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Federal Trade Commission, and State of Arkansas, ex rel. Leslie Rutledge, Attorney General, Plaintiffs, v. BINT Operations LLC, a limited liability company, Lashonda Moore, individually and as an officer of BINT Operations LLC, and Marlon Deandre Moore, formerly known as Marlon Deandre Maiden, individually and as an officer of BINT Operations LLC, Defendants
FTC Matter/File Number
2123043
Civil Action Number
4:21-cv-00518-KGB
Federal Court
Eastern District of Arkansas

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Arkansas sued the operators of a “blessing loom” investment program, alleging that it has operated as an illegal pyramid scheme that bilked tens of millions of dollars from thousands of consumers, and targeted African Americans and harmed people struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In their joint complaint, the FTC and Arkansas charged that the operators of Blessings in No Time (“BINT”) have lured people into joining their program by falsely promising investment returns as high as 800 percent. The complaint alleges that some BINT members paid as much as $62,700 to participate. In reality, though, as in other pyramid schemes, the vast majority of participants have lost money, the complaint alleges.