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Terrell McSweeny
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Terrell McSweeny is a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012, advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas. McSweeny’s government service also includes her work as Senator Joe Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the U.S. Senate and as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The views expressed here are her own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the FTC or any other Commissioner.

Entries by Terrell McSweeny

Do Not Robocall Me: The FTC Strikes Back

(50) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 7:48 AM

We've all been there -- on the receiving end of that annoying dinner time telemarketing call for a new home security system or from Rachel, a personable robot voice from cardholder services, who is very persistent about calling your phone at all hours of the day. These calls are a...

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Savvy Shopping with Your Smartphone

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Sometimes it seems like there's an app for everything, ranging from fitness monitoring apps to vintage photography apps. Increasingly, there are apps to help you shop, whether you're shopping for clothes at a brick-and-mortar store or buying coffee at your favorite café. These apps can help you compare prices, nab...

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Learn to Recognize Mortgage Relief Scams

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:08 PM

If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payments or possibly facing foreclosure on your home, you're not alone. And unfortunately, there are some opportunists who know it and may try to take advantage of you.

Have you seen ads or received a telephone call from someone promising to...

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Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Military Consumer Protection Day Is July 16

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:18 AM

Sadly, servicemembers, veterans and their families are sometimes targeted by cons who seek to take advantage of their service.

These frauds can take a variety of forms. Often, scammers who target military consumers will falsely imply that they are somehow associated with the military or the government to instill...

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What's This Charge? How to Protect Yourself From Cramming

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Many of us -- myself included -- carry our mobile phones with us everywhere. We rely on our smartphones for everything from getting directions, to texting our friends and family, to catching up on the latest news, to sharing photos of our kids. But even as we have become so...

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