Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly.The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of President Woodrow Wilson's major acts against trusts. Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era. Since its inception, the FTC has enforced the provisions of the Clayton Act, a key antitrust statute, as well as the provisions of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.
Posts about Federal Trade Commission
    • Investing in Bitcoin – Cryptocurrencies

      Clients have been asking me about investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently provided some helpful advice. You do your best to keep up with the latest financial news. You’ve been hearing more about cryptocurrencies and asking yourself “Hmmm.” Of course, it’s not just Bitcoin.

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
    • Online Dating and Relationship Scams

      Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but if an online love interest asks you for money, it’s probably a scam. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives thousands of reports each year about romance scammers who create fake online relationships only to rob their victims. Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites and chat rooms to meet people, but scamme ...

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Tech Support Fraudsters to Pay

    …-ordered receiver was acquired by the defendants “through fraud and other improper means” and should be used for the benefit of consumer victims. The FTC alleged that the defendants used Internet ads and popups that claimed to be from major tech companies like Microsoft and Apple to trick consumers into calling the defendants and buying tech support…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Did the FCC Just Kill the Internet?

    … Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order regarding net neutrality: “The FCC’s action today (December 14, 2017) restored the FTC’s ability to protect consumers and competition…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax?

    … alert: Lasts 90 days Can be renewed for free for an additional 90 days, as many times as you want To freeze or unfreeze: Online or by phone Requires a PIN To lock or unlock: Online only No PIN required Downloadable PDF version If you or your business have legal questions or concerns regarding disaster preparedness, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

    … data security page has resources for businesses of any size and sector. If you have customers, employees, or friends who are victims of identity theft, encourage them to report it and get a customized recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov. If you or your business have legal questions or concerns regarding disaster preparedness, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes?

    … The FTC has asked interested parties to address a wide variety of questions concerning its CAN-SPAM rules, including whether the rule provides any benefits to consumers. Where might this lead? HISTORY OF CAN-SPAM RULES The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (or “CAN-SPAM”) went into effect on January 1, 2004…

    Brann & Isaacson- 18 readers -
  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    …, and other highly sensitive information. The product manual and set-up wizard don’t explain these defaults and don’t make it clear to users what’s going on. The company could have reduced the possibility of unauthorized access by configuring its default settings in a more secure fashion. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

    … key lesson is that in almost every closed case, the entities involved used the same common-sense security fundamentals outlined in the FTC’s Start with Security guide for businesses. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … our practical resource materials for small businesses.” The first roundtable event will take place July 25 in Portland, Oregon, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the SBA, and other organizations. This event will be followed by a roundtable discussion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 6, hosted by the FTC…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

    … correspondence, report it to the FTC and email the USPTO at TMFeedback@USPTO.gov. Prince Law Offices, P.C. clients that have completed trademark registrations with us often contact us when they receive such suspicious documents. Desire more specific assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, copyright, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    …. People who participate in tech support scams aren’t just risking their assets and future livelihoods. They could face criminal prosecution. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • Identity Theft in Texas: Laws and Consequences

    … of court costs, fines, and restitution payments. Restitution A person charged with identity theft may be given a restitution order. Payment of restitution acts as compensation for the victims losses. The award for restitution depends on the courts determination of a victim’s losses. The Difference between Identity Theft and Other Types of Fraud While…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 readers -
  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an updated version of its Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business. A sound data security plan is built on 5 key principles: TAKE STOCK. Know what personal information you have in your files and on your computers. SCALE DOWN. Keep only what you need for your business. LOCK…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … can find guidance in Ransomware – A closer look and the accompanying video, Defend against Ransomware. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
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