Jewelers must say whether diamonds are mined or synthetic

The FTC which investigates allegations of deceptive advertising has sent warning letters to eight companies to insist they distinguish in advertisements between diamonds from mines and those made in laboratories.

A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password.

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

The FTC announced a broad inquiry into the privacy practices of internet service providers requesting large companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to hand over nonpublic information.

Federal Trade Commission Advises You to Protect Yourself Against Medicare Scams

The FTC worked with AARP to create a series of videos about imposter scams – including Medicare scams, IRS imposters and robocalls.


"Fortnite," conned players into buying so-called loot boxes that rarely contained the valuable in-game accouterments promised by the company's advertising.

Most Chrome Extensions Have No Listed Privacy Policy

Chrome extensions can certainly be useful, but many of them have no easily accessible privacy policies, according to new research.

The FTC is challenging fake Amazon reviews

The FTC targeted Cure Encapsulations, Inc. which sells a weight-loss supplement that is incorrectly associated with weight loss and poses medical risks, according to The Verge and its owner for their actions on Amazon's marketplace.

The U.S. government fined the app now known as TikTok $5.7 million for illegally collecting children’s data

Federal regulators fined social media app now known as TikTok $5.7 million for illegal collecting data of kids under 13 years old, a record penalty for violations of the nation’s child privacy law.

Equifax expecting punishment from CFPB and FTC over massive data breach

Equifax expecting punishment from CFPB and FTC over massive data breach By Ben Lane Equifax is expecting various forms of punishment from the Consumer

At Least One Iowan Impacted by Insurance Provider the FTC Calls ‘Sham’

At least one Iowa man thinking he's getting health insurance has fallen victim to what the Federal Trade Commission calls a “deceptive scheme”.