ROSCA Enforcement Ahead: FTC Settles with AdoreMe for $1.38 Million

With the explosion of subscription business models, consumer complaints have skyrocketed. Thus, subscription businesses have faced increasing regulatory scrutiny and all advertisers that offer products or services that automatically renew should pay close attention.

FTC to Consumers: Dietary Supplements Don’t Treat Diseases

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) reminded consumers that dietary supplements aren’t intended to treat diseases, despite products that promote supplements for various serious conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and obesity.

FTC Deceptive Advertising Complaint Settled

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says a network of online marketers and the three people behind it have agreed to settle charges they sold more than 40 weight-loss, muscle-building, and wrinkle-reduction products to consumers using unsubstantiated health claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements and phony consumer testimonials.

YouTube’s new profiles for children have privacy experts very concerned

Privacy experts aren’t convinced your child should have his/her own profile at such a young age. “Google seems to be setting up consumer profiles for children that may be going into its vast profiling machinery used for advertising.”

Medical school advertisements ‘can be misleading’

Chief executive of the ASA, Guy Parker, said that the rulings send "a clear message to UK universities" about backing up claims "with good evidence" . "Misleading would-be students is not only unfair, it can also lead them to make choices that aren't right for them," he said – and quite rightly.

How to know when holiday advertising lies to you

To avoid frustration and overspending, which can dampen your holiday spirit, be aware of these five lies you might hear from retailers. Depending on the retailer, some of these may be truth, but knowing that they potentially could be misleading you will help you be a smarter holiday shopper.

Do your homework to protect privacy with popular DNA test kits

DNA test kits are popular gifts during the holidays. Many people order them just to see where their ancestors are from. But there are other ways to use your DNA sample, from medical research to finding long lost family. If you're worried about privacy, be sure to know what you're signing up for.

Conant Auto Retail Group to pay $1.4 million to settle FTC claims

Norm Reeves, Inc. and other entities managed by Conant Auto Retail Group have agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle charges that they violated a 2014 Federal Trade Commission administrative order banning them from misrepresenting the cost to finance or lease a vehicle in their advertising.

‘There is no such thing as soy milk’: Vitasoy breaks out the dictionary in existential debate with viewer

‘There is no such thing as soy milk’ By Frank Chung The ad watchdog has dismissed a complaint against Vitasoy after an upset TV viewer questioned the

UPDATE: FDA Declines to Stop Coke, Pepsi from Advertising Artificially Sweetened Soda as “Diet”

“The advertising of artificially sweetened soda as ‘diet’ may well be one of the greatest consumer frauds in modern times,” said Gary Ruskin, co-director of U.S. Right to Know. “It is a shame that the FDA is siding with the soda industry against consumers.”