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Health & Beauty Scam Reports

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FTC Ends Light Therapy Deception

FTC Ends Light Therapy Deception

The marketers of a low-level light therapy device (LLLT) called Willow Curve will have to stop making alleged deceptive claims that the device treats chronic, severe pain and associated inflammation, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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$8.7 Million Refund Checks Sent After “Free-Trial” Offers

$8.7 Million Refund Checks Sent After "Free-Trial" Offers

The FTC is mailing refunds totaling more than $8.7 million to 187,425 consumers who signed up online for “risk-free” trial offers, but were then charged full price and enrolled in expensive continuity plans without their knowledge.

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Supplement False Cure Claims Halted

Supplement False Cure Claims Halted

FTC Sends Letters Warning 30 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19

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CBD and COVID: Scam Alert

CBD and COVID: Scam Alert

The COVID-19 pandemic creates the perfect storm of hopes and fears that dishonest business try to exploit with fake promises of protection and healing. But when these promises are not backed by science

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FTC Warns MLMs on COVID Claims

FTC Warns MLMs on COVID Claims

FTC Sends Warning Letters to Multi-Level Marketers Regarding COVID Health and Earnings Claims The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has sent 10 letters warning multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) to remove and address claims that they or their participants are making about their products’ ability to treat

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Direct Mail Pills Stopped by FTC

Direct Mail Pills Stopped by FTC

The FTC Takes Action to Stop Direct Mail Pill Marketers’ Unproven Health Claims The marketers of three supplements called Neurocet, Regenify, and Resetigen-D have settled a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging they deceptively promoted their products to older Americans using false claims that their products could stop

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FTC Tackles Deceptive Cure-All Claims

FTC Tackles Deceptive Cure-All Claims

Health Center, Inc. Settles FTC Allegations That It Targeted Older Consumers With Deceptive Claims for Health and Wellness Products

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Influencers Caught up in Tea Settlement

Influencers Caught up in Tea Settlement

FTC alleges defendants took in more than $15 million by deceptively claiming their array of teas could cause rapid and substantial weight loss, “fight against cancerous cells,” decrease migraines, unclog arteries, and prevent colds and flu.

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$3.4M Settlement For Anti-Aging Pill

$3.4M Settlement For Anti-Aging Pill

If you remember nothing else from this post, remember this: sellers that peddle cures must have scientific proof to back up their claims – or they’ll feel the long arm of the law!

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False Supplement Claims Halted

False Supplement Claims Halted

The marketers of a dietary supplement called Synovia agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges by halting the deceptive tactics they allegedly used to mislead consumers into thinking Synovia could treat arthritis and alleviate joint pain.

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FTC Refunds $1.8M to Skincare Scam Victims

FTC Refunds $1.8M to Skincare Scam Victims

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 79,771 refund checks totaling over $1.8 million to consumers who signed up for “risk-free” trial offers for skin care products, but were enrolled in negative option programs with recurring monthly charges

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FTC Sues MLM Supplements Company

FTC Sues MLM Supplements Company

FTC Sues Multi-Level Marketer Neora, formerly known as Nerium, Alleging it Operates as an Illegal Pyramid Scheme – The FTC also says Nerium falsely promotes brain health supplements as helping treat Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease – and proposes banning them from making “baseless claims” in future.

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Fake Review Take-down By The FTC

Fake Review Take-down By The FTC

Cosmetics company agrees to settle an FTC complaint charging them with misleading consumers by posting fake reviews of the company’s products on a major retailer’s website

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FTC: Aloe Claims Lack Proof

FTC: Aloe Claims Lack Proof

Under an FTC settlement, NatureCity LLC will pay a financial judgment of $537,000 and must stop making health related claims that aren’t supported by the necessary scientific evidence.

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Supplements Company Fined Millions Over “Free” Trial Offers

Supplements Company Fined Millions Over "Free" Trial Offers

Financial judgement against defendants over $100 million – with agreement to court orders settling FTC allegations related to their alleged scheme to defraud consumers via deceptive “free trial” offers and negative option continuity plans.

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FTC Says CBD Claims Need Proof

FTC Says CBD Claims Need Proof

Three companies that tout their cannabis-derived products as miracle treatments for serious illnesses have gotten letters from the FTC warning that they’re at risk for legal action unless they have sound scientific evidence to back up their claims.

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When Free Trials Are Anything But

When Free Trials Are Anything But

Free trials may be tempting, but some dishonest companies will bury the terms of their “free trial” offers in fine print or not disclose them at all. Their real goal is to rob you blind.

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Asbestos Warning in Danger Cosmetics

Asbestos Warning in Danger Cosmetics

FDA Advises Consumers to Stop Using Certain Cosmetic Products – Beauty Plus and Claire’s cosmetic products have been recalled after testing positive for asbestos.

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Spotting Supplement Scams

Spotting Supplement Scams

Supplements Claiming to be Cures are Some of the Biggest Fraud Tip-Offs. Besides cheating you out of your money, they also may hurt your health.

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Diet Lies, Diet Truths

Diet Lies, Diet Truths

Struggling to lose weight? It can be tempting to believe some of the lies you’ll be told by hustlers selling the latest loss pill…

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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

Miracle diet products promise the world but fail to deliver – some are even dangerous. Weight loss ads and websites are often misleading at best and in many cases downright scams

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Entrepreneur Forfeits $650,000 For Illegal Dietary Supplement

Entrepreneur Forfeits $650,000 For Illegal Dietary Supplement

Man sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for illicitly distributing anabolic steroids and intentionally misbranding a dietary supplement that secretly contained erectile dysfunction drugs.

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Risk in Bodybuilding Products

Risk in Bodybuilding Products

Bodybuilding products can be associated with potentially serious health risks, including liver injury and have been associated with serious reactions such as severe acne, hair loss, altered mood, irritability, increased aggression, and depression.

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FDA Warning: “Miracle” Supplement is Bleach

FDA Warning: "Miracle" Supplement is Bleach

The products are known by various names, including Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol, and Water Purification Solution (WPS). When mixed according to package directions, they become a strong chemical that is used as bleach.

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