The defendants obtained millions of dollars from consumers who paid to join the work-from-home business opportunity scam. They made millions more by deceiving their consumers into calling certain telemarketing sales floors, which convinced them to buy one-on-one business coaching packages costing thousands of dollars.
The FTC accused the defendants of violating Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Business Opportunity Rule, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Work-From-Home business opportunity scam operators settle with FTC
The defendants agreed to settle the FTC’s complaint without admitting or denying their wrongdoing.
Under the settlement agreement, the Commission prohibited Anderson, Robbins and their companies from selling or helping others sell any business coaching service or business opportunity.
In addition, they cannot hold ownership interest, share, or stock in any business, other than a publicly traded company, that engages in advertising, marketing, or selling business coaching service or business opportunity.