FTC Shows Federal Judge Screen Shots Of Online Promos; Agency Sues Purported ‘Wellness’ Firm For Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising

An evidence exhibit filed by the FTC in federal court in San Francisco shows screen shots of claims made online by Wellness Support Network Inc. The agency now has sued the California company, alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising in the marketing of  products purported to treat and prevent diabetes.

Included in the 25-page evidence exhibit are 22 screen shots that capture text, images and claims made about the Wellness products. Within the exhibits are images of purported customers who provided testimonials, along with a text claim that “Nobel Prize winning technology validates WSN Diabetic Pack ingredients!”

The FTC’s action against Wellness is the most recent false-advertising case in which the agency visited websites and took screen shots of claims made on the sites. Court filings also show that the FTC is copying videos produced by Internet marketers, and using the videos to bolster fraud cases.

Court filings in the Wellness case suggest the firm was under investigation for months before the FTC brought the action.

This is a screen shot from an evidence exhibit in the FTC case against Wellness. The FTC exhibit included 22 screen shots of claims made online.

Named defendants in the case were Wellness and its principals, Robert Held and Robyn Held.

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2 Responses to “FTC Shows Federal Judge Screen Shots Of Online Promos; Agency Sues Purported ‘Wellness’ Firm For Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising”

  1. This is great news, but I am not surprised they are using the ads in their case. I hope the FTC goes after all the video ads for MPBToday promoters and makes them pay big time. It is just a matter of time before they do act against MPBToday itself. The only question I have is which will happen first: Gary pulls the plug or they raid? When promoters get desperate in trying to get new people into the program means the program is on its death bed. This was has been on life support for the past couple of weeks. Just my opinion. The feds need to pull the plug to keep the innocent from becoming a victim of this illegal pyramid scheme.

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  2. Lynn,

    I haven’t had a chance to write about it yet, but the Feds are after an alleged husband-and-wife team who ran a Ponzi scheme from Las Vegas while the husband was a federal prisoner.

    It never ends. More later . . .

    Patrick

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