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Debt Relief and Payment Processor Defendants Stipulate to Bans in FTC Settlements

Pursuant to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, defendants alleged to have falsely promised to reduce consumers’ credit card interest rates will be banned from telemarketing and from selling debt relief services. The payment processors that allegedly enabled the operation will be banned from the payment processing industry. The settlements… Keep Reading

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Feds Want to Shut Down ePath Media and Consumer Outreach

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action to start the process of effectively shutting down companies ePath Media and Consumer Outreach, effectively accusing and calling them scams that should be stopped. According to the complaint, filed in federal Court, defendants William R. Baskin, Tetsuya Kosaka, Jeffrey Randol and Jeremy Buttke own several companies that work… Keep Reading

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Feds Say Homeopathic Products Must Be Labeled Bullshit

The Feds have decided to go after the advertisers of homeopathic medicine, the stuff like nerve tonics, pain relievers, penis growing pills, claiming that most of their claims are absolute and total bullshit. The FTC says will either have to get scientific backing for the efficacy of their health claims or “effectively communicate the lack… Keep Reading

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Krispy Kreme Facing Federal Lawsuit for Not Being Nutritious.

Occasionally there is that lawsuit that makes you realize the legal profession might have a little too much time on their hands. According to court documents, Krispy Kreme is facing a class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday by a former customer who says the doughnut chain is guilty of false advertising and… Keep Reading

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FTC Hammers Operators of Money-Making Opportunity Telemarketing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged numerous individuals and an interrelated network of companies with selling worthless money-making opportunities via an alleged phony grants program. According to the FTC’s complaint, the defendant telemarketers misrepresent to seniors, veterans and indebted consumers that they represent Amazon and offer – for hundreds or thousands of dollars – to… Keep Reading

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FTC Complaint Filed Over Google “Influencer Marketing” to Kids

Influencer prmarketing joins both customary and digital media strategies. Organizations advance their brands and items through purported influencers — people with a significant web-based social networking or online movement draw. The problem is that most “influencer marketers” don’t disclose the relationship between the “influencer” and the company they are promoting. Even worse, when it comes to… Keep Reading

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AdMaster is Combating Online Ad Fraud in Asia

In the first half of this year, up to 28% of the traffic in advertisers’ digital campaigns was recognized as fraud, bringing serious concern about the integrity of the online advertising inventory the advertisers are buying, according to AdMaster’s newly released “2016 Digital Advertising Anti Ad-fraud White Paper”, which covers a big number of advertising… Keep Reading

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Lube King Scott Fraser of Las Vegas Charged by SEC For Fraud in Fake Reviews

Scott Fraser, the CEO and a main shareholder in Las Vegas-situated Empowered merchandise Inc., and paid promoter Nathan Yeung were charged by using the SEC for orchestrating fraudulent promotional campaigns to tout the manufacturer’s stock. In step with the company, Fraser individually ran a publication publishing industry and hired Yeung to secretly support him promote… Keep Reading

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FTC Bans Owners of Debt Relief Operation

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint alleging that numerous individuals and entities, doing business as “Payday Support Center” or “Infinity Client Solutions,” deceptively promised to resolve consumers’ loans via a “hardship program.” According to the FTC, the business targeted consumers with outstanding payday loans. Upon enrollment, consumers ceased making payments to their… Keep Reading

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