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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....

LEGAL: Review Websites Are Top FTC Enforcement Priority

In February 2019, the Federal Trade Commission brought its first case challenging fake paid reviews on an independent retail website. In settling the agency’s...

Binary Affiliate Fraudsters Charged by Feds

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed fraud charges against two affiliate marketers for binary options trading. In its complaint, the CFTC alleged that...

New Nevada Privacy Law

Nevada’s new privacy law became effective on October 1, 2019. It provides Nevada residents with a limited right to opt out of the sale...

Feds Look at Making Negative Option Marketing Even Harder

Negative option marketing is a common form of marketing whereby the absence of affirmative consumer action constitutes consent to be charged for goods or...

Feds Going After CBD Marketing

The explosion of cannabidiol, or CBD, products – from trendy cosmetics to dietary supplements – is catching the attention of the Federal Trade Commission...

FTC Launches Investigation into E-Cigarette Marketing

The Federal Trade Commission has opened a new inquiry looking at the marketing practices of six major e-cigarette manufacturers, ordering them to turn over...

FTC Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittees About Consumer Protection Work

In recent testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers...

GroupM Claims $22.4 Billion in Ad Fraud

While advertisers and agencies can not by themselves eliminate dangerous and destructive content online, they do have a role to play as they also...

Seventh Circuit Drops Bomb on FTC

As previously blogged about here, the FTC’s enforcement authority has been under attack. The agency authority to obtain disgorgement under a theory of “ancillary...

TCPA Update: Court Rules Predictive Dialer Not an ATDS

Courts continue to grapple and split on what qualifies as an "automated telephone dialing system."  This creates uncertainty for telemarketers about potential liability exposure...

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Shipchain, Founded by John Monarch, Gets Shutdown via SEC Enforcement Action

John Monarch, Founder and CEO of Shipchain, had his company officially shut down by the Security Exchange Commission today. The USA Herald has...

FTC Sues Facebook for Social Network Monopolization

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it has sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking...

REPORT: Nick Fiorentino Accused of Digital Theft by Zeeto Group

A lawsuit has been filed that alleges Nicholas Fiorentino started to headhunt several Zeeto Group employees for his affiliate marketing company, Internet...

Rebel Interactive takes risks in crowded digital-marketing industry

Bryn Tindall, founder and CEO of Southington digital marketing firm Rebel Interactive Group, says actual rebels are hard to find.

Mary Dinh: Scammer or Not?

I met Mary Dinh during the ASE party sponsored by EngageBDR/A4D and as luck/fate would have it – she lives not more than...
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