deceptive marketing

LendEDU to Settle Alleged FTC Marketing Law Violations

LendEDU to Settle Alleged FTC Marketing Law Violations

In response to an administrative complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Shop Tutors d/b/a LendEDU (“LendEDU”) has agreed to enter into a settlement agreement to address allegations that it violated federal marketing law.  Specifically, the FTC alleged that LendEDU violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misleading prospective customers into believing that …

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Match.com’s Alleged Deceptive Marketing Practices Lead to Federal Action Under FTC Act/ROSCA

September 27, 2019 On September 25, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a Complaint against Match Group Inc. (“Match Group”), parent company of Match.com, seeking a permanent injunction and civil penalties.  The FTC’s Complaint alleges that Match.com engaged in the use of deceptive marketing practices “to induce consumers to subscribe to Match.com and keep …

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Deceptive Marketing Practices, Lead Generators and the FTC

August 30, 2019  On August 27, 2019, an Illinois-based operator of several post-secondary and vocational schools entered into a stipulation and order with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) arising out of allegations of deceptive marketing. Specifically, the FTC alleged that Career Education Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “CEC”) violated Sections 5, 13, and 19 of …

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Business Coaching Scheme Sunk by Deceptive Marketing

September 13, 2018  On January 29, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint against Digital Altitude LLC, et al. (“Digital Altitude”), for misrepresentations regarding potential earnings and the goods and services it provided. Earlier this month, one of the defendants, Sean Brown, agreed to settle with the FTC. On its face, the business …

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Health Insurance Marketer Settles FTC Deceptive Marketing Practices Lawsuit

July 22, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently prevailed in a deceptive marketing practices investigation involving Partners In Health Care Association (“PIHC”) and its owner.  The judgment obtained by the FTC provides for, among other things, a monetary penalty of nearly $9 million and a prohibition against PIHC and its owner from selling healthcare …

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Mobile App Operators Must Be Wary of Deceptive Marketing Laws

January 6, 2015 Mobile Apps and Deceptive Marketing Laws The mobile space has exploded in recent years, opening up a brand new medium for companies to promote various products and services via mobile apps. Despite the relative infancy of the medium, mobile app operators need to be aware that they must adhere to most of …

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New York Attorney General To Investigate T-Mobile For Deceptive Marketing Practices

December 9, 2015 T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) currently finds itself in hot water as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office opens an investigation into the company’s “Un-Carrier” advertising campaign.   Amid consumer outcry over alleged misleading advertising and deceptive marketing practices, there have also been calls urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to undertake an …

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