FTC To 'Crack Down' On Robocalls, Companies Fined MillionsThe Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on three robocall companies, hitting them with millions in fines.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
AT&T Announces Plan To Buy DirecTV For More Than $48BThe companies promised consumer benefits like more economical bundles that tie mobile phone, pay TV and Internet service together on a single bill.
FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews ChargesU.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.
Lawmakers Want To Know Whether Outlet Malls Are Misrepresenting GoodsShoppers looking for a bargain often hunt outlets hoping to score quality designer brands for a fraction of the original price.
Kratom May Be Legal But DEA Pushing To Ban The Controversial DrugA drug used for centuries in Southeast Asia is becoming increasingly popular in the Southland. Some officials say kratom is addictive and dangerous but it’s still legal to buy it in California, even for minors. Lawmakers in some states are currently proposing legislation to ban the drug completely.
4 SoCal Auto Dealers Settle With FTC Over Deceptive Advertising Charges As part of a nationwide crackdown called Operation Steer Clear, the Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday four SoCal auto dealers agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges.
Watchdog Alleges Google Leaked Personal Data To App Developers A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law.
Feinstein Asks FTC To Investigate Gas Companies Were those record California gas prices the result of collusion?
Want A Refund On That Workout Equipment? Abs-olutely!Makers of the Ab Circle Pro claimed that their three-minute workout was the equivalent of doing 1oo situps.
Judge: POM Wonderful Claims To Treat, Prevent Serious Diseases Violated Federal LawA judge is agreeing with the Federal Trade Commission that POM Wonderful is not as wonderful as they claim.
Is Your Android Watching You? Software Tracks Private Data On 150 Million PhonesFederal regulators want to know why millions of Americans may be using cell phones loaded with software that tracks every single key stroke they make.
Phone Scammers Threaten Arrest For Mail-Order Prescription Drug UsersPolice said the crooks appear to be preying on mostly older people who regularly mail-order prescription drugs.
Watchdog: 'Facebook Is Trying To Create Its Own Currency'A Westside consumer advocate group isn't laughing as it calls on the world's most popular social networking website to stop issuing "funny money".