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The Risks of False Advertising When Raising Capital in the Age of COVID-19

USA - September 2 2020 “Fraudsters often seek to use national crises and periods of uncertainty to lure investors into scams. They may play off investors’ hopes and fears…

Jacqueline C. Wolff, Po Yi

FTC Settles With Backpack Company for Deceptive Crowdfunding Campaigns

USA - May 19 2020 On May 11, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed settlement with the operator of a deceptive crowdfunding scheme—Douglas…

Jeffrey S. Edelstein

FTC Sends 45 Additional Warning Letters to Marketers Over Coronavirus Claims

USA - May 12 2020 On May 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent an additional 45 Warning Letters to companies and individuals concerning allegedly…

Jeffrey S. Edelstein

FTC Reaches $9.3 Million Settlement With Fashion Nova for Violation of Mail Order Rule

USA - May 6 2020 On April 21, 2020, the FTC reached a proposed settlement with Fashion Nova, an American fast fashion retail company, for failing to ship merchandise…

Jesse M. Brody

FTC Sends Additional Warning Letters to Companies Over Coronavirus Claims

USA - April 29 2020 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that 21 additional letters were sent to companies in the United States concerning allegedly…

Jeffrey S. Edelstein