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Complaint Letter to the FTC

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

Medela Breast Milk Storage Bottles

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,

Were Gauguin’s Paintings Part of a Deceptive Marketing Ploy?

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

Jennifer Lopez

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


September 24th, 2012 Check into this Marketer

May 8th, 2012

This e-mail links to a fake news site. When you leave the site, a window directs you to, 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,

Vacation Time: Great Deal or Ticket to a Time-Share Pitch?

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

U.S. Department of Transportation

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…

Before You Take that Call Beware of Telemarketing Scams

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.

Federal Laws Governing Ads

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

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