Legal Resources

New York Hispanic Fraud Prevention Forum

September 27, 2006

Forum focused on the nature and extent of consumer fraud in the Hispanic community and developing law enforcement and consumer education strategies for addressing these problems.

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Technology: Consumer Protection and Competition Issues

December 15, 2004

Workshop to assess the impact of peer-to-peer file-sharing technology on consumers and businesses.

Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions

September 13, 2004

Workshop exploring whether certain aspects of the class action mechanism can be revised, reformed, enhanced, or improved to protect the interests of consumer class members.

Consumer Fraud in the United States: An FTC Survey

August 5, 2004

Report about 2003 survey of fraud in the United States showing that nearly 25 million adults – 11.2 percent of the adult population – were victims of fraud.

Hispanic Outreach & Law Enforcement Workshop

May 12, 2004

Workshops hosted by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime on strategies for effective and high impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud.

Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Workshop on Industry Self-Regulation

October 29, 2003

Workshop to examine issues relating to the marketing of violent entertainment to children. The workshop discussed the state of self-regulation in the entertainment industry and children’s access to products rated as potentially inappropriate or labeled with a parental advisory.

Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud

February 19, 2003

Workshop on building public/private partnerships to fight cross-border fraud against consumers. Explored how the private and public sectors can work together to fight cross-border fraud operators; legal constraints on cooperation; and recommendations to combat cross-border fraud.

Disclosure Exposure: Effective Disclosures in Advertising

May 22, 2001

Workshop hosted by the FTC and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.

Advertising and Marketing Long-Distance Services

November 4, 1999

Forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services—often called "10-10" numbers—and to discuss recent trends in how these long-distance services are advertised and what principles should guide industry advertising.

Rule Review: 900 Number Rule Review

June 30, 1997

Workshop to review a proposal revising the Pay-Per-Call Rule. The proposal included, among other things, new provisions to combat telephone bill cramming—unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills.

Vehicle Buyback Disclosures

October 3, 1996

Forum on the questions and issues raised in a petition asking the FTC to look into whether vehicles bought back under state lemon laws are being resold without disclosing to subsequent purchasers that the vehicles had been bought back.