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 2018-12-14 17:41 

FOX South Carolina

[ Greenville ]

Federal Trade Commission wants you to know the warning signs of a social security scam...

The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your...

 2018-12-13 05:58 

ABC7 News - KGO

[ Bay Area and San Francisco ]

ONLY ON 7: Ameritech Financial employee says embroiled student loan debt relief company was helping people...

For the first time, we are hearing from a current employee of a Sonoma County student loan debt relief company whose CEO is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI....

 2018-12-13 00:14 

Providence Journal

FTC leaves Partners-Care New England merger unchallenged...

PROVIDENCE — In a sign that the Boston-based Partners HealthCare's proposed acquisition of the Care New England system is proceeding, the Federal Trade Commission has decided not to challenge the pairing. Federal approval is necessary for the ac...

 2018-12-12 13:14 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Tennessee warns public to beware gift card scams...

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is warning the public not to fall prey to gift card scams this holiday season. The department says the Federal Trade Commission found Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million through prepaid gift card scams in ...

 2018-12-12 12:59 

FOX Chattanooga

Tennessee warns public to beware gift card scams...

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is warning the public not to fall prey to gift card scams this holiday season. The department says the Federal Trade Commission found Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million through prepaid gift card scams in ...

 2018-12-12 10:19 

Washington Times

Tennessee warns public to beware gift card scams...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is warning the public not to fall prey to gift card scams this holiday season. The department says the Federal Trade Commission found Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million through pre...

 2018-12-11 08:13 

KHON

[ Honolulu ]

Thinking of buying your kid a "smart toy" for Christmas? Beware of hidden dangers...

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a warning that internet-connected toys could pose threats to children due to personal information that may be unknowingly revealed by these devices....

 2018-12-11 00:50 

Reuters

FTC's authority faces appellate test in Shire ViroPharma case...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday will urge a federal appeals court to overturn the dismissal of its lawsuit accusing a unit of drugmaker Shire PLC of violating antitrust laws, saying the lower court's ruling threatens its enforcement abili...

 2018-12-10 20:53 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Tennesseans swindled out of nearly $1 million in gift card scams this year...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports Tennesseans were swindled out of nearly $1 million through gift card scams this year. The FTC says for 2018, Tennesseans lost over $943,000 through prepaid gift card scams, a 44% increase compa...

 2018-12-07 15:05 

247wallst.com

Feds to Shut Down Illegal Contact Lens Seller...

Three websites would be closed permanently and fined $575,000 by the Federal Trade Commission for illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses....

 2018-12-07 07:00 

Gizmodo

Oh Good, the FTC's Top Consumer Protection Guy Has 120 Corporate Conflicts of Interest...

We've known for some time that Andrew Smith, who was hired to lead the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection earlier this year, had a significant number of corporate ties that called into question whether he was fit for the role...

 2018-12-06 23:08 

Washington Times

FTC fines NY Knicks owner $600K for antitrust violations...

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan has agreed to pay more than $600,000 in civil penalties for running afoul of federal securities law. The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that Dolan failed to notify federal authorities a...

 2018-12-06 23:00 

Sun Sentinel

How much money did accused health insurance scammer convince a judge to unfreeze?...

Accused health insurance scammer Steven J. Dorfman convinced a federal judge to give him some of the money he requested be released from personal funds seized when the Federal Trade Commission obtained a restraining order against him and his company, Simp...

 2018-12-06 21:12 

Billboard

James Dolan Fined $600,000 by Federal Trade Commission for Stock Buy Reporting Violations...

Madison Square Garden Chairman and CEO James Dolan has agreed to settle $609,810 in civil penalties with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related......

 2018-12-06 20:29 

The Hill

Top consumer protection official has 120 corporate conflicts of interest...

The top consumer protection official at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is barred from handling cases involving more than 100 different companies due to conflicts of interest from his prior work as a private sect...

 2018-12-06 19:20 

Adweek

Sen. Mark Warner Expresses 'Grave Concerns' About Digital Ad Fraud in Letter to the FTC...

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission today expressing "grave concerns" over the agency's slow response to investigating digital ad fraud. In his letter to FTC Commissioner Joseph Simmons, Warner, said he ...

 2018-12-06 19:06 

Washington Times

Knicks, Rangers owner Dolan to pay $609K to settle securities violations...

James Dolan, the CEO of the company that owns the New York Knicks and Rangers will pay $609,810 in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department allegations he violated securities rules, the departments said Thursday. Mr. Dolan...

 2018-12-06 19:00 

Concord Monitor

[ NH ]

MoneyGram to pay $125M for fraudulent transfers...

MoneyGram International has agreed to pay a penalty of $125 million to settle allegations from both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice that the company didn't do enough to prevent fraudulent money transfers.Under an agreement.....

 2018-12-06 02:05 

WorldNetDaily

Ex-Reagan official exposes revisionist history books...

As chairman of the Federal Trade Commission under Ronald Reagan, Daniel Oliver knew the media's characterization of the 39th president as an amiable dunce not only was a lie but the exact opposite of the truth. In an interview with WND, Oliver recalle...

 2018-12-04 20:35 

Kansas City Star

Payday loan tycoon's record $1.3B FTC fine upheld by appeals court, with concerns...

An appellate opinion on Monday upheld a lower court's decision to grant the Federal Trade Commission a $1.27 billion fine against Kansas City payday loan mogul Scott Tucker. But judges had reservations, too....

 2018-12-04 16:23 

WKBW

[ Buffalo, NY ]

A new twist on a scam targeting grandparents — scammers now want you to mail cold hard cash...

According to new research from the Federal Trade Commission, a new twist is emerging on a scam targeting grandparents — the scammers now want you to mail cold hard cash....

 2018-12-04 05:00 

Forbes

Facebook Tracks What You Do On Other Websites: Is The Federal Trade Commission Up For the Challenge?...

Does the FTC need a new toolkit to police Facebook in particular and protect our online privacy generally? Would the current FTC really use these new powers? And what is stopping privacy legislation from moving through Congress?...

 2018-11-30 22:06 

NY Times

[ National News ]

Whitaker's Ascent at Justice Dept. Surprised Investigators of Firm Accused of Fraud...

Mr. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on the board of a patent firm that was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission over accusations it bilked thousands of customers....

 2018-11-30 21:58 

NY Post

Whitaker reportedly misled FTC before taking DOJ job...

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the Federal Trade Commission's investigators as he was stepping into his role as the Justice Department's chief of staff last year, a new report said Friday. After trying to reach Whitaker about a Mi...

 2018-11-30 19:37 

New York Magazine

Trump's Crooked Attorney General Stonewalled Probe Into His Crooked Firm...

The acting attorney general has experience obstructing justice....

 2018-11-30 19:15 

Newsmax

Whitaker May Have Misled FTC Over Role With Miami Firm...

New documents released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission suggest that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the agency's investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff....

 2018-11-30 17:51 

The Sun Journal

[ NH ]

FTC documents suggest acting U.S. Attorney General misled investigators...

New documents released by the Federal Trade Commission suggest that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the agency's investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff. After several attempts to r...

 2018-11-30 17:43 

Reuters

Whitaker alerts U.S. trade regulator to his justice role in fraud query response...

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker responded to a 2017 fraud query from the Federal Trade Commission by noting his new senior level position at the Justice Department and agreeing to be "very helpful," records released Friday show.'...

 2018-11-30 17:41 

Reuters

[ US ]

Whitaker alerts U.S. trade regulator to his justice role in fraud query response...

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker responded to a 2017 fraud query from the Federal Trade Commission by noting his new senior level position at the Justice Department and agreeing to be "very helpful," records released Friday show....

 2018-11-30 17:41 

US News & World Report

Whitaker Alerts U.S. Trade Regulator to His Justice Role in Fraud Query Response...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker responded to a 2017 fraud query from the Federal Trade Commission by noting......

 2018-11-30 17:27 

Raw Story

BUSTED: Documents indicate Trump's acting AG misled investigators about his work at sketchy patent firm...

Newly released documents indicate that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker misled investigators at the Federal Trade Commission last year when they questioned him about his work at World Patent Marketing, a shady firm that was shut down by a federal cou...

 2018-11-30 17:00 

BloombergQuint

Acting AG Appears to Have Misled FTC Over Actions at Miami Firm...

Whitaker Appears to Have Misled FTC Over Actions at Miami Firm...

 2018-11-29 19:29 

CNET

Senators want to give FTC more authority to combat illegal robocalls...

The Federal Trade Commission received over 4.5 million robocall complaints last year....

 2018-11-29 15:28 

Variety

Head of IDGA Calls for Unified Approach to Loot Boxes...

The head of the International Game Developers Association is calling for the game industry to create a unified approach to its use of loot boxes in the wake of the Federal Trade Commission's ......

 2018-11-29 13:54 

Variety

ESRB Wasn't Aware of Pending FTC Investigation Into Loot Boxes...

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board wasn't aware that Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) was going to call for a Federal Trade Commission investigation into video game loot boxes earlier this ......

 2018-11-29 04:17 

BGR

FTC loot boxes investigation needed: officials say like gambling...

During a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing this week, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan grilled commissioners from the Federal Trade Commission about video game loot boxes — about how prevalent......

 2018-11-28 23:15 

Business Insider

The FTC will investigate whether a multi-billion dollar business model is getting kids hooked on gambling through video games...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will investigate the use of loot box micro-transactions in video games at the request of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. Hassan and other critics of the digital goods have compared loot-box transactions to g...

 2018-11-28 23:15 

Business Insider Australia

The FTC will investigate whether a multi-billion dollar business model is getting kids hooked on gambling through video games...

Video game loot boxes are facing a fresh round of scrutiny from United States officials as the Federal Trade Commission prepares to launch an investigation into the increasingly popular business model at the request of Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshi...

 2018-11-28 23:08 

Inquisitr

FTC To Investigate Video Game 'Loot Boxes' As Potential Form Of Gambling...

Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons announced Tuesday that the agency would be investigating the use of micro-transactions, commonly referred to as loot boxes, in video games. According to NBC , there has been growing concern around the use of th...

 2018-11-28 18:18 

Engadget

Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes...

The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to investigate loot boxes in games, along with their impact on kids. The agency's commissioners committed to the probe after Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) raised the issue at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Tran....

 2018-11-28 17:34 

The Next Web

The FTC is investigating loot boxes — but not for the right reasons...

The American Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday joined the ongoing battle of attrition between regulators and game developers over the thorny topic of loot boxes. Last we heard about loot box legislation, a collection of European regulators were tea...

 2018-11-28 15:54 

Tom's Hardware

The FTC Finally Agreed to Investigate Loot Boxes...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to investigate loot boxes in video games....

 2018-11-28 15:34 

The Telegraph

Video game loot boxes to be investigated by US after being blamed for rise in young gamblers...

The United States Federal Trade Commission has agreed to begin an investigation into video game loot boxes, the controversial digital packages players can buy that contain mystery in-game items, and their link to gambling....

 2018-11-28 00:33 

Reuters

FTC to brief lawmakers on subpoena targeting Matthew Whitaker...

The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday the agency will brief members of a Senate panel on the matter of a subpoena it issued last year that Matthew Whitaker, now the acting attorney general, reportedly refused to comply with.'...

 2018-11-28 00:03 

Gizmodo

FTC Won't Even Tell the Senate If It's Going to Try to Squeeze a Trillion-Dollar Fine Out of Facebook...

Back in 2011, Facebook settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission and signed a unique agreement in which it pledged to follow several guidelines to protect users' privacy. It's very possible that this year's Cambridge Analytica scandal s...

 2018-11-27 23:01 

Variety

FTC Chairman Pledges to Investigate Video Game Loot Boxes...

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simmons Tuesday said he would investigate video game loot boxes to ensure that children are being protected and parents are educated on the matter. Simmons ......

 2018-11-27 21:55 

Sputnik International

US Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Investigate Google's Tracking Practices...

Dozens of US consumer groups urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a Tuesday letter to investigate Google's location tracking practices, which they allege the tech giant "manipulates and nudges" Android users into turning on. The charge ...

 2018-11-27 21:38 

CNBC

Former FTC official says Facebook VP made false statements about privacy policies...

Former Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist Ashkan Soltani testified in front of an international committee of parliamentarians about misinformation on Facebook. He claims a Facebook representative's earlier statements about how Facebook lets t...

 2018-11-27 21:34 

Softpedia

Google Targeted by Complaints Filed with the FTC, EU Watchdogs for User Tracking...

The Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) forum sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking for an investigation on Google pushing users to enable location tracking and not disclosing when location tracking is enabled by default."...

 2018-11-27 20:52 

Reuters

Sunk by now-dismissed FTC case, LabMD wants revenge on Bryan Cave...

Last June, in a decision with important repercussions for the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement of corporate data security, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the FTC's cease-and-desist order against LabMD, a Georgia cancer detecti...

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