Tag: Federal Trade Commission

  • As AI Looms Large, FTC Says Big Tech Can’t Feed it Your Data Without Your Permission

    As AI Looms Large, FTC Says Big Tech Can’t Feed it Your Data Without Your Permission

    As tech companies dive into artificial intelligence, many turn to their user base for information to train their bots. However, the Federal Trade Commission warned the tech giants that there are restrictions in place to protect consumers’ private information, and stealthily altering privacy policies could violate fair business practices. The FTC said training AI to…

  • FTC Issues $10 Million Penalty to This Service Provider Facilitating Robocalls

    FTC Issues $10 Million Penalty to This Service Provider Facilitating Robocalls

    The Federal Trade Commission reached a $10 million settlement with voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) service provider XCast Labs over allegations the company facilitated hundreds of millions of illegal robocalls on its network after multiple warnings to stop. On January 2, the Department of Justice filed a proposed court order on behalf of the FTC, which mandates…

  • FTC is Issuing Nearly $1,000 in Average Refunds to Victims of This Tech Scam

    FTC is Issuing Nearly $1,000 in Average Refunds to Victims of This Tech Scam

    The Federal Trade Commission secured full refunds for consumers conned by the NTS IT Care tech support scam, which tricked customers into buying expensive and unnecessary tech support services while claiming to be affiliated with big-name tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, and other tech companies. The scam was directed toward older Americans and people unfamiliar…

  • FTC Continues Robocall Crackdown

    FTC Continues Robocall Crackdown

    The Federal Trade Commission has been going after robocalls full force, enlisting the help of over 100 federal and state law enforcement departments to participate in “Operation Stop Scam Calls”. Attorneys general from all states are also helping locate and fine the sources of fraudulent telemarketing schemes. An announcement posted earlier today reads, “The FTC…

  • The FTC is Cracking Down on Extended Car Warranty Scams

    The FTC is Cracking Down on Extended Car Warranty Scams

    The Federal Trade Commission is going after those obnoxious extended car warranty scams bothering everyone for years. The commission has found such scams contributed to millions of dollars worth of fraud just this year alone and is determined to ban anyone conducting such scams from outbound telemarketing businesses and from selling any extended car warranties…