Consumer Protection Concerns for Tenants from the Federal Trade Commission

Webinar Date: 
February 26, 2019
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Join staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as they share information about consumer protection issues relating to tenants. The speakers will discuss two recent cases brought by the FTC, one involving a rental listing website deceptively claiming to list Section 8 properties that are available for rent and another involving a tenant background screening company. The webinar will include an overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as it relates to renters and share additional consumer protection information to help renters.

What You Will Learn

  • How to take advantage of takeaways from recent FTC legal actions to help tenants
  • How to identity scams targeting renters
  • How to spot FCRA violations related to tenant background screening
  • How to access free information from the FTC to help renters


Rhonda Perkins, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission

Tiffany George, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission


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