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Federal Trade Commission, People of the State of California, State of Colorado, State of Florida, People of the State of Illinois, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and People of the State of New York, Plaintiffs, v. ROOMSTER CORP., a corporation, John Shriber, individually and as an officer of
ROOMSTER CORP., Roman Zaks, individually and as an officer of ROOMSTER CORP, and JONATHAN MARTINEZ, individually and doing business as APPWINN, Defendants.
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions

Case Summary

The FTC and six states filed a lawsuit against rental listing platform Roomster Corp. and its owners John Shriber and Roman Zaks for allegedly duping consumers seeking affordable housing by paying for fake reviews and then charging for access to phony listings.  Separately, the FTC and the states filed a proposed order against Jonathan Martinez—who allegedly sold Roomster tens of thousands of fake reviews—requiring him to pay $100,000 and cooperate in the FTC’s case against Roomster.