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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.