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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...

Brands will Lose Billions in Fraud During Holidays

According to the Arkose data of the 30% increase is digital fraud, 70% were from bot-driven account registrations. Those fraudulent accounts are...

Affiliates Could Get Amazon in Trouble with Feds

Public Citizen called on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon for what it calls an “apparent failure” to ensure...

Deputy Director of Republican Party of San Diego Scammed $50 Million to Get Trump Elected

If someone asks you to rent your FB account promising thousands of dollars in rental money to you, although it is tempting,...

Legal: California Governor Passes Data Broker Registration Law

If compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act isn’t enough to fill marketers’ compliance plates, California Governor Gavin Newsome has signed a...

REPORT: Jesse Willms The Top Affiliate Scammer is At It Again

Jesse Willms is, ostensibly, a successful entrepreneur. The Canadian businessman has started several businesses that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars....

LEGAL: Review Websites Are Top FTC Enforcement Priority

In February 2019, the Federal Trade Commission brought its first case challenging fake paid reviews on an independent retail website. In settling the agency’s...

Binary Affiliate Fraudsters Charged by Feds

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed fraud charges against two affiliate marketers for binary options trading. In its complaint, the CFTC alleged that...

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Immunity Supplement Marketers Face Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny

Immunity supplements and express or implied COVID-19 prevention, treatment, cure or diagnosis-related representations are squarely within the crosshairs. Without limitation, a lack of competent and reliable scientific evidence with respect to the final product formulation - not just a single/handful of ingredient(s) - could prove disastrous for those hurriedly seeking to bring products to market without first ensuring that lawfully adequate substantiation is possessed prior to dissemination of claims.

Skimlinks and Commission Junction Banned from Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon banned Commission Junction and Skimlinks from Amazon starting in April from running Amazon's affiliate program. These affiliates will not earn a...

Does Coronavirus Excuse Non-Performance Under a Contract?

The Coronavirus outbreak has raised a number of issues relating to contractual performance obligations. An excuse for non-performance of contractual obligations may...

Ways to Avoid Spam Traps in Email Marketing

New research by Trustwave reveals that 26 per cent of spam is infected with malware. As a result spam filters are getting...

How to do Email Marketing During Coronovirus

During a crisis, your email communication can make or break your business. Even more importantly, it can help, hurt, or confuse people.  You...
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