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thomas cohn

In January 2012, six affiliate marketers settled actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and were ordered to stop using fake news sites to market dietary supplements and other products. In 2011, the FTC obtained preliminary orders shutting down their webpages and restricting their assets. The FTC alleged these websites mimicked actual news reports, but […]

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Advertising claims by merchants have long attracted the attention of state Attorneys General (AG) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), but recently these regulators have signaled a willingness to pursue advertising cases against a new target: online affiliate marketers. Until recently, affiliates have operated anonymously and attracted little scrutiny, because they do not sell the […]

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