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Newsflash: News Sites Endorsing Diet Products May be Fake

January 10th, 2012

Move over before-and-after shots.  Advertisers are now creating what appear to be legitimate news sites to shill bogus diet products.  Claiming that weight loss supplements (, for example) have been proven to work by “objective investigative reports,” scam artists are banking on our trust in news organizations. Example 1: It doesn’t hurt that the “reporter” in the News

January 5th, 2017

• 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 ​   “TINA Fires First Salvo at Virtual Influencers” Linda A. Goldstein & Amy Ralph Mudge, July 8, 2020 “TINA is weighing in on the endorsement guide through the open comment period (you can join in too)

Regulators Go after Fake Reviews

September 23rd, 2013

After a yearlong investigation, New York regulators are announcing a crackdown on misleading online reviews.


August 11th, 2015

Fake news site selling skin cream has a fair amount of wrinkles.

Nuvega Lash

March 5th, 2020

In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against advertisers of Nuvega Lash for allegedly falsely marketing cosmetics on various websites and in social media advertisements. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the advertisers: Mislead consumers by using “fake celebrity endorsements” in advertisements, including a SnapChat ad with an endorsement from Blac Chyna and

CLA Safflower Oil

September 23rd, 2015

Weight-loss supplement’s “free” bottle giveaway will cost you.

Regal E-Cigs

May 1st, 2015

The more things change, the more misleading e-cigarette advertising stays the same.

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