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Jeremy Johnson case sets bank fraud precedent in negative option billing schemes

Jeremy Johnson, creator of iWorks, is currently serving more than 11 years in prison for providing false information to banks to acquire Visa/Mastercard merchant...

Affiliate marketer Alexander Podgurski arrested for money laundering

Affiliate marketer Alexander Podgurski has been arrested for money laundering by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. The Paradise Valley Criminal Investigation’s Unit was...

INCOMING: FBI probing negative option bank fraud schemes

According to sources, the FBI is actively investigating several negative option billing schemes and the vendors that are helping faciliate them. The negative-option bank fraud...

$8 Mill in Refunds to Sale Slash, LLC Customers

The FTC will issue $8 million in refunds to customers of Sale Slash, LLC. The customers purchased weight loss supplements after being deceived through...

BioTherapex, NeuroPlus, Health Research Laboratories, LLC Settle False Advertising Claims

Health Research Laboratories, LLC and Kramer Duhon settled false advertising claims against BioTherapex and NeuroPlus that were filed by the FTC and the State...

Adore Me Lingerie Company Facing Federal Lawsuit

AdoreMe, Inc., the online lingerie company that extensively advertises on Facebook, is involved in a federal lawsuit. Adore Me offers lingerie for women and...

‘No Risk Trial’ of Weight Loss Supplements Cost Unsuspecting Consumers Big Money

If you saw an online advertisement for a health or weight loss supplement that featured a well-known television or movie star, would you sign...

Weight Loss App Ordered to Pay After Lying to Consumers about Monetary Rewards

In September 2017, Pact, Inc., agreed to settle charges made against them by the FTC for $940,000. Pact, Inc., provides a mobile “weight loss”...

Telestar Consulting, Inc., Pays $7 Million for Duping Small Businesses and Non-profits

Telestar Consulting, Inc., is one of several companies that will pay $7 million to settle FTC charges filed against them in federal court. It...
Consumers surprised by credit monitoring fees for 'free' credit report.

‘Free’ Credit Report Scam Stopped by the FTC

The FTC recently obtained a federal court order against Credit Bureau Center, LLC; its websites eFreeScore.com, CreditUpdates.com, FreeCreditNation.com; and the business owners Michael Brown,...

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Democrats Double Down on Green New Deal Support

On Friday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib attended a Detroit town hall; the purpose of the town hall centered around reigniting support for the controversial Green...