Friday, March 5, 2010

Nice to have you back, FTC!

The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday it is distributing $3 million in refunds to consumers who purchased infrared saunas and nutrition supplements from Roex, Inc. based on false advertising claims about the benefits of using the products. Imagine that?! An FTC that actually gets money back for consumers who are the victims of bogus claims in an infomercial! This is a very good thing.



The ads claimed the saunas and supplements could treat, prevent or cure a variety of serious ailments, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases, ulcers, herpes, asthma, and glaucoma. The checks are hitting the mail today, and average about $500. If you get one, cash it. If you have questions, call this FTC hotline for more information: 1-877-571-8672.

Read more about this FTC action here.

-B

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