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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits | site |



    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.





    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    March 20, 2020


    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively and aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes Action with Indian Government to Protect Consumers From Illicit Medical Products

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes Action with Indian Government to Protect Consumers From Illicit Medical Products | site |



    First Bilateral Enforcement Operation with India Stopped Approximately 500 Shipments Through International Mail


    (February 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that its first bilateral enforcement operation with the Government of India, stopped approximately 500 shipments of illicit, and potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs and combination medical devices from reaching American consumers over the course of an operation that took place in January.

    “With standards and regulations varying in each country, U.S. consumers face hazards when they order drugs and other FDA-regulated products from unauthorized foreign sources and receive them through the international
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  • Federal Trade Commission Issues Opinion and Order Against Cambridge Analytica For Deceiving Consumers

    Federal Trade Commission Issues Opinion and Order Against Cambridge Analytica For Deceiving Consumers About the Collection of Facebook Data, Compliance with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield | site |



    (December 6, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: The Federal Trade Commission issued an Opinion finding that the data analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica, LLC engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting. The Opinion also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. In an administrative complaint filed in July, FTC staff alleged that Cambridge Analytica and its then-CEO Alexander Nix and app developer Aleksandr Kogan deceived consumers. Nix and Kogan agreed to settle the FTC’s allegations. Cambridge Analytica, which filed for bankrup
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  • FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling Over 1.8 Million Dollars to Consumers Defrauded by “Risk-Free” Trial Offers for Skin Care Products

    Federal Trade Commission Sending Refund Checks Totaling Over $1.8 Million to Consumers Defrauded by “Risk-Free” Trial Offers for Skin Care Products| site |



    (November 21, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 79,771 refund checks totaling over $1.8 million to consumers who signed up for “risk-free” trial offers for skin care products, but were enrolled in negative option programs with recurring monthly charges.

    The agency’s complaint, filed in June 2015, charged seven individuals and 15 companies with selling Auravie, Dellure, LéOR Skincare, and Miracle Face Kit branded skincare products through deceptive “risk-free trials.” According to the FTC, the defendants convinced consumers to provide their credit card information, purportedly to pay nominal shipping fees, but instead used it to impose unauthorized monthly charges for unordered products. T
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  • Company to Pay 60 Million Dollars to Resolve FTC Allegations It Misled Consumers with ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises

    AT&T to Pay $60 Million to Resolve FTC Allegations It Misled Consumers with ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises| site |

    Wireless operator to provide refunds to current, former customers



    (November 5, 2019) - - Today (November 5, 2019), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: AT&T Mobility, LLC, will pay $60 million to settle litigation with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the wireless provider misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds. In a complaint filed in 2014, the FTC alleged that AT&T failed to adequately disclose to its unlimited data plan customers that, if they reach a certain amount of data use in a given billing cycle, AT&T would reduce—or “throttle”—their data speeds to the point that many common mobile phone applications, such as web browsing and video streaming, became difficult or nearly impossible to...
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  • Is it Truly Organic - - - The Federal Trade Commission Says No, Alleges Retailer Misled Consumers about Its Products

    Truly Organic? The Federal Trade Commission Says No, Alleges Retailer Misled Consumers about Its Products | site |

    Bath and beauty retailer to pay $1.76 million to settle Commission allegations



    (September 19, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    Miami Beach-based retailer Truly Organic Inc. (Truly Organic) and its founder and CEO, Maxx Harley Appelman, will pay $1.76 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that their nationally marketed bath and beauty products are neither “100% organic” nor “certified organic” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Truly Organic also advertises their products as vegan, even though certain products contain non-vegan ingredients like honey and lactose, according to the complaint. The court order resolving the FTC complaint bars the defendants from making similar deceptive advertising claims.
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  • Federal Trade Commission Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

    Federal Trade Commission Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century September 13-14 at Georgetown University Law Center



    (August 24, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on September 13 and 14, 2018. The event will be webcast live. The Georgetown event will be the first in a series of hearings that will examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement priorities of the Commission. These public events, in conjunction with the public comment process, will provide the FTC with a broad and diverse range of viewpoints and stimulate evaluation of key enforcement...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Returns Money to Consumers Deceived into Buying Business Coaching Program

    Federal Trade Commission Returns Money to Consumers Deceived into Buying Business Coaching Program





    (June 12, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,633 checks totaling more than $969,000 to people who lost money to a deceptive telemarketing scheme that promoted business coaching services to people who wanted to start internet businesses.

    In January 2018, the Internet Teaching and Training Specialists, LLC (ITT) defendants were banned from selling business coaching services and business opportunities under a settlement with the FTC. ITT sold a business coaching program provided by Guidance Interactive, a company that also settled with the FTC. According to the FTC’s complaint, despite these defendants’ promises, most of their customers did not develop a successful online business, and instead ended up in debt. Each check is worth $266.78. Recipients
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits | site |



    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.





    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    March 20, 2020


    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively and aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention...
    03-24-2020, 02:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes Action with Indian Government to Protect Consumers From Illicit Medical Products
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes Action with Indian Government to Protect Consumers From Illicit Medical Products | site |



    First Bilateral Enforcement Operation with India Stopped Approximately 500 Shipments Through International Mail


    (February 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that its first bilateral enforcement operation with the Government of India, stopped approximately 500 shipments of illicit, and potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs and combination medical devices from reaching American consumers over the course of an operation that took place in January.

    “With standards and regulations varying in each country, U.S. consumers face hazards when they order drugs and other FDA-regulated products from unauthorized foreign sources and receive them through the international
    ...
    02-19-2020, 04:10 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Trade Commission Issues Opinion and Order Against Cambridge Analytica For Deceiving Consumers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Trade Commission Issues Opinion and Order Against Cambridge Analytica For Deceiving Consumers About the Collection of Facebook Data, Compliance with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield | site |



    (December 6, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: The Federal Trade Commission issued an Opinion finding that the data analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica, LLC engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting. The Opinion also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. In an administrative complaint filed in July, FTC staff alleged that Cambridge Analytica and its then-CEO Alexander Nix and app developer Aleksandr Kogan deceived consumers. Nix and Kogan agreed to settle the FTC’s allegations. Cambridge Analytica, which filed for bankrup
    ...
    12-06-2019, 08:33 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling Over 1.8 Million Dollars to Consumers Defrauded by “Risk-Free” Trial Offers for Skin Care Products
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Trade Commission Sending Refund Checks Totaling Over $1.8 Million to Consumers Defrauded by “Risk-Free” Trial Offers for Skin Care Products| site |



    (November 21, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 79,771 refund checks totaling over $1.8 million to consumers who signed up for “risk-free” trial offers for skin care products, but were enrolled in negative option programs with recurring monthly charges.

    The agency’s complaint, filed in June 2015, charged seven individuals and 15 companies with selling Auravie, Dellure, LéOR Skincare, and Miracle Face Kit branded skincare products through deceptive “risk-free trials.” According to the FTC, the defendants convinced consumers to provide their credit card information, purportedly to pay nominal shipping fees, but instead used it to impose unauthorized monthly charges for unordered products. T
    ...
    11-25-2019, 06:44 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Company to Pay 60 Million Dollars to Resolve FTC Allegations It Misled Consumers with ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises
    by Staff Reporter 1
    AT&T to Pay $60 Million to Resolve FTC Allegations It Misled Consumers with ‘Unlimited Data’ Promises| site |

    Wireless operator to provide refunds to current, former customers



    (November 5, 2019) - - Today (November 5, 2019), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: AT&T Mobility, LLC, will pay $60 million to settle litigation with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the wireless provider misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds. In a complaint filed in 2014, the FTC alleged that AT&T failed to adequately disclose to its unlimited data plan customers that, if they reach a certain amount of data use in a given billing cycle, AT&T would reduce—or “throttle”—their data speeds to the point that many common mobile phone applications, such as web browsing and video streaming, became difficult or nearly impossible to...
    11-16-2019, 12:46 AM

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