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(CORRECTED) At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two final orders settling charges that the former CEO and co-founder of an Atlanta-based marketing operation and his company deceived consumers with promises that their Healthe Trim supplements would burn fat, increase...
A federal district judge has ordered a business opportunity company and its president to pay more than $25 million in refunds to consumers who were conned with bogus claims that they could earn substantial income working at home. In granting the FTC’s motion for summary judgment, the court found...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their oxodegradable, oxo biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive.
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has temporarily stopped a group of marketers in Nevada and California from conducting business using “free” trial offers and health claims that the agency charges are deceptive and illegal to pitch green coffee bean extract and...
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 113, Page 779
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 769
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Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 1179
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
A group of marketers who allegedly tricked consumers into buying phony health insurance are permanently banned from selling healthcare-related products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 115 , Page 339
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court halted a telemarketing scheme that tricked senior citizens by pretending to be part of Medicare, and took millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts without their consent. As part of its ongoing work to protect every community from...
The companies have settled charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence.

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