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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Apply Knowledge, LLC, also doing business as Apply Knowledge Institute and Coaching Department; Dahm International, LLC; Dominion of Virgo Investments, Inc.; Ecommerce Support, LLC; Essent Media, LLC; Evertex Solutions,LLC; EVI, LLC, also doing business as Members Learning Center; Nemrow Consulting, LLC; Novus North, LLC, also doing business as Mymentoring, Yes International, LLC, and Your Ecommerce Support International, LLC; Purple Buffalo, LLC, also doing business as Netmarketing; Supplier Source, LLC; 365Dailyfit, LLC, also doing business as Net Training; Vensure International, LLC; VI Education, LLC; David Gregory Bevan; Jessica Bjarnson; Phillip Edward Gannuscia; Chad Huntsman; Richard Nemrow; Jeffrey Nicol; Thomas J. Riskas, III; Babata Sonnenberg; and Ken Sonnenberg, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
132 3121
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
District of Utah

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission is returning an additional $25 million to consumers who lost money to a business coaching scheme that used the names Coaching Department and Apply Knowledge, among others. These refunds are the result of the FTC’s settlements with the scheme’s ringleaders, the companies through which the scheme operated, and a payment processor who helped facilitate the scheme.

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