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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff v. Wellco, Inc., a corporation, and George M. Moscone, individually and as an officer of Wellco, Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
192 3004
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
Southern District of New York

Case Summary

In March 2021, a New York-based company and its CEO agreed to settle FTC charges that they sold hundreds of thousands of indoor TV antennas and signal amplifiers to consumers using deceptive claims that the products would let users cancel their cable service and still receive all of their favorite channels for free. Among other things, the proposed consent order settling the FTC’s complaint prohibits the defendants from making claims about: 1) any product’s rating, ranking or superiority to other products; 2) the channels users will receive; or 3) any material aspect of a product’s performance, efficacy, or central characteristics, unless the claims are true and substantiated.