About ICPEN

Welcome to the website of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) – an organization composed of consumer protection authorities from over 50 countries, whose aim is to:

  • Protect consumers’ economic interests around the world,
  • Share information about cross-border commercial activities that may affect consumer welfare,
  • Encourage global cooperation among law enforcement agencies.

News

  • ICPEN Spring Conference in Panama

    The next ICPEN Conference "Enhancing Consumer Protection in a Global Economy" will take place from Wednesday, May 21, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014 in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
  • United States - Home Security Company ADT Settles FTC Charges that Endorsements Deceived Consumers

    As part of its crackdown on deceptive endorsements, the FTC settled charges it brought against ADT LLC, a home security company, alleging that the company misrepresented endorsements from experts in child safety, home security and technology as independent reviews when, in fact, the endorsers were paid more than $300,000 by ADT and received free products and services.
  • United States - $21 Million Court Order Turns Lights Out on Misleading Bulb Claims

    At the FTC’s request, a federal court has ordered a light bulb manufacturer and its owners to pay more than $21 million for consumer redress and other equitable relief for misleading consumers. The FTC had charged Lights of America Inc. and two individual defendants with exaggerating the performance of their LED light bulbs.
  • United Kingdom - OFT suspends credit licence of online payday lender

    The OFT has suspended the consumer credit licence of Micro Lend UK Limited (Micro Lend), an online payday lender based in Colindale, North West London. This is the first time the OFT has suspended a payday lender's credit licence and is part of its ongoing action in the sector.
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