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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Moda Latina BZ Inc., a California corporation; Ester Virginia Fernandez Aquirre, individually and as an officer of Moda Latina BZ Inc.; and Marco Cesar Zarate Quiroz, individually and as an officer of Moda Latina BZ Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
2023068
Civil Action Number
2:20-cv-10832 FMO (SKx)
Federal Court
Central District of California

Case Summary

The owners of a scam that targeted Latina consumers with promises of wealth and financial security are permanently prohibited from selling money-making opportunities under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

In a complaint filed as part of the FTC’s Operation Income Illusion sweep, the agency alleged that Moda Latina BZ Inc., Esther Virginia Fernandez Aguirre, and Marco Cesar Zarate Quíroz specifically targeted Latina consumers in Spanish-language ads on TV with false promises of earnings at home.