Federal regulators are taking legal action against to block pamphlet and newsletter publishers from marketing a purported treatment for diabetes and advertising claims that customers can collect $1 trillion in “Congressional Checks” or “Republican Checks.”
In a claim filed Thursday in Maryland, the Federal Trade Commission states publishers of “The Medical professional’s Guide to Reversing Diabetes in 28 Days” are incorrectly guaranteeing a remedy for the illness without dietary modifications or exercise.
The FTC’s match states other publications are deceiving consumers into believing they can gather numerous thousands of dollars per month by following directions in a book entitled, “Congress’ Secret $1.17 Trillion Free Gift.”
5 Baltimore-based business, including Agora Financial LLC and NewMarket Health LLC, and 2 men identified as editors of the handouts and newsletters are named as defendants in the match.
The FTC’s match seeks a court order that would freeze the companies’ assets and provide restitution or refunds for customers.
The publications’ editors, Zachary Scheidt and Richard Gerhauser, didn’t instantly react to emails looking for comment. A woman who answered a phone number for Agora Financial said she could not take a message for Scheidt. A lady who responded to the phone at a service listing for Gerhauser in Arizona said he was “on sabbatical.”
The FTC’s fit states the offenders’ products provide “health suggestions and moneymaking tips” targeted to seniors or retirees.
Gerhauser is the author of the handouts promoting a 28- day treatment for Type 2 diabetes, according to the fit. Advertisements for the publication link to a video that says “traditional solutions” to diabetes, such as dietary modifications and workout, are making clients’ diabetes even worse. The publications likewise claim a “shocking, concealed cause” of Type 2 diabetes is exposure to electronic gadgets, such as computer systems, tvs and cellphones.
Scheidt is the author of “Congress’ Secret $1.17 Trillion Giveaway,” the suit states. Online advertisements for “Congressional Checks” or “Republican Checks” link to an hourlong video that Scheidt purportedly tells. The video states lawmakers in 2017 added a “last-minute arrangement” to a “just-passed tax plan” that might allow customers to gather thousands of dollars a month.
” Congressional Checks Defendants tell customers that several members of Congress are currently benefiting from this ‘loophole’ and collecting thousands to millions of dollars,” the suit states.
Marketing products for the ‘giveaway’ included doctored images of financial disclosure reports for former U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa to make it appear that the California Republican got a $410,000 “Congressional Inspect.”
” Congressman Issa’s actual Financial Disclosure Report is publicly readily available on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website and there is no ‘Congressional’ or ‘Republican politician’ Examine identified anywhere in the report,” the suit states.