, Inc.

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Case Status:
United States of America (for the Federal Trade Commission), Plaintiff, v., Inc., a corporation, and Jeffrey Tinsley, individually and as an officer of, Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number:

182 3022

Civil Action Number:


Enforcement Type:

Civil Penalties

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
Central District of California

Case Summary

The Department of Justice on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission sued, Inc. and its CEO Jeffrey Tinsley over allegations they deceived consumers with “teaser background reports” that often falsely claimed to include information about arrest, criminal, and sex offender records, and also engaged in misleading billing and marketing practices.