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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...

Marketers Caught Bribing Facebook Contractor

A Facebook Inc. contractor has been fired for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a shady marketing firm that had already...

You Must Have A ClickWrap Agreement or Risk Lawsuits

In today’s world of e-commerce, a person cannot buy something online, subscribe to a service, or join a club or organization without...

Brands will Lose Billions in Fraud During Holidays

According to the Arkose data of the 30% increase is digital fraud, 70% were from bot-driven account registrations. Those fraudulent accounts are...

Affiliates Could Get Amazon in Trouble with Feds

Public Citizen called on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon for what it calls an “apparent failure” to ensure...

Deputy Director of Republican Party of San Diego Scammed $50 Million to Get Trump Elected

If someone asks you to rent your FB account promising thousands of dollars in rental money to you, although it is tempting,...

Legal: California Governor Passes Data Broker Registration Law

If compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act isn’t enough to fill marketers’ compliance plates, California Governor Gavin Newsome has signed a...

REPORT: Jesse Willms The Top Affiliate Scammer is At It Again

Jesse Willms is, ostensibly, a successful entrepreneur. The Canadian businessman has started several businesses that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars....

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Breaking: Google and Doubleclick Exposed as Major Financial Partners with Fake News Sites

The top-10 most credible ad firms accounted for 66.7% of ad traffic on fake news websites, and another 55.6%% ad traffic on low-quality websites.

Inside Instagrams Affiliate Plan

Good news: Instagram has upped its game once again from a creators point of view. In the rush to make the platform...

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...
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