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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

2019 •2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 ​ “Sen. Blumenthal calls for crackdown on ‘kidfluencers’“ Samaia Hernandez, December 6, 2019 “Last year Ryan earned 22 million dollars for his YouTube toy reviews. But an independent study by the ad watchdog organization, Truth In Advertising, found that most of Ryan’s

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.

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.

Pure Green Coffee

June 17th, 2014

UPDATE 11/15/16: A U.S. district court judge has ordered that Pure Green Coffee pitchman Nicholas Congleton pay $30 million after the FTC alleged that Congleton deceived consumers using false weight-loss claims. The other two men named in the FTC’s 2014 complaint, Paul Pascual and Bryan Walsh, settled the agency’s charges in November 2015. Our original ad

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