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FTC Sues Kevin Lipsitz of SuperGoodDeals.com for PPE Scam.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against an online marketer for allegedly falsely promising consumers next-day shipping of face masks...

FTC Stops Thrive & Whole Leaf Organics Covid19 Scam (Again!)

The California-based marketer of a supplement called Thrive, which consists mainly of Vitamin C and herbal extracts, is barred from continuing to...

FTC Settles Another Health Claim Action

“Treats Chronic Pain… Clinically Proven… Smart Device… Approved by the FDA…” These are all claims the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says defendants...

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...

FTC Warns MLM Companies about Promoting Fake Coronovirus Cures

The FTC sent letters to Arbonne International, doTerra, Modere, Pruvit Ventures and Total Life Changes...

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...

FTC Alleges App Developer Violated COPPA by Allowing Ad Networks to Collect PI of Child-Directed Users

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that a developer of apps that are popular with children has agreed to pay $150,000 and...

Payment Processor and Executive to Pay Millions to Settle FTC Allegations of Assisting in Fraudulent Schemes and Credit Card Laundering

According to the Federal Trade Commission, one of the world’s leading payment processing companies and its former executive will pay more than...

FTC Sends More Letters Warning Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported COVID-19 Prevention Claims

The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sent 45 warning letters to marketers about  unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can...

LendEDU Settles with FTC over Fraudulent Lead Generation and Services

In response to an administrative complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), Shop Tutors d/b/a LendEDU ("LendEDU") has agreed to enter into a settlement...

Feds Shuts Down Las Vegas Based Coffee Company, Success by Health, For Fraudulent Affiliate Marketing

Success by Health, a Nevada corporation that markets and sells coffee products as the foundation of an overall harmonious lifestyle brand, recently...

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...

VICE Claims CBD Lawsuits Might Kill Industry

Since the Food and Drug Administration can’t figure out whether supplements that contain cannabidiol, the marijuana-adjacent oil known as CBD, are legal, can...

Why is Snoop Dog Promoting an Illegal Debt Relief Scam?

Facebook ads illegally promoting a debt relief scam seem to be all over the internet -- and feature celebrity rapper and marijuana...

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Lead Generation Platform Developer TCPA Liability Considerations

As previously blogged about here, software developers that are engaged to design lead generation management platforms for third-party use in conjunction with...

Every CPG Brand will be a Direct Response Brand Going Forward

Sometimes it takes a crisis to challenge conventional wisdom. Not long ago, an imaginary line separated brand marketing, with its focus on...

Button Announces Partnership with Awin Affiliate Network

 Button, a mobile commerce technology company, today announced the launch of Reach™, the company's newest product that offers its deep linking and...

The Upcoming Bust of the Hand Sanitizer Market

Hoping to clean up in the hand sanitizer business, a horde of entrepreneurs have upended the category by attempting to capitalize on...

FTC Sues Kevin Lipsitz of SuperGoodDeals.com for PPE Scam.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against an online marketer for allegedly falsely promising consumers next-day shipping of face masks...
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