The proposed settlements will be open to public comment for 30 days.
The FTC issues an administrative complaint when it has "reason to believe" that the law has been or is being violated and it appears to the commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. A complaint is not a finding that the respondents violated the law.
Violations of an FTC consent order following an administrative complaint can result in civil penalties of up to $16,000 per violation.
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