FTC Halts Invention Promotion Scheme Charged With Bilking Millions of Dollars from Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of an invention-promotion scam, World Patent Marketing, with deceiving consumers and suppressing complaints about the company by using threats of criminal prosecution against dissatisfied customers. At the FTC’s request, a federal court temporarily halted the Florida-based scheme and froze its assets pending litigation. The agency seeks to […]