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Consumer Complaints Filed on the FTC Website Feb. 4, 2013

Herbalife Lead Generation Consumer Complaints, Mar. 11th 2013

FTC Facts for Consumer: “The Bottom Line About Multilevel Marketing Plans and Pyramid Schemes” (Oct. 2009)

Statement of Debra A. Valentine, General Counsel of the FTC, on “Pyramid Schemes,” presented at the IMF Seminar on Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks (May 13,1998)

Peter J. Vander Nat and William W. Keep, “Marketing Fraud: An Approach for Differentiating Multilevel Marketing from Pyramid Schemes,” Vol. 21, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (Spring 2002), pp. 139-151.

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 21 (Spring 2002), pp. 139-151.

FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, eff. Dec. 1, 2009, published in Fed. Reg., Vol. 74, No. 198, amending Rules appearing at 16 CFR 255. (Oct. 15th, 2009)

FTC Policy Statement on Deception (Oct. 14th, 1983), appended to Cliffdale Assocs., Inc., 103 F.T.C. 110, 174 (1984).

Consumer complaints filed on the FTC website (2001)

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