Washington, DC - The final defendant in a debt collection scheme that illegally threatened to arrest or sue consumers and harassed their friends, family members and employers is banned from debt collection activities under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Austin, Texas - Remarks by President Trump at Briefing on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts:

Atlanta, Georgia - The operator of a Georgia-based online tax preparation service has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated federal rules on financial privacy and security.

Washington, DC - The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee met in open session on Thursday and Friday, August 17-18, 2017, at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This meeting, which was the annual in-person meeting of the committee, featured a new roster of committee members.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is sending email notices to people who are eligible for partial refunds from a tech support scheme. The operators agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that they deceived hundreds of thousands of people.

Washington, DC - At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court entered a temporary restraining order halting a deceptive work-at-home scheme. The defendants allegedly lured consumers into buying an online system, falsely promising that they would earn thousands of dollars in their spare time working from home.