Advertising News & Analysis - April 5, 2012


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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