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FTC Slaps Hoodia and HGH Spammers

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The Federal Trade Commission, via a district court judge, ordered eHealthyLife.com to stop sending emails and making allegedly false claims about its Hoodia and Human Growth Hormone products.

The FTC is prosecuting the case under both the CAN-SPAM Act and the more recent US SAFE WEB Act, saying that its spam database received over 175,000 messages making unsubstantiated claims about weight loss and health benefits deriving from use of the company’s "HoodiaLife," HoodiaPlus," "HGHLife," and "HGHPlus" products.

The FTC is also claiming that the spam messages contained false "from" addresses, deceptive subject lines, and lacked an opt-out link or physical postal address.

Assumedly, the physical address would have been the US, Canada, and/or Australia, as the three named defendants, Bruce Parker, Lisa Kimsey, and Xavier Ratelle, principles of Spears Systems, Inc. (doing business as eHealthyLife) hailed from those three countries.

The federal judge ordered a temporary restraining order and asset freeze to stop the company from emailing and from making any more allegedly false claims about their products. 

FTC Slaps Hoodia and HGH Spammers
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  • http://downstrike.stumbleupon.com/ Downstrike

    When is the FTC going to do something about Mega Dik, ManSter, Elite Herbal, Herbal King, or what ever the hell they’re calling themselves today?

    • ace

      want to know the address, tel no or web site and company profile.

      thanx

  • lmkimsey@gmail.com

    Hello, my name is Loren Kimsey, and I am Lisa Kimsey’s son.

    My mother is being falsely accused of this act, and she had no idea that they where even doing it! On top of that, our family is going through hell because the FTC is freezing all our accounts, and thousands of dollars has been lost.

    This is a serious issue, as most of the news reports on this matter make my Mother look like a slime ball.

    I hope you all have a good day, because I know I sure wont.