December 22nd, 2014
With help from our readers, TINA.org’s second full year of operation was a definite success – helping to empower consumers against false and deceptive ads. Here’s a rundown of what we accomplished in 2014. (Click each title to explore) While there can be no doubt that TINA.org will be more than busy in the coming
December 8th, 2014
Some notable companies facing deceptive advertising claims.
September 8th, 2014
What you should know about some of the industry’s top brands, including Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy.
September 2nd, 2014
Jenny McCarthy Shameful Act: Jenny McCarthy has a lot on her plate. Playing the role of sacked television host, Vemma endorser, and president of an anti-vaccine group could be quite demanding. But she doesn’t stop there, and adds to the list with another unfortunate endorsement. Using her model resume, she’s selling Blu eCigs and
August 26th, 2014
Parents share their stories and experts offer tips on what families can do.
August 13th, 2014
Shameful Act: America’s favorite TV doctor has been under scrutiny for touting benefits of a myriad of questionable “miracle” products. TINA.org also questions his cozy relationship with Vemma, an Arizona-based dietary supplement company facing pyramid scheme charges in a court case filed by the FTC. Penalty: The tide may be turning against Oz. In 2014, he
June 30th, 2014
The following is the evidence collected by TINA.org during the course of its investigation: Vemma Health Claims Database To see TINA.org’s database of health claims made by distributors about Vemma products, click here. Italian Decision To see a translated and certified copy of AGCM’s decision, click here. To see a copy of the AGCM’s decision
June 30th, 2014
September 19, 2019: The FTC announces that it will be mailing 28,224 refund checks averaging $78.93 to Vemma victims. December 15, 2016: The FTC and Vemma reach a $238 million settlement agreement that bans recruitment-focused business practices, as well as the use of any deceptive income claims and unsubstantiated health claims. The agreement is approved by the
June 24th, 2014
Website disappears following publication of TINA.org investigative article.
June 16th, 2014
America’s favorite TV doctor has been up to some questionable practices.
April 30th, 2014
Vemma Nutrition Company, which was formed in 2004 by Benson K. Boreyko and his two sisters, was the subject of an on-going investigation by TINA.org after receiving complaints from college students and their parents about the business’s marketing practices. During the course of its investigation, TINA.org found that the Arizona-based company was operating an illegal
March 26th, 2014
Ex-Herbalifer brings questionable lead generation tactics to Vemma.
March 24th, 2014
Advertising spending totals about $150 billion annually in the United States and $500 billion globally. Many of the dollars spent today on advertising are no longer used for traditional print and television ad spots. Rather, ads are increasingly integrated into the content of entertainment. On the Internet, ads are presented as news reports or viral,
December 31st, 2013
What we did this year on TINA.org.
October 22nd, 2013
Coalition sends letter to agency requesting better safeguards.
October 3rd, 2013
Know the answers to these questions to be sure that MLM isn’t a pyramid scheme.
September 3rd, 2013
Vemma markets Verve as a healthy choice. But is it?
August 15th, 2013
Advertisements are everywhere — sometimes they even appear in our own website’s comment section. On our original ad alert for CCW Safe — a self-defense, legal defense subscription service — a CCW Safe representative left an 850-word comment defending the company. And while CCW Safe did not disagree with any of the issues we raised with its