Advocare Review- Scam

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Victims of the Advocare pyramid scheme have received a total of $149 million from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).   

On May 5th, the FTC announced its announcement. Previously, Advocare agreed to pay $150 million to settle FTC fraud accusations in 2019.   

According to the Federal Trade Commission, AdvoCare distributors who suffered financial losses as a result of the AdvoCare pyramid scheme would get more than $149 million in restitution.   

More than 224,000 customers who lost money in the AdvoCare pyramid scheme are receiving reimbursements from the Commission. Payouts are being made by check and PayPal. As stated on the check, individuals who receive checks from PayPal should cash their checks within 90 days of the date of the check. 

In the early hours of today, Advocare victims began posting on social media about receiving payments. Advocare is still in business, although it has stopped participating in multi-level marketing programs as a result of the FTC agreement. Distributors of Advocare are now exclusively compensated for sales they make to their own clients.   

At the end of its news release, the FTC acknowledged that Section 13(b) of the FTC Act resulted in a $150 million refund.  

Federal courts will not be able to award money damages to a federal agency under Section 13 (b) after a Supreme Court ruling in 2021. Settlements reached before the Supreme Court’s decision are the source of the money being returned to consumers today.   

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scammers in 2021. As a result of the AMG ruling, the FTC is no longer able to pursue monetary damages under 13 (b).   

Since last year’s judgment by the Supreme Court, the regulator has observed a significant decrease in MLM litigation. The FTC’s current MLM regulations have similarly become a muddled jumble.   

Fraudsters are currently losing court cases, yet they aren’t getting any money or punishment for their crimes. In other words, the FTC takes advantage of MLM scam victims.   

The harm isn’t only confined to MLM scams. In an attempt to avoid a $5 billion antitrust lawsuit, Facebook recently referred to AMG.   

Customers will once again be taken advantage of if Facebook wins this round.   

The FTC’s capacity to quickly resolve matters is further hindered by these decisions. FTC targets now commonly argue that they are immune from suit in federal court because they are no longer violating the law, not with standing the risk of reoccurrence, and they make similar arguments even when they stop violating the law only after learning that the FTC was investigating.   

There has been little movement in getting the FTC back in a position to take action against MLM scammers.

Victims of the Advocare pyramid scheme have received a total of $149 million from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).    On May 5th, the FTC announced its announcement. Previously, Advocare agreed to pay $150 million to settle FTC fraud accusations in 2019.    According to the Federal Trade Commission, AdvoCare distributors who suffered financial losses…

Victims of the Advocare pyramid scheme have received a total of $149 million from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).    On May 5th, the FTC announced its announcement. Previously, Advocare agreed to pay $150 million to settle FTC fraud accusations in 2019.    According to the Federal Trade Commission, AdvoCare distributors who suffered financial losses…

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