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.
Report about system for resolving consumer debt collection disputes recommends significant litigation and arbitration reforms to improve efficiency and fairness to consumers.
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.
Report regarding emergency PIN and alarm button devices that would allow users of ATMs to electronically alert police about crimes at ATMs.
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.