Legal Resources

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2012)

February 26, 2013

Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2012, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area

The Structure and Practices of the Debt Buying Industry

January 30, 2013

The first empirical study of debt buyers, companies in the business of buying consumer debts and trying to collect on them

In Short: Advertising & Privacy Disclosures in a Digital World

May 30, 2012

Following up on the FTC's 2000 "Dot Com Disclosures" publication, a national workshop to consider the need for new guidance concerning effecting advertising and privacy disclosures in online and mobile environments

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2011)

February 28, 2012

Report listing the top consumer complaints received by the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Database in 2011

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2010)

March 8, 2011

Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2010, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area

Public Forum on Debt Relief Amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule

November 4, 2009

Forum about proposed debt relief amendments to the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule that sought to combat deceptive and abusive telemarketing of debt relief services that claim to reduce consumer credit card debt and other unsecured debt.

Consumer Protection & the Debt Settlement Industry

September 25, 2008

Workshop exploring the growth of the for-profit debt settlement industry and analyzing how its model is affecting consumers and businesses.

Predatory Lending Forum

April 3, 2001

Forum convened consumer advocates, bankers, state and federal regulators, and New York homeowners and senior citizens to explore legislative, legal and community-based initiatives to combat predatory lending.