Federal Trade Commission News
How Well Do Mosquito-Repellent Products Work?
New products are hitting the market that claim to protect against mosquitoes.
First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Daily Fantasy Sports
The multi-billion dollar Daily Fantasy Sports industry has come under fire recently across the country.
Congressional subcommittee examining daily fantasy
A congressional subcommittee will examine the daily fantasy sports industry during a Wednesday hearing in Washington, D.C., that could lead to further discussion on the sports betting laws in the United States. The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing titled "Daily
Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate 'Dark Money' Group Attacking Consumer Watchdog Group
Some lawmakers are trying to find out who's paying so-called "dark money" for ads attacking the watchdog group Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Protect America's Consumers, a political lobbying group, has spent nearly $58,000 on cable TV and online ads disparaging the nearly 5-year-old
Refunds on Horizon for Customers Whose Kids Racked Up In-App Amazon Charges
A federal judge has found Amazon liable for billing customers for unauthorized in-app charges made by their children. The Federal Trade Commission brought a lawsuit against the Seattle company as well as Apple and Google in 2014, after the FTC said that it had received countless complaints from
What to Know About Scams on Job Search Websites
Millions of job seekers use websites such as LinkedIn or Indeed, but some of the so-called employers advertising jobs on the websites may be a scam, according to experts and federal officials. Sara Wade, of St. Louis, Missouri, said she almost fell victim to one of the scams. Wade told ABC News she
Scammers Target Job-Search Sites
We're back with a new warning about popular search sites like linkedin. Hundreds of millions use them and some falling victim to a malicious scam thinking they got the job and then getting ripped off. Gio Benitez has more. Reporter: Millions are searching for jobs online using those popular sites
Feds Crack Down on 'Phantom Debt Collection' Scheme
Federal and state authorities are cracking down on a multi-million-dollar “phantom debt collection” scheme that allegedly bilked at least $3.8 million from consumers who were tricked into paying off debts they didn’t owe. The action, brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Illinois Attorney
Tesla Learns Lesson From Monk-Made Coffins to Sell Directly to Customers
Tesla's fight to sell its cars directly to customers is taking a cue from an unlikely source -- monks who wanted to sell coffins without a funeral director's license. Tesla, which sells its cars without dealerships directly in stores and from its website, is fighting car dealers in six states over