Tag: consumer reports

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians as FTC Reports 70 Percent Increase in Fraud Losses

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis cautioned Floridians about a major rise in fraud losses nationwide and offering tips to prevent scams. Recent data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that...

Gus Bilirakis Champions Proposal to Protect Online Consumers

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the top Republican on the U.S. House Consumers Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, is backing a proposal “to combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products.” U.S. Rep....

Kathy Castor Brings Out Proposal to Empower the FTC

Castor weighed in on the bill to “amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide the commission with notice and comment rulemaking authority respecting unfair or deceptive acts or practices and to provide for civil penalties for violations of such act respecting unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and for other purposes," when she introduced it on Friday.