LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — As part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), California-based Sale Slash will stop the alleged use of spam emails and fake news websites with phony celebrity endorsements and unsupported efficacy claims to promote its weight-loss products.
“Sale Slash’s business model was built on lies,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “They used spam e-mail, fake news sites and phony celebrity endorsements to make their outlandish weight loss claims. The FTC has put an end to all these illegal practices.”
Sale Slash allegedly used millions of illegal spam e-mails. Allegations further state the company went as far as to use unauthorized endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey to market unproven diet pills. These pills include Premium Green Coffee, Pure Garcinia Cambogia, Premium White Kidney Bean Extract, Pure Forskolin Extract and Pure Caralluma Fimbriata Extract.
The court order will force Sale Slash and five other defendants to turn over assets of approximately $10 million. The bulk of this money will be given to victims as restitution and relief.