FTC wins temporary restraining order halting allegedly deceptive work-at-home scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 17 that a federal court has entered a temporary restraining order halting an allegedly deceptive work-at-home scheme.

Bobby J. Robinson, Michael Sirois, Bob Robinson LLC, Mega Export 2005 Inc., Mega Export USA Inc. and Netcore Solutions LLC are the defendants in the case and have been charged with violating the FTC Act and the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule. These defendants allegedly operated under various brand names, including Work At Home EDU, Work At Home Program, Work At Home Ecademy, Work At Home University, Work At Home Revenue and Work at Home Institute.

The defendants allegedly lured consumers into buying an online system through the false promise that these consumers could earn thousands of dollars while working from home. People were purportedly told they could earn “hundreds of dollars per hour from home, without any special skills or experience.”

The FTC voted 2-0 to authorize the staff to file the complaint, which was then filed in Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. An evidentiary hearing has been set for Aug. 24.

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