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Warner Brothers

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Warner Brothers

TINA.org investigated Warner Brothers’s use of online influencers to promote video games and found that the company was violating an FTC Order that barred it from misrepresenting sponsored content as the…

Walmart

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Walmart

An ongoing TINA.org investigation spanning several years found that Walmart consistently and repeatedly used false and deceptive Made in USA representations to market products on its website, Walmart.com. (TINA.org also…

Vitaminwater

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Vitaminwater

TINA.org objected — as amicus curiae — to class-action settlements that sought to resolve claims filed against Coca-Cola and its subsidiary Glacéau alleging that the companies falsely advertised Vitaminwater as…

Vapex

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Vapex

TINA.org investigated Vapex, a Utah-based company that sold e-cigarettes, and found that it falsely claimed consumers could receive a “Free Trial’’ offer, used fake testimonials, falsely claimed it won a…

Vemma

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Vemma

TINA.org investigated Vemma Nutrition Company, an Arizona-based multilevel marketing company that sold liquid supplements, energy drinks, and weight management products, and found that it was operating a pyramid scheme that…

USANA

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USANA

TINA.org investigated USANA Health Sciences, a Utah-based multilevel marketing company, and found that it used unsubstantiated disease-treatment claims and atypical income claims to advertise the company’s products and business opportunity.…

Tripleflex Glucosamine

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Tripleflex Glucosamine

TINA.org objected — as amicus curiae — to a class-action settlement that sought to resolve claims that TripleFlex glucosamine supplements were deceptively marketed as being able to improve joint mobility,…

Team National

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Team National

TINA.org investigated Team National, a Florida-based multilevel marketing company that sells discounts for a variety of third-party products and services, and found that the company and its distributors used atypical…

TEFL Institute

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TEFL Institute

TINA.org investigated the TEFL Institute, an Illinois company selling “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” training and certification, and found that it falsely advertised its accreditation status.

Target

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Target

TINA.org investigated Target’s website – www.target.com – and found that false and deceptive Made in the USA labeling issues were widespread on its site, including product specifications that falsely stated…

Stream Energy/Ignite

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Stream Energy/Ignite

TINA.org investigated Stream Energy, a Texas-based multilevel marketing company that resold electricity and gas to customers, as well as wireless phone and personal protective services, and found that the company…

Step2

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Step2

TINA.org investigated children’s toy company Step2 and determined that it was deceptively marketing its product line using the unqualified “Made in the USA” claim despite the fact that 90% of…

Stansberry

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Stansberry

TINA.org investigated Stansberry & Associates, a subsidiary of Agora (aka Monument & Cathedral Holdings), and found that it was using deceptive testimonials to sell its investment newsletters. (TINA.org later investigated…

Snow Teeth Whitening

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Snow Teeth Whitening

TINA.org investigated Snow Teeth Whitening, an Arizona-based dental cosmetics company, and found that it was improperly using an FDA logo in its marketing materials, including on its product packaging, website,…

Sonicare

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Sonicare

TINA.org objected — as amicus curiae — to a class-action settlement that sought to resolve claims filed against Philips for falsely advertising its Sonicare AirFloss as an easy replacement for…

Sony Music

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Sony Music

TINA.org joined other consumer advocates including UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice and Consumer Action in filing an amici curiae brief in a case against Sony Music alleging…

Skechers

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Skechers

TINA.org investigated price advertising tactics used by outlet stores in Connecticut, including at a Skechers outlet store, and found that it ran perpetual – and therefore fabricated and deceptive –…

SevenPoint2

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SevenPoint2

TINA.org investigated SevenPoint2, a California-based multilevel marketing company, and found that it used numerous unsubstantiated disease-treatment claims to promote its nutritional products, in violation of a 1999 FTC Order.

Savage X Fenty

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Savage X Fenty

TINA.org investigated the web-based lingerie company Savage X Fenty, which is a joint venture between TechStyle, Inc. (f/k/a Just Fabulous, Inc.) and music icon Robyn Rihanna Fenty (aka Rihanna), and…

Ryan ToysReview

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Ryan ToysReview

TINA.org investigated one of the most viewed YouTube channels of all time – Ryan ToysReview (now known as Ryan’s World). This investigation revealed that the YouTube channel, which, at the…

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