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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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...
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...

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...

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....

Part 2: FTC Sues RevGuard Founder Blair McNea

More bad news for RevGuard founder Blair McNea, whom was sued by the FTC last month.  According to a source, criminal charges are imminent...

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