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

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

Paper, Plastic . . . or Mobile

April 26, 2012

FTC workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers

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

The Road Ahead: Selling, Financing, and Leasing Motor Vehicles

November 17, 2011

National workshops in Detroit, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C., to explore the consumer protection issues that arise in the sale, financing or leasing of motor vehicles

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

Activities of the Federal Trade Commission Under the Truth In Lending Act, the Consumer Leasing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act During 2010

February 1, 2011

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities regarding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Consumer Leasing Act, and Truth in Lending Act, including a discussion of FTC activities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2010

July 13, 2010

Ninth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2009.

Report to the White House Council on Women and Girls

June 1, 2010

Report focuses on discrete FTC program areas that have a particular impact on women and children. Highlights five areas, describing, for each, recent FTC law enforcement actions or policy initiatives as well as available consumer and business education materials: health care for women and children; marketing to children and adolescents; consumer credit; entrepreneurship and business opportunities; and family pocketbook issues.

Report On Emergency Technology For Use With ATMs

May 7, 2010

Report regarding emergency PIN and alarm button devices that would allow users of ATMs to electronically alert police about crimes at ATMs.

Report on Effect of Credit-Based Insurance Scores

March 9, 2010

Study conducted by the FTC and the Federal Reserve Board regarding automobile and homeowners insurance and whether credit scores and credit-based insurance scores affect the availability and affordability of consumer credit.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2007

March 8, 2010

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2007 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2009

January 21, 2010

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2009 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2009

June 2, 2009

Eighth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2008.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2008

January 22, 2009

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2008 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Pay On The Go: Consumers and Contactless Payment

July 24, 2008

Town Hall meeting exploring the growth of contactless payment systems and their implications for consumer protection policy. This meeting built on a 2006 hearing which examined technological and business developments expected to shape consumers' experiences over the next ten years.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2008

May 5, 2008

Seventh annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2007.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2006

January 26, 2007

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2006 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act Report - 2006

May 1, 2006

Fifth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2005.

Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Federal Reserve Board - 2005

January 26, 2006

Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2005 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.