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DirecTV ends ad campaign with Rob Lowe

...resorting to litigation. If a company does not comply with a NAD recommendation, the case can be referred to the Federal Trade Commission.DirecTV said in a statement that it will appeal the NAD's findings, adding that the company "continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/directv-ends-ad-campaign-r
Robocalls are rising despite 'don't call' list

...established business relationship" with you. But unsolicited phone calls remain a top consumer complaint. The Federal Trade Commission, which goes after businesses for deceptive business practices, say it receives on average of 150,000 complaints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-08/robocalls-are-rising-despi
YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving

...children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/youtube-kids-app-criticize
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
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
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