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    March Newsletter Editorial: National Consumer Protection Week


    Gearing up for the Federal Trade Commission's 19th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) next week (5-11 March 2017), Maureen K. Olhausen, acting FTC Chair, said the campaign's website is an important tool to inform Americans of their consumer rights and help them make informed buying decisions.

    The FTC has recognized the power of the Internet. According to the Pew Research Center, the share of all U.S. adults who use the internet increased from 52% in 2000 to 84% in 2015.

    Your Weekly Financial e-Update: CFPB Expands UDAAP, GOP to Repeal Prepaid-Card Rule, & More!

    By: Carly Souther 

    Carly Souther


    CFPB Expands Scope of UDAAP 

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Mastercard and UniRush to pay $13 million for breakdowns related to prepaid-cards that resulted in tens of thousands of consumers without access to their money. The CFPB claims consumers were given inaccurate account information and were not provided with adequate customer service after the breakdowns. The order says the companies engaged in "unfair acts or practices" by failing to cond...