Court orders bar skin-care marketers from misleading customers about 'risk-free trials'
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained court orders or default orders against 29 companies and individuals accused of selling skin-care products through misleading “risk-free trials.”
The defendants sold Auravie, Dellure, LéOR Skincare, and Miracle Face Kit skincare products, report ABC News and an FTC press release. The companies advertised “risk-free trials” and obtained credit card information, purportedly to pay shipping fees, the FTC said in its original lawsuit.
But the defendants used the credit card information to charge consumers up to $97.88 per month for unordered products, the FTC says. The orders bar the defendants from future deception and from selling products through a “negative option” in which silence is interpreted as consent to buy goods and services.
The orders require the defendants to give up virtually all of their assets to the FTC, an amount that is more than $2.7 million, the FTC says.