May 15th, 2013
Charles A. Harwood, Acting Director Bureau of Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20580 Re: Resorts360 Vacation Club Pyramid Scheme Dear Mr. Harwood: Since 2008, Washington-based company Resorts360 Vacation Club, LLC (hereinafter “Resorts360” or “the company”) has been operating a pyramid scheme in connection with the advertising, marketing, and sale
April 26th, 2013
Medela Inc. and consumers who filed a class action against the company for misrepresenting the safety and utility of its Medela 80ml Breastmilk Freezing and Storage Bottles with lids (“80ml bottles”) have reached a settlement agreement. Under the terms of the settlement, Qualifying Class Members (i.e., those who bought the 80ml bottles between July 1,
April 9th, 2013
Sometimes you just can’t watch the Mets in Roswell, New Mexico.
March 21st, 2013
It’s D-Day for the Sunshine Act. Find out who has been wining and dining your doctor.
February 27th, 2013
By the time Paul Gauguin left his wife and five kids to pursue a painting career in Tahiti, Polynesian women were not wandering around the island half naked. In fact, the women depicted in Gauguin’s paintings such as The Delightful Land (1892), To Make Beautiful (1898), and Two Tahitian Women (1899) were much more likely
October 8th, 2012
Jennifer Lopez Shameful Act: According to Fiat, its commercial of J Lo shows her “driving a Fiat 500 Cabrio as she travels through the streets of Manhattan to the Bronx where she grew up.” Only problem is that it isn’t J Lo driving around in the Bronx but some J Lo look-a-like. Ms. Lopez shot
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,
April 27th, 2012
The travel website My Holiday Break advertises a variety of vacations packages at incredible prices. How does this service get away with offering such low prices? According to the front page of the My Holiday Break site, “Resorts cut price to gain ancillary income or sell rooms in large blocks to companies that need space
January 10th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which began operation in 1967, deals with, you guessed it, transportation.As part of that mission, the ACPD is responsible for, among other things, ensuring that airline advertisements comply with the DOT’s rules prohibiting…
October 27th, 2011
Although legitimate companies may use the telephone to advertise their products or services, consumers should be wary of some who call trying to obtain your financial or personal information for fraud or identity theft.
October 1st, 2011
There are many federal laws that regulate advertisements in some way or another. We’ve listed some of the key provisions below, along with a snapshot of what each law says: *This page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice. If you have a question or concern, please consult with a