WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed stipulated court order against Danelle Miller, Jason Miller and 42 corporations the couple controlled after allegations of violating the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, the FTC Act, the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
The defendants, also known as Health Formulas LLC, marketers of green coffee bean extract weight-loss supplements, male enhancement products and skin care products will be forced to forfeit control of $9.2 million in assets.
According to the FTC, the defendants advertised and sold weight-loss supplements and negative option sales plans, made unsupported health claims for other products, and debited consumer bank accounts without consent.
“The defendants made misleading claims about their products, locked people into recurring charges, and debited bank accounts without permission,” Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said. “As a result of their outrageous behavior, they’re now banned from using continuity programs or selling weight-loss products, and they’ve surrendered millions of dollars.”