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FTC goes after fake news ads on the Web

The Federal Trade Commission has asked the federal courts to temporarily halt what it calls “allegedly deceptive tactics” of 10 operations using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products. The FTC seeks to permanently stop this misleading practice … Continue reading

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Different face on Internet scam

A few months ago I described  how a company called Profit System Online (PSO) was using misleading ads in the Lawrence Journal World’s online edition that appeared as legitimate news reports. LJWorld.com pulls misleading ad Misleading LJWorld.com ad still appearing … Continue reading

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