Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is sending email notices to people who are eligible for partial refunds from a tech support scheme. The operators agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that they deceived hundreds of thousands of people.

Washington, DC - The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee met in open session on Thursday and Friday, August 17-18, 2017, at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This meeting, which was the annual in-person meeting of the committee, featured a new roster of committee members.

Washington, DC - At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court entered a temporary restraining order halting a deceptive work-at-home scheme. The defendants allegedly lured consumers into buying an online system, falsely promising that they would earn thousands of dollars in their spare time working from home.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a default judgment and permanent injunction halting the activities of a Florida man who allegedly peddled unnecessary tech support services under the deceptive guise of an affiliation with the FTC.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2018 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The annual fees will increase slightly from FY 2017, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.

Washington, DC - The Federal Voting Assistance Program’s 2016 Post-Election Report to Congress shows that its voting assistance efforts work:  FVAP continues to make progress in reducing obstacles to absentee voting for active duty military and has expanded outreach initiatives for voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).