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    thefiscaltimes.com Don’t Fall Victim to the Biggest Tax Scam Ever | The Fiscal Times

    If you receive a suspicious phone call, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration at 800-366-4484. If you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov . Top ... Read article

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    gpo.gov Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)

    Finally, the Commission received many comments, including from industry, state regulatory agencies, and a consumer advocacy group supporting the use of the infrared method in testing octane. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \19\ These comments are locate... Read article

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    cafeid.com CafeID - Your Online Identity Experts

    Business owners must demand more accountability from these private, profit-driven data brokers, and that, too, is a tall order given that ChoicePoint claims as customers at least 35 Federal government agencies and numerous state and local agencies. The SBA (http://www.sba.gov) and the FTC (http:/... Read article

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    smith.edu Smith College: Purchasing

    You can find more information about toner scams on the FTC website, http://www.ftc.gov/ New Travel & Procurement Card - PHASE II CARD ROLL-OUT Toner Phoner Scam This notice is to alert all staff regarding what is known as the "phoner toner" scam. The "phoner toner" scam, preys on employees wi... Read article

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    quackwatch.org Enforma Marketers Settle FTC Charges

    Copies of the complaint and stipulated final orders will be available shortly from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 202-326-2502. Copies of news releases pertaining to oth... Read article

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    fbi.gov FBI — Financial Crimes Report 2010-2011

    Toward this end, the FBI has not only produced its own mass marketing fraud prevention materials, but coordinates on other public information efforts with the DOJ, FTC, and the USPIS, among others. The FBI also supports a consumer fraud prevention website in conjunction with the USPIS which can b... Read article

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    eeoc.gov EEOC Informal Discussion Letter

    The genesis of this issue, of course, was the FTC staff opinion letter stating that the FCRA applies to sexual harassment and other workplace investigations just as it applies to other investigations performed by third party investigators. See Vail (4/5/99) (available at www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/f... Read article

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    consumeraffairs.com Gas Prices

    In February, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Commitment of Traders report revealed: “There’s a ‘speculative premium’ of as much as $23.39 a barrel in the price of NYMEX crude oil.” That translates into “a 56 cent a gallon increase at the pump,” as CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton ... Read article

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    dressingconstitutionally.com Dressing Constitutionally | Hierarchy, Sexuality and Democracy . . . From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes

    The Association of National Advertisers told Time the bill is “too broad” and goes “too far,” noting that the FTC already has the power to regulate “unfair and deceptive ads.” Enforcement of any such photoshop regulation would raise 1st Amendment considerations, and there is question on how much ... Read article

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    azjobconnection.gov Protect Yourself

    Instead, say FTC attorneys, after you send your money, you are likely to get a letter telling you to place the same envelope-stuffing ad in newspapers or magazines, or to send the ad to friends and relatives. The only way you'll earn money is if people respond to your ad. In fact, the promoters t... Read article

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    inhabitat.com Bamboozled by Bamboo Rayon? We Aren’t So Sure | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

    Three of the four accused companies have decided to settle with the FTC and will no longer use the false and misleading claims. Referencing the point I made above about at least being able to show that the raw material used to make the Rayon these brands use is indeed bamboo, they will be allowed... Read article

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    news.cnet.com FTC to search engines: Make it clear which results are ads | Internet & Media - CNET News

    FTC to search engines: Make it clear which results are ads The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is repeating its warning from 2002 that it's not easy to distinguish paid search results from other results. Read this article by Shara Tibken on CNET News. Read article

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    digitaltrends.com FTC tells search engines to improve ad labeling practices | Digital Trends

    The FTC on Tuesday issued new guidelines to search engine companies insisting they take steps to distinguish more clearly between search results and ads. The commission said it believed that in recent years the lines have become blurred. FTC tells search engines to improve ad labeling practices Read article

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    searchenginewatch.com FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

    The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical ... Read article

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    marketingpilgrim.com Natural Search Return or Paid Result? FTC Says Its Too Hard To Tell the Difference

    When looking at a page of search results I often feel like I'm playing a round of Where's Waldo. But ... Read article

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