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Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is a time to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture, heritage and contribution. It is also a time to reflect on the FTC’s commitment to help Hispanic communities fight fraud.

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Topic of the blog: Money and credit, Houses and mortgages, Health and fitness, Jobs and earning money, Privacy, identity and security online
Serious health statements about cannabis products need to be proven
September 10, 2019

by Bridget Small

Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Three companies that promote their cannabis-derived products as miraculous treatments for serious illnesses have received letters from the FTC warning them that they are at risk of being subject to legal action unless they possess scientific evidence to support their statements. The companies sell oils, capsules, edible gum and creams that contain a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant called cannabidiol or CBD.

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Topic of the blog: Health and fitness
Promises in ads for weight loss products could be false
August 15, 2019
by Rosario Méndez
Lawyer, Consumer Education and Business
Some ads for weight loss products promise miracles. They could say that the product is effective for all people or that you will lose weight permanently. Those statements are lies. Dishonest advertisers will tell you anything to buy their products. To make you believe that the product is effective, your ads may have images of “doctors” and even “press” articles. Today, the FTC has launched a new website, which is partially based on the case of LeanSpa, to help people identify false statements about weight loss.

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Topic of the blog: Health and fitness, Weight loss and fitness
This is the National Consumer Protection Week 2019
March 4, 2019
by Andrew Smith
Director of the Consumer Protection Bureau
Welcome to the National Consumer Protection Week 2019! This year we commemorate 21 consecutive years of the important task of the FTC, the offices of state attorney generals and many participating community organizations to protect consumers across the country.

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is the right time to help people understand their consumer rights and make informed money decisions. The FTC team works hard to close the scams and sue those who break the law. But one of our best tools to protect consumers is education.

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Topic of the blog: Money and credit, Houses and mortgages, Health and fitness, Jobs and earning money, Privacy, identity and security online

Misleading statements and false comments by Cure Encapsulations
February 26, 2019
by Cristina Miranda
Division of consumer education and business, FTC
“Burn fat. Reduce cravings. Feel better. Lose weight. ”Some dietary supplements are accompanied by great promises supported by five-star customer feedback. But do these supplements really do what they say? And can you trust those five-star ratings?

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Join us during the National Consumer Protection Week 2019!
February 22, 2019
by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist
National Consumer Protection Week is just around the corner, we are very happy and we hope you check the events we have planned. During National Consumer Protection Week, we meet with our colleagues to bring you information and advice on scams, identity theft and other consumer protection issues. We anticipate some events:

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Topic of the blog: Money and credit, Houses and mortgages, Health and fitness, Jobs and earning money, Privacy, identity and security online
The FTC and the FDA issued warning letters to supplement vendors
February 11, 2019
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Ads of products that promote their effectiveness in treating or preventing serious health conditions abound. Unfortunately, these products are often unusable and their effectiveness is not proven. Sometimes, the ads even make false promises related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia – conditions for which science has not found a cure.

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Topic of the blog: Health and fitness
The FTC focuses on misleading statements about stem cell therapies
October 18, 2018
by Colleen Tressler.

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