On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $US20 million ($26 million) over claims it misled prospective drivers, recruiting them with ads that inflated typical earnings and mischaracterised the terms of its vehicle financing program.
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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the state of New York filed a federal lawsuit today over Prevagen, a pill that's supposed to improve memory. The pill is available in the US everywhere from CVS to Amazon and regularly appears in commercials on CNN and Fox News. It is also available online in Australia. But the supplement, which is supposed to give consumers a better memory, is rubbish.
If someone asks you to send them money on a dating app like Tinder, don't do it. This might sound like common sense, but in a world where more people are meeting potential partners online, it can become all too easy for otherwise intelligent people to get scammed. And these Tinder horror stories are a testament to that.
If you subscribe to a service online you should be able to cancel that service online, right? Well, according to consumer complaints filed with the US Federal Trade Commission, Jessica Alba's Honest Company not only makes it virtually impossible to cancel subscriptions, the company sometimes signs you up for recurring payments without even telling you.
Agencies like the US Federal Trade Commission have started to crack down on celebrity endorsements on networks like Instagram and YouTube. But have you ever wondered how much your average celebrity gets paid for a post? Not Kim Kardashian West or Kanye West. We know they make millions. But just your average, run-of-the-mill celeb or internet-famous "influencer" with a few million followers? They still make tens of thousands of dollars.