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Getting Rich Quick from Negative-Option Sales

Marketing and Negative-Option Sales "The FTC uses the phrase “negative option marketing” broadly to refer to a category of commercial transactions in which sellers interpret...

FTC Stops Jamie White from Helping Scammers Take Advantage of Unsuspecting Consumers

In consumer protection news, the FTC stopped Jamie White, a Utah resident, from helping scammers take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. According to the lawsuit...

Update: Western Union Scam Victims – Deadline to File Claim Quickly Approaching

In November, we told you about how victims of a Western Union scam could file a claim to receive at least some of their...

FTC Squelches False Claims for Deceptive Mosquito-Repellent in Aromaflage Perfume and Candles

Product and False Claims A New Jersey company, Mikey & Momo, Inc., and its owners agree to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for false claims....

FTC Returns Almost $500,000 to Consumers Who Bought Fake Weight Loss Supplements

Tachht, Inc., and Teqqi, LLC were ordered by the federal court to pay almost $500,000 to refund customers who bought their fake weight loss...

Fraudulent Online Cryptocurrency Chain Referral Scheme Squashed

Cryptocurrency Chain The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) files a complaint in federal court, halting the activities of fours individuals promoting deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies....

NexGen Nutritionals Settles False Advertising Claims

NexGen Nutritionals, Strictly Health, and Cyber Business Technology (along with business owners Robert and Anna McLean) recently settled false advertising claims regarding their dietary...

Mobile Phone Industry Manager and Multimillion-Dollar Consumer Fraud Scheme

Mobile Phone Industry Fraud The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announces that Christopher Goff receives a stiff prison sentence for...

Florida Operation That Pitches Worthless Timeshare Resale Scheme Sacked

Fraudulent Timeshare Resale Scheme A Florida operation offering a fraudulent timeshare resale scheme receives a lifetime ban from the Federal Trade Commission. Accompanying the permanent...

DiscountMetalBrokersInc Banned from Selling Investment Opportunities

Starting in 2014, DiscountMetalBrokersInc began running television ads on Fox News, CNN, and Fox Business Networks. They also ran ads on the radio. DiscountMetalBrokersInc,...

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President Trump Weighs in on Democrats and Immigration

Recent documentation from The Hill affirms that President Trump recently weighed in on Democrats and immigration during a weekly White House address. An Overview of...