March 17th, 2015
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Herbalife in 2013 alleging that the company deceptively markets and operates an illegal pyramid scheme, which charges inappropriate shipping and handling fees in order to bolster illegal profits. In October 2014, the parties reached a proposed settlement agreement that would essentially ban the estimated 1.3 million class members from ever
March 12th, 2015
Objections filed to settlement that gives most distributors $20 or less, while lawyers get $5.25 million and the company continues business as usual.
March 2nd, 2015
In December 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging, among other things, that TelexFree is operating a pyramid scheme and deceptively representing that promoters make money by posting advertisements when they actually make money by recruiting new members. (Abdelgadir et al v. TelexElectric, LLLP et al, Case No. 14-cv-9857, S. D. NY.). For more information
February 17th, 2015
Company says former CEO is to blame for its failure.
December 8th, 2014
Some notable companies facing deceptive advertising claims.
October 24th, 2014
Lawsuit filed in federal court alleges company is in violation of a previous FTC order.
September 17th, 2014
YPR Pariah, a former Vemma affiliate turned anti-Vemma blogger, who wrote under the pseudonym The Revanchist, had a clear message to share on his popular blog site – he didn’t “believe anyone should join Vemma, nor should anyone in Vemma currently stay in Vemma. The overwhelming majority of people lose out due to it being
September 8th, 2014
What TINA.org thinks you should wake up to regarding this questionable company.
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 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 12th, 2014
Company has been under increasing scrutiny.
December 31st, 2013
What we did this year on TINA.org.
December 16th, 2013
Be careful, deceptive marketers — Santa was watching.
October 23rd, 2013
Opportunity for financial freedom or pyramid scheme?
October 18th, 2013
Why the FTC has not pursued Herbalife.
May 28th, 2013
Groups contend company is a pyramid scheme.