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The FTC Suggests We Buckle Up

The FTC Suggests We Buckle Up

The FTC recently issued a report that summarizes its enforcement actions, roundtable findings, consumer workshops, and in-person interviews with 38 Washington D.C. metro-area consumers focused on deceptive advertising practices, spot-delivery, and voluntary protection products.

October 28, 2020

NADA Mounts Opposition to Enhanced Safeguards Rule

NADA Mounts Opposition to Enhanced Safeguards Rule

National Automobile Dealers Association officials have told the FTC that proposed new provisions to the Safeguards Rule may be unnecessary and could cost smaller dealers more than $400,000 in the first calendar year of enforcement.

September 9, 2019

FTC: DealerBuilt Hack Affected 130 Dealerships

FTC: DealerBuilt Hack Affected 130 Dealerships

A 2016 cyberattack laid bare the personally identifiable information of about 12.5 million customers of 130 U.S. dealerships, according to a Federal Trade Commission bulletin announcing a consent agreement with dealer software provider DealerBuilt.

June 13, 2019

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

August 6, 2018

5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.

March 21, 2017

FTC Approves Final Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced last week final amendments to its Used Car Rule. It noted that its amended rule permits dealers to use their remaining stock of Buyers Guides for one year after the effective date of the amended rule.

November 10, 2016

Formalized and Documented

The magazine's compliance pro believes the FTC may soon take a page out of the CFPB's playbook when it comes to regulating dealers. He explains how dealers can get prepared.

November 4, 2016

Texas Dealers Agree to Pay $85,000 for Deceptive Advertising

Three Dallas-area dealerships have agreed to pay $85,000 to settle charges that they violated a 2014 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) administrative order that barred them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying or leasing a car.

August 19, 2016

Certified for the Future

Certified for the Future

The magazine’s compliance pro breaks down Compliance Summit’s new certification component. He explains how it’s designed to address the industry’s true regulator.

August 4, 2016

FTC Issues Refunds to Buyers of Bogus "Extended Auto Warranties'

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s six-year effort to collect on a $4.2 million judgement against a telemarketer of “extended auto warranties” came to a end last week. The telemarketer, which did business under the name My Car Solutions, led victims to believe it was affiliated with auto dealers and manufacturers.

July 27, 2016

F&I Think Tank Adds Top Compliance Experts

F&I Think Tank Adds Top Compliance Experts

Six of the industry’s top compliance experts will be at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel to lead a 20 Group-like session on compliance. Aside from fielding questions from attendees, the group will tackle some pervasive regulatory myths surrounding the F&I office.

February 2, 2016