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Leveling With You About Multi-Level Marketing

Are multi-level marketing schemes like Amway and Tupperware legal?

03/27/2015

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Most Common Form Of Identity Theft

What’s the most common type of identity theft? Probably not what you think.

03/05/2015

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Two Propane Gas Companies Conspire Against Walmart – And Lose

What do Blue Rhino and AmeriGas have in common? An FTC complaint about the gas they pass.

12/19/2014

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Defining Deceptive Advertising

When it comes to advertising, how honest does a manufacturer have to be?

11/14/2014

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FTC Accuses Gerber Of False Claim On Baby Formula

Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

10/31/2014

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Outlet Stores: Shop At Your Own Risk

The problem for consumers is that the Federal Trade Commission has no standardized definition for “factory outlet” or “outlet store”.

09/12/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.

08/28/2014

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3 On Your Side: FTC Sues Amazon Over Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

They downloaded gaming apps without their parents’ permission, yet the parents still had to foot the bill! Now for the second time this year, the Federal Trade Commission is going after a company that allowed it to happen.

07/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Dr. Oz Testifies At Weight Loss Product Hearings

Deceptive advertisements that promise to help you lose weight are everywhere and some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are tired of it

06/17/2014

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Social Media Today: FTC OKs Facebook Acquisition, New Twitter Alerts

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

04/11/2014

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

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NJ Senator Menendez Calls For Increased Consumer Protection

Nj senior senator Bob Menendez is calling on the FTC to, in effect, turn up the heat on retailers to make sure customer security is placed ahead of corporate profits.

12/27/2013

Regulating Online Ads

Advertising and marketing on the internet is, in fact, regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.

05/10/2013

FTC: Eco-friendly Clothing Must Be As Advertised

What could be more eco-friendly than clothes made of bamboo? Clothes made of rayon.

01/31/2013

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Mobile Apps May Not Be Child’s Play

Do you have a kid who uses your phone to play games? The FTC has information you need to know.

01/11/2013

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