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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Archive for the 'FTC News and Updates' Category

FTC acts against the social media influencers for violating rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled a complaint against individual social media influencers who have a wide following in the online gaming community. FTC has charged that they have been deceptively endorsing the online gambling service CSGO Lotto. And they have not disclosed that they jointly owned the company.According to the FTC statement, they also paid other influencers to promote their company on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook.Here’s the FTC statement highlighting its action:The Commission’s complaint alleges that Martin, Cassell, and their company misrepresented... [...]

‘FTC ‘Consumer Complaint’ Emails Are Actually Scams’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “FTC ‘Consumer Complaint’ Emails Are Actually Scams”.Mashable team says, “No business owner likes to see customer complaints, but a new email scam could be even more damaging than an unsatisfied client, according to a new warning from the Federal Trade Commission.The FTC is warning businesses about emails sent with the subject line “Pending consumer complaint.” The email looks like it’s from the FTC and informs recipients that a complaint against them has been filed with the government. However, it likely... [...]