July 12th, 2017
In July 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Clorox Company for allegedly falsely claiming that home cleaning products in its Green Works® line – including the Multi-Surface Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Compostable Cleaning Wipes – are “natural” and “naturally derived” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain synthetic and non-natural ingredients. (Gregorio et al
July 11th, 2013
“View a variety of legitimate work at home [sic] from all over the web,” says this spam email. “Start making money online from your home today,” it goes on. Clicking on the link in the email takes you to this website, where you can read about Theresa Andrews, a local mom who’s making a living
June 25th, 2013
Hazel Peppergood advertises a work-at-home system with claims such as: “Get paid up to $1,872.00 Every Week, Like Me!” “You don’t need any experience and there is absolutely no training or computer work involved. You earn money simply because you mail literature that help [sic] companies generate sales.” “INCREASE YOUR WEEKLY INCOME NOW!” “GUARANTEED PAYCHECKS
May 8th, 2012
This e-mail links to a fake news site. When you leave the site, a window directs you to workathomeaide.net, which is designed to recruit people to sell Herbalife weight loss supplements as part of a multi-level marketing scheme. The company has settled several suits over its business setup and the health claims of its product. Also,
January 10th, 2012
Dreaming of a job where you can work and be home with the kids? Yearning to stay in your pajamas while you log in some hours? Then ads for work-at-home jobs may have caught your eye. But, unfortunately, many of these ads are scams. And these scams usually follow the same formula: Offer for an
June 6th, 2018
September 2017: The remaining claims were voluntarily dismissed. The individual claims were dismissed and the class members’ claims were dismissed . July 2017: One of the named plaintiffs dismissed her claims , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The claims of two other named plaintiffs remain pending. September 2016: A federal judge dismissed
September 26th, 2017
August 2017: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the August 2016 and July 2017 orders. July 2017: A federal judge denied plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial. September 2016: Plaintiffs moved for a new trial. To read the motion and learn more, click here. August 2016: After a trial, a judgment was entered in
May 25th, 2017
August 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. April 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising lawsuit against Similasan Corporation. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleges that the company’s homeopathic products – including Stress & Tension Relief, Sleeplessness Relief, and Sinus Relief –
November 15th, 2016
Agency asserts that marketing claims for over-the-counter homeopathic products are likely misleading.
January 29th, 2016
NAD refers cancer treatment claims to federal agencies following inquiry.
January 19th, 2016
TINA.org also calls on the BBB to re-evaluate company’s A-plus rating.
April 24th, 2015
FDA revisits a decades-old policy that essentially allows homeopathic drugs to go unchecked into the marketplace.
March 20th, 2015
Advertised summer internship earnings may be further out of reach than you think.
March 18th, 2015
In February 2015, a federal appellate court upheld a $5 million settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against Boiron, Inc., maker of a variety of homeopathic products, in 2011. The complaint alleged, among other things, that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed the characteristics, benefits, and abilities of its homeopathic products, including Oscillo,
August 28th, 2014
September 2015: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods for allegedly falsely advertising homeopathic products under the “365 Be Well” brand, including Flu Ease, Cough Ease, and Cough Ease for Kids. Specifically, the company falsely represents that these
March 22nd, 2014
Empower Network says it is a “blogging platform, an intensive training, a secret blueprint on how to earn fifteen grand per month” (Stop right there, this vague description of what kind of company it is should be your first red flag). The company touts that it “teaches people how to get amazing results in just
May 10th, 2012
This e-mail links to a site that asks you to pay for a data entry job. Any service that cares more about getting your money than getting the best-qualified applicants is cause for suspicion. For more information, see our section on work-at-home scams. From: “Data Entry Jobs” Date: May 3, 2012 6:23:34 PM EDT To:
January 10th, 2012
Do you need to put an addition on your house? Want to install central air conditioning? Then you may be lured by home improvement ads. But don’t believe everything you see, hear, and read. There are plenty of scoundrels out there preying on unsuspecting consumers. Some signs of a shady home-improvement deal: Door-to-door solicitations. Discounts
January 10th, 2012
Let’s face it. As a nation, we are getting fatter. In fact, we’re so fat that manufacturers had to widen revolving doors from 10 feet to 12 feet to accommodate us. Obesity, the number two cause of preventable death, is at nearly epidemic levels with 1 in 3 Americans falling into this category, and estimates
January 3rd, 2012
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