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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...

Part 1: “Free Trial” Scams and The Main Operator Behind Them

Have you ever ordered a dietary supplement or skin product that is offered on a "free trial" basis where you believed that the only...

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...

Part 3: The FTC Learns The Free Trial Scam Business Model

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is busy learning the business model behind the widespread free trial scams that are costing American Taxpayers billions of...
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,...
FTC issues $9.8 million in refunds over health supplements.

Not So Free “Trial” Results in FTC Refunding $9.8 Mill to Consumers

Recently, the FTC released a statement that they will mail out over 220,000 checks to consumers, totaling around $9.8 million. This comes at the...

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...

Marketing Architects, Inc Accused Creating Deceptive Weight Loss Advertising

Marketing Architects, Inc., was accused by the FTC of creating and using deceptive radio ads for weight loss products for its client, Direct Alternatives....

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”...

‘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...

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