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Posted May 09, 2015

Marketers Charged with Using Stolen Email Accounts to Promote Weight Loss Supplements Temporarily Shut Down

On May 4, 2015, the FTC announced it has obtained a court order to temporarily halt the operations of weight loss marketers Sale Slash, charging that the company used affiliate marketers to send illegal spam emails and post banner ads online that led consumers to fake news sites. The FTC stated that the websites made false weight loss claims, used fake celebrity endorsements, and made it appear as if an independent consumer reporter had reviewed and endorsed the products.

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