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FTC Settles Another Health Claim Action

“Treats Chronic Pain… Clinically Proven… Smart Device… Approved by the FDA…” These are all claims the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says defendants...

Affiliate Scammers Michael Giannulis and Michael Williams Named by Feds for $300 Million in Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down a group of affiliate marketers who ensnared consumers into a fraud business coaching program called...

FTC Warns MLM Companies about Promoting Fake Coronovirus Cures

The FTC sent letters to Arbonne International, doTerra, Modere, Pruvit Ventures and Total Life Changes...

Amazon Goes After Marketers.

Amazon stopped multiple affiliate marketing fraud schemes across the United States to protect customers from bogus emails and phone calls. Amazon filed three...

FTC Alleges App Developer Violated COPPA by Allowing Ad Networks to Collect PI of Child-Directed Users

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that a developer of apps that are popular with children has agreed to pay $150,000 and...

Payment Processor and Executive to Pay Millions to Settle FTC Allegations of Assisting in Fraudulent Schemes and Credit Card Laundering

According to the Federal Trade Commission, one of the world’s leading payment processing companies and its former executive will pay more than...

FTC Sends More Letters Warning Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported COVID-19 Prevention Claims

The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sent 45 warning letters to marketers about  unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can...

LendEDU Settles with FTC over Fraudulent Lead Generation and Services

In response to an administrative complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), Shop Tutors d/b/a LendEDU ("LendEDU") has agreed to enter into a settlement...

Feds Shuts Down Las Vegas Based Coffee Company, Success by Health, For Fraudulent Affiliate Marketing

Success by Health, a Nevada corporation that markets and sells coffee products as the foundation of an overall harmonious lifestyle brand, recently...

Yes, Most of Influencer Marketing is Fraudulent

As an industry that has a history of settling for vanity metrics, influencer marketing is particularly susceptible to fraud. Recently, CBS reported that influencer...

VICE Claims CBD Lawsuits Might Kill Industry

Since the Food and Drug Administration can’t figure out whether supplements that contain cannabidiol, the marijuana-adjacent oil known as CBD, are legal, can...

Why is Snoop Dog Promoting an Illegal Debt Relief Scam?

Facebook ads illegally promoting a debt relief scam seem to be all over the internet -- and feature celebrity rapper and marijuana...

Marketers Caught Bribing Facebook Contractor

A Facebook Inc. contractor has been fired for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a shady marketing firm that had already...

You Must Have A ClickWrap Agreement or Risk Lawsuits

In today’s world of e-commerce, a person cannot buy something online, subscribe to a service, or join a club or organization without...

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The FTC, CBD and the Law During Covid19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of cannabis companies that advertised CBD products as effective in preventing or treating COVID-19 without obtaining...

FTC Settles Another Health Claim Action

“Treats Chronic Pain… Clinically Proven… Smart Device… Approved by the FDA…” These are all claims the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says defendants...

OfferGlobe and Steve Mandes Illegal Spammers and Scammers Review.

OfferGlobe is an offshore advertising company with multiple registered addressees both in the UK and seemingly in the tax haven of Seychelles. They...

What Marketers Must Know About CBD Ads

An increasing number of celebrities and social media personalities are endorsing the use of cannabidiol (CBD) products through social media. Many of...

Affiliate Scammers Michael Giannulis and Michael Williams Named by Feds for $300 Million in Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down a group of affiliate marketers who ensnared consumers into a fraud business coaching program called...
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