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Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...car.State consumer advocates and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are asking the public to report any fishy or...Couillou, assistant regional director of the Federal Trade Commission, in a joint press conference with the South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/auto-dealers-ga-and-sc-attrac
FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

...provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-11/ftc-takes-directv-court-al
Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

...other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.The Federal Trade Commission says Allstar Marketing Group promised customers buy-one-get-one free promotions, but they were still charged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/snuggie-seller-settles-cha
Phone scams claiming missed jury duty defraud individuals

...reschedule missed dates, rather than punish them or impose fines, if possible."Frank Dorman, a spokesman for the Federal Trade Commission, said jury duty scams are examples of "imposter scams" where callers pretend to be from a local, state or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-26/phone-scams-claiming-m
Business news

...buy US Foods in December 2013, saying they would create a company with $65 billion in annual revenue. The Federal Trade Commission file a complaint Thursday to block the deal.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/business-news
Those unlimited data plans usually have some restrictions

...Net10, Simple Mobile and Telcel America, agreed last week to pay a $40 million fine to the government.The Federal Trade Commission said TracFone didn't clearly tell customers about those restrictions.So how unlimited is your plan? Here's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-07/those-unlimited-data-plans
How to respond to data breaches

...unauthorized charges or other signs of fraud. (This is the only free credit report option authorized by the Federal Trade Commission.)6. For step-by-step guidance on repairing the damage caused by identity theft, visit the FTC's identity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/how-respond-data-breaches
Federal Trade Commission chairwoman says coming bonanza of connected devices poses privacy concerns

...and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer...leanings, Edith Ramirez, the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, said Tuesday at the big consumer electronics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-06/federal-trade-commission-c
Family Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree takeover

...despite higher competing offers from Dollar General.The deal with Dollar Tree still needs to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission. Family Dollar expects it to close by March.Virginia-based Dollar Tree has said the Family Dollar name will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-22/family-dollar-shareholders
Don't be bullied into falling for 'IRS' scam

...800) 366-4484 or treasury.gov.? If you've been targeted by this scam you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their Complaint Assistant at FTC.gov.? Also report your experience to the BBB so we can track the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/dont-be-bullied-falling-ir