Crackdown On Loyalty Program Scams Shows How Ridiculously Successful They Were
from the scam,-scam,-scam dept
It's a bit surprising, by the way, that the investigation was done by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, rather than the FTC, who you would think would be in charge of stopping these sorts of activities. Of course, perhaps that's because the FTC has been quite busy with other scammers, such as BlueHippo, who the FTC had already reached an agreement with before and then decided to ignore it. The company basically collected millions from individuals without ever sending the promised computers. At one point, BlueHippo had delivered just one computer. After the FTC started investigating more thoroughly, suddenly BlueHippo found more computers to send, but still wasn't delivering computers to many of the people who qualified.
It's really stunning how many blatant scammers there are out there, who are able to get away with these things for so long.