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Feds Charges First Person Under Covid19 Scam Laws

A St. Louis-based chiropractor became the first person charged under a new federal law aimed at protecting Americans from fraudulent COVID-19 claims. Eric Nepute was charged by the Federal Trade Commission...

Why Influencer Marketing is A Scam

When Unilever's chief marketing officer Keith Weed called for “urgent action” to clean up the influencer marketing ecosystem, people listened. However, I personally had been talking to agencies and writing about this...

Inside One of the Biggest Fraud Networks Ever

A massive team of security companies and federal agencies worked together to shut down an enormous click fraud operation. Although 3ve, pronounced Eve, started as a small botnet, by the time it...

Jason A. Kotzker Accused Pay Day Scammer Banned for Life by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has successfully taken down another accused Pay Day Scammer, Jason A. Kotzker, who is also an attorney.  He had been  charged by the feds in this case for...

Cashier Myricks Jr. Busted Again But Still Scamming

Let’s step into the world of a modern-day high-tech entrepreneur who became a millionaire off unsuspecting suckers, not once but twice. But as good as he was, he was also bad. He...

FTC Pursues Fake Tech Support Scammers

The FTC has shut down a multinational tech support company that they allege are using pop-up ads with loud siren type audio sounds, to alert computer users of false security threats. The...

ITT Tech Shutting Down, All Affiliate Earnings Lost?

ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all campuses after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. ITT Educational Services owns and operates more than...

Jeremy Johnson Fraud Trial Begins

Jeremy Johnson, the owner of iWorks, a Utah-based marketing company, went on trial this past week in Federal Court – with Johnson strangely representing himself, and unable to give any reason for...
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Inside Warner Brothers Discovery’s Global Townhall

Warner Bros. Discovery held a company-wide town hall on Wednesday, with CEO David Zaslav and his top creative deputies discussing the state...

Inside Twitter’s Child Pornography Problem

Social media platforms have been under increasing scrutiny in recent months for their failure to police content effectively. The latest example comes...

The Journalism Competition and Protection Act – A Boon for CMOs?

A bill that would let most news outlets collectively negotiate with dominant tech platforms for compensation to distribute their content advanced out...