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FTC Returns Money to AdvoCare Distributors Harmed by Pyramid Scheme

The FTC is returning more than $149 million to AdvoCare distributors who lost money as a result of the AdvoCare pyramid scheme.

The FTC sued AdvoCare in 2019, alleging that the company ran an illegal pyramid scheme and falsely claimed that its distributors could earn significant income selling health and wellness products. According to the FTC's lawsuit, AdvoCare's reward system pushed distributors to focus on recruiting new distributors rather than selling products to customers and pressured them to purchase large quantities of AdvoCare products—even when they couldn’t sell the products. The company also made exaggerated claims about how much money people could make. In fact, most AdvoCare distributors lost money. 

Not all AdvoCare distributors are eligible for a payment from the settlement. You may be eligible if you reached Advisor level, spent much more on products than you got in rewards, and met other criteria.

If you get a PayPal payment, please accept it within 30 days. If you don't have a PayPal account and would prefer to get a check, please call 1-855-744-1802.

If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.

You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-855-744-1802.