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Federal Trade Commission staff sent letters to nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers and other companies warning them that assisting and facilitating illegal telemarketing or robocalls related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is against the law. Many of these calls prey upon consumers fear of the virus to perpetrate scams or sow disinformation.Its never good business for VoIP providers and others to help telemarketers make illegal robocalls that scam people, said FTC …
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection
The Department of Justice today filed a Statement of Interest in federal court in Connecticut against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) policy that requires biological males to compete against biological femalesdespite the real physiological differences between the sexesif the male is a transgender individual who publicly identifies with the female gender. Source: Justice News - Cyber-crime
3 days ago · From Justice News - Cyber-crime
The Federal Trade Commission is extending by sixty days the deadline to submit comments as part of the agencys review of its Endorsement Guides. The deadline was originally April 21, 2020; it is now June 22, 2020.The FTC announced in February that it would accept comments on a wide range of issues related to the Endorsement Guides. In response to requests from potential commenters for additional time to file comments due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the FTC will soon publish a notice in the Fede…
3 days ago · From FTC - Consumer Protection