FTC Settlements Ban Defendants from Selling Work-at-Home Businesses

The operators of a scheme that allegedly defrauded consumers who were trying to start their own online businesses have been permanently banned from selling work-at-home business opportunities under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The seven settlements resolve FTC charges against 20 corporate and individual defendants who falsely told consumers they would build and host […]

FTC and New York and Florida Attorneys General Amend Complaint Against The Tax Club, Charged with Bilking Consumers Trying to Launch Home-Based Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission has amended a complaint against The Tax Club defendants, who in January 2013 were charged by the FTC and the New York and Florida Attorneys General with deceiving consumers who believed the defendants’ services would help their home-based businesses succeed.  A federal court subsequently issued a stipulated preliminary injunction order that requires […]

Business ‘Coaching’ Marketers Agree to Settle FTC Charges

Most of the defendants in a massive business “coaching” scheme that allegedly took more than $100 million from consumers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented the earning potential of the coaching program they sold, misrepresented their goods and services, and failed to fully disclose and honor their refund policy, in […]