“The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.”
The FTC deals with consumer protection laws such as telemarketing, pay-per-call, equal credit opportunity and has powers to adopt industry wide regulations.
FTC works through the Bureaus of Consumer Protection, Competition and Ecomomics, with its work aided by the Office of the General Counsel.