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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, vs. Position Gurus, LLC, a Washington limited liability corporation; Top Shelf Ecommerce, LLC, a Washington limited liability corporation; Aaaron Poysky; Stacy Griego; and Samuel Cohen Brown, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
182 3110
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
Western District of Washington

Case Summary

The operators of a business coaching scheme will pay at least $1.2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they targeted people who were trying to start new businesses online and used deception to sell them bogus marketing products and services.

According to the FTC’s complaint, Position Gurus and Top Shelf Ecommerce, and their owners Aaron Poysky, Stacy Griego and Samuel Cohen Brown, targeted consumers who were looking for ways to make money by starting retail businesses on the Internet. The defendants found many of their targets by purchasing consumers’ contact information from other online business coaching operations that had already deceived the targets. In August 2021, the FTC sent refunds totaling more than $1.5 million to defrauded consumers.