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CRTC Issues Penalties for Malware Distribution

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) does not just prohibit non-consensual commercial messages.  The  Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also enforces CASL’s prohibitions on  the non-consensual installation of software onto a person’s computer.As reported by FTC (CID) investigation defense lawyer Richard B. Newman, on July 11, 2018, the CRTC issued Notices

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FTC Defense Lawyer on Action Illustrating Need to Hold Partners Accountable

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the settlement of allegations that marketers deceived consumers via a get-rich quick scheme.  According to reports, the operators have agreed to a permanent ban on marketing or selling certain types of software.The FTC alleges that the international network of defendants deceived consumers by falsely

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What Telemarketer’s Need to Know About the “SCAMS Act”

Shortly after being named the acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen stated that a consumer protection priority during her tenure will be stopping fraudulent schemes targeting vulnerable individuals, including the elderly.The Commission is making good on that promise.In May 2017, the FTC announced a broad-sweeping nationwide and

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FTC Provides Influencers and Brands Courtesy Reminder to Clearly Disclose Material Connections

 The Federal Trade Commission recently circulated in excess of 90 letters to influencers and marketers reminding them of obligations to clearly and conspicuously disclose material connections in the context of social media promotions.   The letters were sent following a review of a number of Instagram posts by celebrities, athletes and

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Congress Sets Sights on Recurring Revenue Marketing Model

 “The Unsubscribe Act” was recently introduced in Congress.  It is designed to protect consumers from automatic monthly charges via marketing campaigns that fail to clearly and conspicuously disclose material terms prior to the entry of billing information.Trial offers, automatic subscription renewals and continuity plans are prevalent in the dietary supplement

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FTC Drops Hammer on SPAM Email Marketing and Unsubstantiated Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Marketer

The FTC has announced that three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using unlawful SPAM email, false weight-loss claims and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.  Terms of the settlement also prohibits the defendants from the deceptive advertising and marketing

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