In a complaint filed yesterday in a California federal court, the CFPB alleges that two related companies offering a biweekly mortgage payment program and their individual owner engaged in deceptive telemarketing acts or...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 10 state Attorneys General announced the filing of a complaint and proposed stipulations against Caribbean Cruise Line (CCL) and several other companies that, respectively, alleged and...more
FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review -
It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced.
Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been...more
The FCC is not the only federal agency tasked with regulating telephone calls. The FTC also regulates telephone calls pursuant to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”) (16 C.F.R. § 310 et seq.). And while the scope of the TCPA...more
Companies that engage in telemarketing – either on their own or by contracting with a third-party telemarketing provider – should remember that new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) telemarketing rules go into effect...more
DNT Standard Remains Elusive -
The struggle to set a standard for a Do Not Track program continues.
Two years into the process, the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium has failed...more
On June 27, the FTC announced that a mortgage broker will pay a $7.5 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Rule (MAP...more
Once again, the FTC has completed a major enforcement action against the illegal use of robocalls, a form of prerecorded, computerized telemarketing calls. This time, the action resulted in a $1.1 million civil penalty...more
In an action filed by the Federal Trade Commission, a California district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the operators of debt relief companies that the agency says not only made false representations...more
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