Posted April 11, 2015

Acai Berry Marketers Who Tricked Consumers with Fake News Sites Ordered to Pay $16 Million

On April 6, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a recent U.S. district court ruling will require marketing affiliates for LeanSpa's acai berry and "colon cleanse" weight loss products to pay $16 million in consumer redress. The money, which was paid to marketing affiliates LeadClick Media and its parent company, CoreLogic, Inc. to promote LeanSpa's products, will now be used to refund consumers.

LeadClick Media and CoreLogic,Inc. are appealing the court ruling.

In 2014, LeanSpa, LLC, was ordered to pay $7 million in cash, real estate and personal property to settle charges that the company used fake news websites promoting acai berry and "colon cleanse" weight loss products.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages and Weight Loss Supplements for more information about this ingredient and tests of related products.

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To read the FTC's press release, use the link below.