Federal Trade Commission

News Release (November 16, 2020) FTC Warns Frank Financial Aid to Stop Potentially Misleading Marketing Directed to Students Seeking Coronavirus Financial Relief (PDF)   News Release (November 16, 2020) FTC Warns Frank Financial Aid to Stop Potentially Misleading Marketing Directed to Students Seeking Coronavirus Financial Relief

Blog Post (November 16, 2020) Student loan debt and COVID: FTC sends warning letter to Frank Financial Aid (PDF)   Blog Post (November 16, 2020) Student loan debt and COVID: FTC sends warning letter to Frank Financial Aid

News Release (August 13, 2020) FTC Adds Charges Against Auto Marketer For Deceptive "Prize" Mailers (PDF)   News Release (August 13, 2020) FTC Adds Charges Against Auto Marketer For Deceptive "Prize" Mailers

Order Designating Administrative Law Judge (PDF)   Order Designating Administrative Law Judge

Order Governing Confidential Material (PDF)   Order Governing Confidential Material

News Release (July 21, 2020) FTC Testifies Before Congress on Efforts to Combat COVID-19-related Scams
(PDF)
  News Release (July 21, 2020) FTC Testifies Before Congress on Efforts to Combat COVID-19-related Scams

Statement (PDF)   Statement

News Release (June 24, 2020) FTC and SBA Warn Six Companies to Stop Potentially Misleading Marketing Aimed at Small Businesses Seeking Coronavirus Relief Loans (PDF)   News Release (June 24, 2020) FTC and SBA Warn Six Companies to Stop Potentially Misleading Marketing Aimed at Small Businesses Seeking Coronavirus Relief Loans

Blog Post (June 24, 2020) FTC-SBA warning letters caution against misleading loan program claims (PDF)   Blog Post (June 24, 2020) FTC-SBA warning letters caution against misleading loan program claims

News Release (June 17, 2020) Marketer Used Deceptive COVID-19 Stimulus Mailers To Lure Consumers to Used Car Sales, FTC Alleges (PDF)   News Release (June 17, 2020) Marketer Used Deceptive COVID-19 Stimulus Mailers To Lure Consumers to Used Car Sales, FTC Alleges

Complaint (PDF)   Complaint

Exhibits (PDF)   Exhibits

News Release (June 16, 2020) FTC Announces that PrivacyCon 2020 Will be Held Virtually (PDF)   News Release (June 16, 2020) FTC Announces that PrivacyCon 2020 Will be Held Virtually

Blog Post (June 16, 2020) July 21st FTC PrivacyCon goes virtual (PDF)   Blog Post (June 16, 2020) July 21st FTC PrivacyCon goes virtual

News Release (June 11, 2020) FTC Makes More State-Level Data Available About COVID-19 Related Complaints from Consumers (PDF)   News Release (June 11, 2020) FTC Makes More State-Level Data Available About COVID-19 Related Complaints from Consumers

News Release (June 10, 2020) New York-Based Finance Companies Deceived Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Seized Their Personal and Business Assets, FTC Alleges (PDF)   News Release (June 10, 2020) New York-Based Finance Companies Deceived Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Seized Their Personal and Business Assets, FTC Alleges

News Release (May 20, 2020) FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters to Additional VoIP Providers Warning against 'Routing and Transmitting' Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls (PDF)   News Release (May 20, 2020) FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters to Additional VoIP Providers Warning against 'Routing and Transmitting' Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls

News Release (May 18, 2020) FTC and SBA Warn Operator of SBA.com and Lead Generator Lendio to Stop Potentially Misleading Coronavirus Relief Loan Marketing (PDF)   News Release (May 18, 2020) FTC and SBA Warn Operator of SBA.com and Lead Generator Lendio to Stop Potentially Misleading Coronavirus Relief Loan Marketing

News Release (April 17, 2020) FTC Takes Action to Stop Company Posing as SBA Lender and Preying on Small Businesses (PDF)   News Release (April 17, 2020) FTC Takes Action to Stop Company Posing as SBA Lender and Preying on Small Businesses

Complaint (PDF)   Complaint

Blog Post (April 9, 2020) COPPA Guidance for Ed Tech Companies and Schools during the Coronavirus (PDF)   Blog Post (April 9, 2020) COPPA Guidance for Ed Tech Companies and Schools during the Coronavirus

News Release (April 3, 2020) FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters to VoIP Service Providers Warning against 'Routing and Transmitting' Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocall (PDF)   News Release (April 3, 2020) FTC and FCC Send Joint Letters to VoIP Service Providers Warning against 'Routing and Transmitting' Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocall

Blog Post (April 3, 2020) Joint letters take new steps to stop illegal Coronavirus robocalls (PDF)   Blog Post (April 3, 2020) Joint letters take new steps to stop illegal Coronavirus robocalls

News Release (March 31, 2020) FTC Data Shows Jump in Coronavirus-related Complaints from Consumers (PDF)   News Release (March 31, 2020) FTC Data Shows Jump in Coronavirus-related Complaints from Consumers

News Release (March 27, 2020) FTC Warns Nine VoIP Service Providers and Other Companies against 'Assisting and Facilitating' Illegal Coronavirus-related Telemarketing Calls (PDF)   News Release (March 27, 2020) FTC Warns Nine VoIP Service Providers and Other Companies against 'Assisting and Facilitating' Illegal Coronavirus-related Telemarketing Calls

News Release (March 26, 2020) FTC Chairman Joe Simons Outlines the Agency's Approach to Safeguarding Consumers during the Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF)   News Release (March 26, 2020) FTC Chairman Joe Simons Outlines the Agency's Approach to Safeguarding Consumers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Statement (PDF)   Statement

Blog Post (March 26, 2020) FTC Chairman Simons' statement regarding consumer protection (PDF)   Blog Post (March 26, 2020) FTC Chairman Simons' statement regarding consumer protection

News Release (March 17, 2020) FTC Outlines Agency's Response to Coronavirus Challenges (PDF)   News Release (March 17, 2020) FTC Outlines Agency's Response to Coronavirus Challenges

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