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In January 2020, the sellers of a pill called ReJuvenation settled FTC charges that they deceptively claimed that their product is a virtual cure-all for age-related ailments—including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, blindness, and deafness. The orders settling the FTC’s complaint...
The FTC entered into a settlement with the operators of LendEDU.com to resolve allegations that LendEDU falsely claimed that the website provided “objective,” “accurate,” and “unbiased” information about consumer financial products, such as student loans, personal loans, and credit cards, when in...
Case: Bronx Honda
New York City car dealer Bronx Honda and its general manager, Carlo Fittanto, will pay $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they discriminated against African-American and Hispanic car buyers and engaged in numerous other illegal business practices. According to the FTC’s...
Case: NatureCity, LLC
In October 2019, the Florida-based marketers and sellers of two aloe vera-based supplements agreed to settle FTC charges that they deceived consumers with false and unsupported claims that two products, TrueAloe and AloeCran, were effective treatments for a range of conditions affecting seniors,...
Closing Letter: IRIS USA, Inc.
May 21, 2020
Case: Zurixx, LLC
A federal court has entered a stipulated preliminary injunction against Utah-based Zurixx, LLC and affiliated companies, which the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) allege have used deceptive promises of big profits to lure consumers into real estate...
Tapplock settled FTC allegations that it deceived consumers by falsely claiming that its Internet-connected smart locks were designed to be “unbreakable” and that it took reasonable steps to secure the data it collected from users.
Case: I Works, Inc., et al.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending full refunds - totaling more than $12 million - to individuals who lost money to a company called I Works, which operated deceptive "trial" memberships and bogus government-grant and money-making schemes in 2010.
Closing Letter: Globetech Manufacturing Inc.
May 15, 2020
Case: iBackPack of Texas, LLC
Douglas Monahan, operating through his company, iBackPack of Texas, LLC, settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that he operated a deceptive crowdfunding scheme that used contributors’ funds on himself rather than to deliver the high-tech backpack he promised.
Case: AH Media Group, LLC
In September 2019, the operators of a deceptive negative option scheme agreed to a court-ordered preliminary injunction temporarily barring them from a wide range of conduct. The preliminary injunction stops the defendants from misleading consumers about supposedly “free trial” offers, enrolling...
The FTC alleged that Facebook violated its privacy promises to consumers and subsequently violated a 2012 Commission order.
Case: Whole Leaf Organics
In response to an FTC complaint, in April 2020, a California-based marketer of a supplement consisting mainly of Vitamin C and herbal extracts has agreed to a preliminary order barring him from claiming that it is effective at treating, preventing, or reducing the risk of COVID-19. Pending the...
Public Statement: Neurocore, LLC (Neurocore Brain Performance Centers)
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Public Statement: Guardian Technologies, LLC (GermGuardian and PureGuardian air purifiers)
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Closing Letter: sonnen, Inc.
April 9, 2020
Case: Sellers Playbook
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling more than $1 million to individuals targeted by a business opportunity scheme that promised consumers big profits from selling on Amazon.
A federal judge has ordered Credit Bureau Center, LLC and its owner, Michael Brown, to pay more than $5.2 million to return to consumers, to resolve FTC charges that they deceived people with fake rental property ads and deceptive promises of “free” credit reports, and then tricked them into...
Case: Dish Network L.L.C.
The DOJ, at the FTC’s request, filed suit in federal district court charging that satellite television provider Dish Network, directly and through its authorized dealers, called numerous consumers whose numbers are on the National Do Not Call Registry. The United States also charged Dish Network,...
Closing Letter: Therm-Omega-Tech, Inc.
March 26, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $6.9 million to small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies targeted by an office supply telemarketing scam that charged them for products they did not order. The FTC alleged that defendants’ victims included child care...
Case: Teami, LLC
A marketer of teas and skincare products has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it promoted its products using deceptive health claims and endorsements by well-known social media influencers who did not adequately disclose that they were being paid to promote its products.
Multi-level marketer AdvoCare International, L P and its former chief executive officer agreed to pay $150 million and be banned from the multi-level marketing business to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the company operated an illegal pyramid scheme that deceived consumers into...
Case: Health Center, Inc.
In March 2020, Nevada-based Health Center, Inc. (HCI) and its owner Peggy Pearce agreed to halt their allegedly deceptive advertising claims about three “cure-all” health and wellness products that targeted older consumers nationwide, in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The order...
Public Statement: J-B Weld Company, LLC (Made in USA claims)
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Closing Letter: J-B Weld Company, LLC
March 19, 2020
Closing Letter: Aqua Marine Deck, Inc.
March 17, 2020
Public Event: Data To Go: An FTC Workshop on Data Portability
March 10, 2020
THIS EVENT WAS HELD ONLINE. The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability. Data portability refers to the ability of consumers to move data – such as, emails,...
The FTC and New York State AG have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims that the product improves memory, provides cognitive benefits, and is “clinically shown” to work.
Case: BoostMyScore LLC
A Colorado-based credit repair company and its owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they misled consumers with promises to “drastically and immediately” improve credit scores and increase access to lower rates on mortgages.
Closing Letter: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
February 19, 2020
Public Event: Information Security and Financial Institutions: FTC Workshop to Examine Safeguards Rule
February 19, 2020
This past event was held online only. The workshop will explore some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information...
Case: On Point Global LLC
A court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to preliminarily halt a scheme in which the defendants operated hundreds of websites that promised a quick and easy government service, such as renewing a driver’s license, or eligibility determinations for public benefits. Following an...
Closing Letter: LumenFocus, LLC
February 5, 2020
Case: Nudge, LLC
The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection sued Nudge, LLC and affiliated companies, alleging that they make empty promises about earning money by “flipping” houses, to convince consumers to buy real estate training packages that cost thousands of dollars. The FTC...
Closing Letter: Urquid, Inc.
January 28, 2020
Thru, Inc. reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the company made false and misleading representations about its participation in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.
EmpiriStat settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
DCR Workforce, Inc. reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the company made false or misleading representations about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
LotaData settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
Trueface.ai settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
In January 2020, three people and a telephone call center that helped Florida-based Grand Bahama Cruise Line LLC (GBCL) and others to make millions of illegal robocalls to consumers settled an FTC complaint and are permanently barred from making telemarketing robocalls. The FTC will litigate in...
Mortgage Solutions FCS, doing business as Mount Diablo Lending, and Ramon Walker agreed to pay $120,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws by revealing personal information about consumers in response to negative reviews...
Closing Letter: Ensurent.com LLC
January 3, 2020
The operators of a work-from-home scheme and the CEO of their main affiliate marketing network agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they used misleading spam emails to lure consumers into buying work-from-home services.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in a case against the operators of a scheme that deceived financially distressed homeowners by falsely promising to make their mortgages more affordable. The defendants also charged consumers...
Closing Letter: Solas Ray, LLC; and Direct Tech Sales LLC
December 19, 2019
The FTC and the State of Maine’s complaint against Health Research Laboratories and its principal , announced in November 2017, alleged that the defendants deceptively marketed two of their health products, BioTherapex and NeuroPlus. In November 2018, the FTC mailed 16,596 checks totaling more than...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, and filed settlements for public comment with Cambridge Analytica’s former chief executive and an app developer who worked with the company, alleging they employed deceptive tactics to...
Former Cambridge Analytica, LLC CEO Alexander Nix and Aleksandr Kogan, an app developer who worked with the company, settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that they used deceptive tactics to collect personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and...