FTC Goes After Company for Fake Amazon Reviews

Cure Encapsulations, Inc. and its owner, Naftula Jacobowitz, agreed to pay $12.8 million to resolve allegations brought by the Federal Trade Commission for making false and unsubstantiated claims of garcinia cambogia supplement serving as an appetite-suppressing, fat-blocking, weight-loss pill and paying third-party website to post fake reviews on Amazon.com. The settlement also prohibits the defendants from making false endorsement of their products and claims for any dietary supplement, food, or drug unless they have competent and reliable scientific evidence to support the claims. It also requires the defendants to email notices to consumers who bought its products detailing the FTC’s allegations regarding their efficacy claims and to notify Amazon of its fake reviews. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorney represent consumers who purchased products that were falsely advertised. Click here to read more about the FTC settlement.

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