From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center: Older Americans and ID Theft: When It Hits Home

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Older Americans and ID Theft: When It Hits Home By Steve Toporoff June 20, 2012 – 11:48am When it comes to identity theft, older Americans face unique risks.  While all age groups may be vulnerable, older consumers are more likely to have to share personal data with doctors, hospitals, […]

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June 21st, 2012 by The Warrior

From The PENN CORNER of The Federal Trade Commission

The Facts of (Your) Life Spokeo, Inc., a data broker that compiles and sells detailed information profiles on millions of people, will pay $800,000 to settle FTC charges that it marketed the profiles to human resources professionals, job recruiters, and others as an employment screening tool without taking the appropriate steps. Those steps, required under […]

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June 20th, 2012 by The Warrior

From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center: Speaking of Spokeo: Part 3

Speaking of Spokeo: Part 3 By Lesley Fair June 15, 2012 – 11:02am The terms of the FTC’s Spokeo settlement apply just to Spokeo, but that case and other recent law enforcement actions offer insights for a much broader audience. Consumer reporting agencies. Sure, people usually think of a few specific companies when the topic […]

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June 17th, 2012 by The Warrior

COMING Very SOON: Our AFRICAN CONTINENTAL “PARTNERSHIP/T.E.A.M.” (www.tdmcomics.net)

www.tdmcomics.net A “JOINT-VENTURE/COLLABORATION” International Movement, with Visionary Spirituality of Peoples establishing “OUR” Legacies, Heritages, and Histories of Electronic, Print, and Entertainment Media, Characters, Heroes, Super Heroes/Heroines, For Spreading the Positive Images for People of Colors, WORLD WIDE. This is a “JOINT” Movement effort Between “T.E.A.M.S of T.E.A.M.S of MATES, across the World, between TDM Comics […]

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June 16th, 2012 by The Warrior

Companies MUST Follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Part 2

Speaking of Spokeo: Part 2 — The company’s allegedly bogus endorsements By Lesley Fair June 13, 2012 – 12:25pm The lawsuit against data broker Spokeo is the FTC’s first Fair Credit Reporting Act case addressing the collection of online info — including data from social networking sites — when used in the context of employment […]

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June 14th, 2012 by The Warrior

Companies MUST follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act!

From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center Speaking of Spokeo: Part 1 By Lesley Fair June 12, 2012 – 10:28am Like chicken and waffles or ham and pineapple on pizza, some combos don’t sound like they’d go together, but make sense once you find out more. Put the FTC’s settlement with Spokeo on that […]

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June 14th, 2012 by The Warrior

Collection deception

From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Cente Collection deception By Lesley Fair May 31, 2012 – 10:35am On classic episodes of the Tonight Show, affable sidekick Ed McMahon sought guidance from Johnny Carson’s all-knowing Carnac character.  But as demonstrated by a recent FTC law enforcement action — which involved a company’s misleading reference to […]

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June 3rd, 2012 by The Warrior

NEWS!!: Announcing the Appointment of INorma Nomgcobo Ndita, CEO of AfriNet TV to Our Advisory Board

WE are very pleased and honored to announce the NEW addition to our International “T.E.A.M.” SHE is: INorma Nomgcobo Ndita, CEO of AfriNet TV and Radio Broadcasting Network: Founder & CEO of AFRINET TV, CHAIRMAN OF AFRICAN CONINENT MEDIA AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION www.afrinet-tv.co.za http://afrinet-tv.co.za/Intro.swf Norma, as she is affectionately called, has “JOINED-FORCES” with us, to […]

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May 27th, 2012 by The Warrior

Skechers Ads to Shape Up

Skechers Ads to Shape Up Skechers shoe Skechers USA, Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges that it deceived people with ads claiming its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would help them lose weight and strengthen muscles. Ads challenged by the FTC include one that aired during the 2011 Super Bowl showing […]

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May 19th, 2012 by The Warrior

FTC to Skechers: Shape up your ad claims

FTC to Skechers: Shape up your ad claims By Lesley Fair May 16, 2012 – 11:05am It’s usually Skechers promising to help people shape up. But this time, the shoe’s on the other foot. In a $40 million settlement announced by the FTC — part of a broader agreement that also resolves charges by state […]

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May 19th, 2012 by The Warrior