Feds Cleanse Web of Fake News on Acai-Berry Diet Scam

May 4, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in federal courts in six states April 19, 2011, asking them to remove from the Internet a string of fake news sites enticing consumers to buy unproven acai-berry weight-loss products. Some of the sites used the logos of major news organizations to fool users into thinking they were reading real news reports.