Advertising News & Analysis - April 5, 2012

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In this issue;

- Senator Durbin Calls on FDA to Regulate Caffeine in Energy Drinks

- FTC Approves Final Order Settling Privacy Charges with Upromise

- FTC Continues Crackdown on Marketers Targeting Vulnerable Consumers

- Court Denies Class Action in Continuity Product Case

- CFPB now Sharing Complaints with FTC

- Events

An excerpt from "FTC Continues Crackdown on Marketers Targeting Vulnerable Consumers"

This week, the FTC announced four enforcement actions against marketers targeting consumers in financial distress through a number of channels. These actions are the latest in a string of enforcement actions against so-called “last dollar” scams. The actions announced this week involved a company purporting to prevent automotive repossessions by modifying car loans, a telemarketing scheme that targeted timeshare owners attempting to sell their properties, a robocalling operation promising nonexistent government grants, and a payday lender that allegedly added excessive fees to loans and made illegal threats during debt collection.

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Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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