FTC responds to WPF’s Call Don’t Click Report and takes action against impostors

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action on the hundreds of imposter domains the World Privacy Forum uncovered and discussed in its Call Don’t Click I and II reports. Announcing the FTC action, Bureau Chief Lydia Parnes said:

“Consumers also need to be alert about impostor sites – sites that misspell annualcreditreport.com or use sound alike names, but don’t link to the authorized site. We are sending letters to operators of more than 130 impostor sites to inform them that we know they are out there and that attempts to mislead consumers are illegal,” she said.

The FTC specifically thanked the WPF for its work. We are pleased to assist in the protection of consumers in this important area of privacy.

Read Call Don’t Click II

Read Call Don’t Click Consumer Tips

Read the FTC’s press release