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Groups Urge Congress to Restore FTC's Ability to Stop Scams, Refund Victims

Publish Date: 
July 19, 2021
Type: 
legislative

The undersigned consumer, labor and privacy organizations, representing millions of Americans, write in strong support of H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. The bill would restore the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to provide refunds and equitable relief to victims of consumer fraud and deception, and to stop ongoing misconduct in the marketplace. 

NACA in the News: Federal officials look to crack down on deceptive subscription marketing practices at broad range of firms

Release Date: 
June 2, 2021

The Washington Post, Federal officials look to crack down on deceptive subscription marketing practices at broad range of firms

“'The FTC is really, really, really understaffed,' said Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. 'There are a lot of things we want the FTC to do.'”

Groups Oppose House Amendment on Fraudulent Pyramid Schemes

Publish Date: 
July 18, 2017
Type: 
legislative

NACA joined other consumer organizations to express strong opposition to an amendment offered by Congressman Moolenaar that was included in the FY18 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. This amendment, based on the “Anti-Pyramid Scheme Promotion Act of 2016,” would rob the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) of its ability to protect consumers from all but the most egregiously fraudulent pyramid schemes.

Consumer Groups Oppose Amendment on Fraudulent Pyramid Schemes

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2017
Type: 
legislative

NACA, consumer organizations expressed strong opposition to an amendment offered by Congressman Moolenaar that was included in the FY18 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.  This amendment, based on the “Anti-Pyramid Scheme Promotion Act of 2016,”ii would rob the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) of its ability to protect consumers from all but the most egregiously fraudulent pyramid schemes.

Letter to U.S. House Committee: Bill Would Interfere with FTC's Mission

Publish Date: 
June 21, 2016
Type: 
legislative

NACA joined other public interest groups in a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee expressing concern over legislation that would harm the Federal Trade Commission's ability to crack down on scam artists and protect consumers from unfair, misleading, or anticompetitive business practices. 

NACA Responds to FTC's Proposed Consumer Auto Survey

Publish Date: 
March 7, 2016
Type: 
legislative

NACA submitted comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed survey of consumers who recently purchased and financed an automobile through a dealer. NACA advocates, many of whom represent consumers harmed following their transactions with auto dealers, encounter numerous patterns and varieties of misconduct in auto sales and financing. NACA supports a well-executed survey aimed at uncovering important data to assist the FTC in vigilantly monitoring the marketplace and curbing unfair and deceptive acts and practices in auto sales and lending.

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