualified mechanic has vouched for the car and that a buyer can… | Jan 30, 2017
  9. Press: Las autoridades compensan a 350,000 víctimas de Herbalife
    La Comisión Federal de Comercio ha empezado a mandar cheques a 350,000 personas que perdieron dinero con el negocio de ventas multinivel de Herbalife, la multinacional de productos dietéticos y de nutrición. | Jan 09, 2017
  10. Press: Qué hacer cuando los cobradores te acosan con llamadas y amenazas
    ¿No sabes cómo actuar cuando una agencia quiere cobrarte por algo que no estás seguro si debes? Aquí unos consejos A nadie le gusta recibir llamados de una agencia de cobro, y mucho menos… | Aug 24, 2016
  11. Press: Why is Herbalife still allowed in business?
    The legal complaint and settlement with Herbalife unveiled Friday by the Federal Trade Commission answers several questions about the Los Angeles-based nutritional supplement marketing company, but leaves the most important question wide open.he legal complaint… | Jul 19, 2016
  12. Press: Infidelity website Ashley Madison facing FTC probe
    The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation, the new executives seeking to revive its credibility… | Jul 06, 2016
  13. Press: FTC investigating payment service Venmo
    Popular peer-to-peer payment service Venmo is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with possible unfair and deceptive practices.  Venmo is one of PayPal's fastest-growing business lines. | May 02, 2016
  14. Press: Si parece ‘demasiado bueno’, mejor desconfía
    Agencia federal advierte al público sobre anuncios engañosos ¿A quién no le gustaría encontrar una agencia de inmigración que le garantice obtener la Green Card en un mes? ¿O una clínica que lo ayude… | Apr 04, 2016
  15. Press: U.S. sues DeVry University, alleging students were misled
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the operators of DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the for-profit education group misled students about their job prospects and potential earnings after graduation. The government… | Jan 28, 2016
  16. Press: Acusaciones de cobro excesivo contra T-Mobile
    T-Mobile USA cobró cantidades excesivas a sus clientes a sabiendas y ganó millones de dólares haciéndolo, denunció el martes un ente regulador federal en un pleito que seguramente empañará la reputación de la conocida… | Jul 01, 2014
  17. Press: FTC charges 29 people with running text message scams
    The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it has charged 29 people with sending over 180 million unwanted text messages in a handful of separate campaigns promising consumers free gift cards. In eight… | Mar 10, 2013
  18. Chinese: Telemarketing Calls (Chinese)
  19. Vietnamese: Telemarketing Calls (Vietnamese)
    Các cuộc gọi điện thoại rao hàng (telemarketing) có thể làm quý vị bực bội, nhất là khi nó phá rối giấc ngủ, bữa cơm tối, hay thời giờ với gia đình hoặc bạn bè của quý vị. Bản tin phổ biến sự thật này giải thích các quy luật do giới chức có thẩm quyền và các cơ quan bảo vệ người tiêu thụ lập ra để các cuộc gọi điện thoại rao hàng bớt khó chịu và giúp giảm thiểu số lần gọi rao bán quý vị nhận được. Bản tin cũng cung cấp các hướng dẫn để quý vị tự bảo vệ mình đừng bị lừa và điền đơn khiếu nại khi cần.
  20. Spanish: Telemarketing Calls (Spanish)
    Las llamadas de mercadeo telefónico (telemercadeo o telemarketing) pueden ser fastidiosas, en particular cuando le interrumpen el sueño, la cena o el tiempo con su familia y amigos. Esta hoja informativa explica los reglamentos que… | May 10, 2011
  21. Korean: Telemarketing Calls (Korean)
    텔레마케팅 전화는 골칫거리일 수 있으며 특히 여러분의 수면, 저녁식사 혹은 가족과 친구들과의 시간을 방해할 때 더욱 그렇습니다. 이 자료는 입법 관계자들과 소비자 보호 기관들이 텔레마케팅 전화를 덜 짜증스럽게 만들고 여러분이 원하지 않는 세일즈 전화의 횟수를 줄이는데 도움을 줄 수 있도록 만든 규정에 대해 설명하고 잇습니다. 이것은 또한 여러분 자신을 사기로부터 보호하는 요령과 필요할 경우 불만을 신고하는 방법에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
  22. English: Telemarketing Calls
    Telemarketing calls can be a nuisance, particularly when they interrupt your sleep, dinner, or time with family or friends. This fact sheet explains the rules that legislators and consumer protection agencies have created to make… | Jan 10, 2011
  23. Press: Groups recommend ‘Do Not Track List’
    WASHINGTON—A group of nine privacy organizations – the Center for Democracy and Technology, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy Activism, Public Information Research, Privacy Journal, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and World Privacy… | Oct 31, 2007
  24. Press: Don’t Get Tricked by ‘Zombies’ This Halloween
    A joint release from Consumer Action, the Federal Trade Commission and Microsoft What evil haunts your computer? Internet users beware: Zombies are among us. Timing their effort to coincide with national Cyber Security Awareness Month… | Oct 27, 2005

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