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The Supreme Court has started its new term.  FTC defense practitioners are watching closely as the Court is considering issues that may dramatically impact FTC CID investigations...

What Are LinkedIn Stories?

Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories have been around for a while now but have you heard of the latest social channel to...

Amazon Deletes Tens of Thousands of Fake Reviews in the UK

Amazon deletes tens of thousands of reviews from its sites after two studies focus on use of fraudulent five-star reviews to promote...

Feds Go After Golden Sunrise Nutraceuticals for Fake Covid19 Cure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical for allegedly deceptively advertising its $23,000 COVID-19 treatment plan as “FDA accepted.” Golden Sunrise...

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Affiliate Scammers Michael Giannulis and Michael Williams Named by Feds for $300 Million in Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down a group of affiliate marketers who ensnared consumers into a fraud business coaching program called...
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Amazon Goes After Marketers.

Amazon stopped multiple affiliate marketing fraud schemes across the United States to protect customers from bogus emails and phone calls. Amazon filed three...

7 Email Marketing Practices for Newbies that Everyone Needs to Know

Email is an indispensable communication tool for our business. This is because it is a free, fast and reliable form of communication...

How BIMI Campaigns Improves Email Marketing Results and Creates Brand Identity

Email isn’t just a 1-to-1 communication tool. It’s not even just a group communication tool any more. It’s the heart of business,...

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$500 Million Android Advertising Scam Busted

A huge scheme to defraud advertisers via android apps has been discovered. A SWATHE of sophisticated bots were able to bypass Google's checks to...

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Skimlinks and Commission Junction Banned from Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon banned Commission Junction and Skimlinks from Amazon starting in April from running Amazon's affiliate program. These affiliates will not earn a...

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OfferGlobe and Steve Mandes Illegal Spammers and Scammers Review.

OfferGlobe is an offshore advertising company with multiple registered addressees both in the UK and seemingly in the tax haven of Seychelles. They...

Bot Form Fills are Destroying Lead Generation Industry. What can Be Done?

Global ad spend rose to $628.63 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow steadily at more than 5.0% per year through 2022. Although...

Love Scam Alert: Interview with Jenny Gonzalez of Dating Factory

During RiskConnect  we had the pleasure of meeting Jenny Gonzalez from Dating Factory, who walked us through the life of an online dating merchant.

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Kiana Docherty, Scam or Legit Expert?

Works for: Wave Social Title: Director of Sales Do you know anything about them? Rate them, leave a review!

Schaaf-PartnerCentric Employee Buys Company and Gets rid of the Schaaf

Not sure what this means exactly, but Stephanie Harris, the first employee of outsourced affiliate management company, Shaaf-PartnerCentric has bought the company. According to...

Anuradha Narwal, Scam or Legit Expert?

Works for: Virtual Employee Pvt. Ltd - http://www.virtualemployee.com/ Title: Team Lead Digital Marketing Do you know anything about them? Rate them, leave a review!

Company Claims Email Marketing Patent

In the category of “WTF” news, comes the claim from a company that they own the patent to email marketing. Yes, you heard me...

Yes, Most of Influencer Marketing is Fraudulent

As an industry that has a history of settling for vanity metrics, influencer marketing is particularly susceptible to fraud. Recently, CBS reported that influencer...

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Affiliate Scammer Peter Szatmari ordered to pay over $13.8M for role in binary options fraud

An affiliate marketer named Peter Szatmari must pay more than $13.8 million for fraudulently soliciting investors to open and fund binary options...

The FTC, CBD and the Law During Covid19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of cannabis companies that advertised CBD products as effective in preventing or treating COVID-19 without obtaining...

OfferGlobe and Steve Mandes Illegal Spammers and Scammers Review.

OfferGlobe is an offshore advertising company with multiple registered addressees both in the UK and seemingly in the tax haven of Seychelles. They...
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FTC Enforcement Update: SCOTUS to Decide Agency’s Monetary Restitution Authority

The Supreme Court has started its new term.  FTC defense practitioners are watching closely as the Court is considering issues that may...

What Are LinkedIn Stories?

Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories have been around for a while now but have you heard of the latest social channel to...

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FTC Enforcement Update: SCOTUS to Decide Agency’s Monetary Restitution Authority

The Supreme Court has started its new term.  FTC defense practitioners are watching closely as the Court is considering issues that may...

The FTC Targets Scam Flogs But Ignores Media Companies That Promote Them

Technorati - The Federal Trade Commission has gone to war against all the fake news sites. If you’ve visited almost any real news site...

FTC Announces Accelerated Review of Six Rules & Guides

On July 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced an updated regulatory review schedule of numerous rules and guides in order to keep...

$4.8 Million FTC Action against Swish Marketing

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered Swish Marketing, Inc. to...

Facebook Files TypoSquatting Lawsuit against Affiliate Marketers

If you didn’t notice, last week Facebook filed a lawsuit in federal court against several marketers for basically typo squatting. The lawsuit, found here...
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Why Evergreen Messages Fail During Covid19

If advisors want to reach clients, they should make it timely and personnal, according to Snappy Kraken CEO Robert Sofia. During the market...

The FTC, CBD and the Law During Covid19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of cannabis companies that advertised CBD products as effective in preventing or treating COVID-19 without obtaining...

How to Win Affiliate Marketing During Covid19

As Covid-19 disrupts “business as usual” and impacts consumer behavior around the world, companies of all shapes and sizes are discovering they...

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Investors Leery When Affiliate Nexus Tax Bills Pending

Many online marketers are looking to take their businesses to the next level by seeking outside investments. However, pending legislation in many states – especially California –...

Bot Form Fills are Destroying Lead Generation Industry. What can Be Done?

Global ad spend rose to $628.63 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow steadily at more than 5.0% per year through 2022. Although...

Love Scam Alert: Interview with Jenny Gonzalez of Dating Factory

During RiskConnect  we had the pleasure of meeting Jenny Gonzalez from Dating Factory, who walked us through the life of an online dating merchant.

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Consumers Not Influenced by Social Media?

Gallup recently released a survey of 18,000 people regarding their social media habits.  In the survey, people were specifically asked whether social media had...

FTC Targets Native & Mobile Advertising

Jessica Rich, who recently was made the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau (she was formerly the director of financial practices...
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FTC Enforcement Update: SCOTUS to Decide Agency’s Monetary Restitution Authority

The Supreme Court has started its new term.  FTC defense practitioners are watching closely as the Court is considering issues that may...

What Are LinkedIn Stories?

Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories have been around for a while now but have you heard of the latest social channel to...

Affiliate Scammer Peter Szatmari ordered to pay over $13.8M for role in binary options fraud

An affiliate marketer named Peter Szatmari must pay more than $13.8 million for fraudulently soliciting investors to open and fund binary options...