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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...

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”...

ALERT! South Carolina Man Links to $100M+ in Alleged Scams

According to Vee Daniel of the Better Business Bureau, South Carolina businessman John Monarch’s companies and a number of his clients have received complaints...

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...

‘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...

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,...

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...

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...

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New York Sues Purdue Pharma for Alleged Marketing Fraud of Opioids

The State of New York has sued Purdue Pharma for allegedly committing widespread fraud and deception in marketing opioid products. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State...