More Health Care Products Offered In Latest 'Free Trial' Scam FTC Targets
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Products offered in online scams that lead to monthly bills usually are “something that the average person is going to be looking for, a renewal product like vitamins, tooth whitener and skin cream," says an FTC attorney. Federal judge halts sales by Triangle Media and associated companies and freezes their assets after FTC showed “immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage” to consumers.
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