WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 2 that it is mailing 2,116 refund checks worth a total of about $355,000 to consumers victimized by CogniPrin’s alleged scheme to deceptively market a “memory improvement” supplement.
The FTC and the the Maine attorney general had settled a case against XXL Impressions LLC, Jeffrey R. Powlowsky, J2 Response LLP, Justin Bumann, Justin Steinle, Synergixx, LLC, Charlie Fusco, Ronald Jahner, and Brazos Minshew. These defendants allegedly made false and misleading claims about the effectiveness of CogniPrin.
Additionally, the defendants failed to disclose in their marketing that Jahner, who the company claimed was an objective medical expert, was actually paid a percentage of CogniPrin sales.
After the settlement, the defendants were barred from illegal conduct and were required to provide refunds to consumers who had been deceived by their purported scheme.
The FTC noted that Rust Consulting Inc. is the refund administrator for the matter. Rust Consulting began to mail checks April 2. These checks must be cashed by June 1 or they become void.