Tuesday, June 07, 2011

FTC accuses companies of bilking $467 million from consumers through free trials

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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The FTC sued Canadian Jesse Wllms, several American associates and a network of 10 companies Wllms allegedly controlled, accusing him of ripping off customers in English-speaking countries from the United States to New Zealand.

One of Willms' companies, Just Think Media, lured consumers with free trial offers of tooth whiteners and acai berry diet pills and then charged them roughly $80 for monthly shipments they never agreed to, the suit said. Consumers complained it was difficult to cancel, and the network of companies was so tangled that even when they tried to return unwanted products they couldn't get refunds.

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