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FTC Shuts Down Phony Colon Cleanser Ads and Customer Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obtained a US federal court order to stop an Internet marketing scheme that deceptively sells Colopure, a so-called colon cleanser, acai berry supplements, and other products. In addition to false claims that the products prevent cancer and promote weight loss, the company cheats consumers by promising a “free” or “risk-free” trial and then charging credit cards, not once but monthly.  Consumers who tried to stop the billing had difficulty reaching the company to do so and telephone staff were actively urged to lie to customers who called to complain.