“HGH” Spammer Sued by FTC

Many of us have gotten unsolicited junk email hawking oral “human growth hormone” (“GH” or “HGH”) formulas that are claimed to stop or reverse the aging process, enhance libido, build muscle, decrease fat, remove wrinkles, regrow hair, or boost energy. After reportedly being forwarded approximately 40,000 consumer complaints linked to a Boca Raton, Florida man, the Federal Trade Commission obtained a court order to halt his illegal spamming and deceptive product claims and to freeze his assets. A legal complaint was filed on July 21, 2004, in the federal court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (FTC File No: 042 3085, Case No.: 04C-4790). In addition to alleging that the emails violate the new federal anti-spam law, the FTC has declared the products to contain no HGH, but only amino acids that “taken orally in the doses prescribed would have no effect on a person whatsoever, let alone GH production.” Oral HGH spam marketers beware!  Read more…