Scam Tag: Free Trials

In 2010, the FTC sued Jeremy Johnson, his company IWorks, and nine others for allegedly taking more than $280 million from people with a deceptive “free trial” scheme. Now Johnson, his family members, and more than two dozen corporate defendants...

The story: a company says its product will help you lose weight without diet changes or exercise, and you can try it free — 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

The reality: the company can’t support — or deliver on — those weight loss claims. If...

Want to lose weight? Scammers are exploiting people’s trust in well-known news organizations by setting up fake news sites that use the logos of legitimate news organizations. The sites supposedly report on the effectiveness of acai berry...