Federal Trade Commission Attacks Diet Frauds

July 7th, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a legal assault against an Internet-based network of affiliates selling acai berries and hCG products. The process starts with a seemingly innocent ad offering “1 Tip for a tiny belly.” You have probably seen it. Consumers are led into a maze of websites, many seeming   to be media “investigations” about their products. They are offered trial products and give up their credit card numbers but continue to be charged for products they did not order or thought they were getting on a trial basis. Consumers may have been bilked out of as much as a billion dollars. Ubiquitous ‘tiny belly’ online ad part of scheme, government says – The Washington Post and Won’t be faux-ed again | BCP Business Center