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What You Need to Know About the Office of the Inspector General

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the IG Act

Council of the Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)

Reporting Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Mismanagement

Notice Concerning Nondisclosure Policies, Forms, or Agreements

Freedom of Information Act Contacts

Companies and People Banned From Debt Relief

Statute, Rules and Formal Interpretations

Post-Consummation Filings (HSR Violations)

Retrospective Review of FTC Rules and Guides

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US Submissions to OECD and Other International Competition Fora

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Public Audit Filings

International Technical Assistance Program

International Cooperation Agreements

Competition & Consumer Protection Authorities Worldwide

Hearings on Competition & Consumer Protection

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The Business Center provides plain-language guidance to help businesses understand their responsibilities and comply with the law.

Whether advertising in print, on radio or TV, or on the Internet, its important to disclose the details of the deal up front. This publication offers practical tips on how to make effective…

Analysis of Public Comments and Final Staff Compliance Guidelines

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission publishes its staff compliance guidelines for the Used Car Rule to provide assistance to industry members. The views expressed in the guidelines are those…

Thinking about buying a franchise? Investigate before you invest. Before you sign on the dotted line, read this guide for advice on evaluating franchise opportunities.

Promoters of fraudulent business opportunities run ads where their targets are likely to see them: in daily and weekly newspapers, in magazines, and on the Internet. Advertising sales staff with a…

Advertising on the Internet? The rules that apply to other forms of advertising apply to online marketing, too. These standards protect businesses and consumers and help maintain the credibility…

Does your company advertise consumer leases? This publication focuses on your legal obligations under the Consumer Leasing Act and Regulation M.

Focusing on federal truth-in-advertising standards, this A-to-Z primer is an essential resource for businesses of any size.

Explains the new portion of the FTCs Jewelry Guide that discusses requirements for jewelry sellers when marking and advertising platinum jewelry and disclosures concerning products alloyed with…

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Amended Franchise Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 436

The Used Car Rule requires auto dealers to display on used cars a window sticker called a Buyers Guide with important information for consumers. The FTC revised the Used Car Rule in 2016. Here are…

App developers: How does your app size up? Have your built security in from the start? The FTC has a dozen tips to help you develop kick-app security for your product.

Ads for business opportunities doing medical billing may sound like the perfect work-at-home option, but beware. The reality is that few people who pay for medical billing opportunities make any…

Some resumes list credentials like a college degree or professional certification that sound credible, but were bought from diploma mills. Human resources professionals need to educate…

If employers use background checks in making personnel decisions, they must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and laws that protect people from discrimination. The FTC and EEOC have tips…

If the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent an ad from being deceptive, the disclosure must be clear and conspicuous. Read more about why fine print is not so fine in advertising and…

Thinking about investing in a bizopp? The FTCs Business Opportunity Rule requires companies to disclose key information before you buy. Follow these tips to avoid a bizopp rip-off.

Do you have questions about multi-level marketing? The FTC staff has guidance to help members of the MLM industry apply core consumer protection principles to their business practices.

Do you sell products by mail, by phone, or online? This publication discusses what the FTCs Mail Order Rule covers, offers how-to compliance advice, answers common questions, explains where to go…

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) spells out rights for victims of identity theft and responsibilities for your business. Are you complying with the requirement that you provide victims of…

Franchises, Business Opportunities, and Investments

Hearings on Competition & Consumer Protection

Submit a Consumer Complaint to the FTC

List a Number on the National Do Not Call Registry

Get a Free Copy of My Credit Report

File Documents in Adjudicative Proceedings