Sellers can be subject to federal mail and wire fraud statutes.
FTC Rules require:
shipment orders within the time promised in their catalogues and advertisements,
to notify consumers when orders cannot be shipped on time, and
to issue timely refunds when orders cannot be shipped.
The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 provides that unsolicited merchandise sent by U.S. mail may be retained, used, discarded, or disposed of in any manner deemed appropriate, without the recipient’s incurring any obligation to the sender.
Limits the activities of credit reporting agencies.
Consumers have the right to access information contained about them in a credit reporting agency’s files and to require credit reporting agencies to delete unverifiable information in a consumer’s credit record.