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As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think.
The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.
Federal Trade Commission Web Resources
Cases and Proceedings
Includes Case Document Search; Refunds; Commission Decision Volumes; Letters and Statements; Petitions to Quash Companies and People Banned From Debt Relief; Adjudicative Proceedings; Banned Debt Collectors.
Includes cases, press releases, public event announcements, and amicus briefs. Search by date, from 1970 to present.
Advisory and Staff Opinions
FTC staff issue advisory opinions to help clarify FTC rules and decisions, often in response to requests from businesses and industry groups.