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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...

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...

FTC: $145 Million in Coronavirus Fraud since January

More than 200,000 Americans have lost $145 million linked to the COVID-19 pandemic since the start of the year, the Federal Trade...

Nutraclick Fined by FTC

Boston-based supplement marketer NutraClick LLC and its two officers have agreed to pay $1.04 million and be banned from negative option marketing...

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...

FTC Starts Scammer Search Engine

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a search tool for researching information about identity theft and other fraud issues specific to...

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...

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Congressional Commerce Subcommittee Democrats Seek to Advance FTC Act 13(b) Reform Legislation

On May 27, 2021, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce sought to advance H.R. 2668, a...

Feds Charges First Person Under Covid19 Scam Laws

A St. Louis-based chiropractor became the first person charged under a new federal law aimed at protecting Americans from fraudulent COVID-19 claims. Eric...

Supreme Court TCPA ATDS Ruling a Big Win for Telemarketers

On April 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the matter of Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid that is...

Is John Monarch Behind a $100 Million Bank Scam?

John Monarch was promoted Heavily by Affiliate Summit Founder Missy Ward, raising lots of questions. The Securities and Exchange commission delivered an early...

FTC Releases 2020 Annual Highlights

On March 25, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2020 Annual Highlights, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers. “Despite the challenges...
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