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    Cosmetic surgery firm agrees to pay $300,000 fine for phony online reviews

    Lifestyle Lift, a cosmetic surgery organization with 40 U.S. locations, will pay New York State $300,000 and cease posting false online advertising by using its employees to post positive reviews on the Internet that appear to come from customers.

    Posted 08/05/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    Lifestyle Lift, a cosmetic surgery organization with 40 U.S. locations, will pay New York State $300,000 and cease posting false online advertising by using its employees to post positive reviews on the Internet that appear to come from customers.
  • The FBI turns up the scrutiny on eBay

    As if eBay didn’t have enough to worry about with antitrust investigations and people selling fake merchandise, now the FBI is investigating shill bidding on the San Jose, Calif.-based auction giant’s site. The investigation comes after a Sacramento lawyer placed a 25-cent bid on a painting. Bidding skyrocketed to more than $135,000 amid speculation the painting might be an original Richard Diebenkorn, a renowned California artist. Self-bidding,...

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    As if eBay didn’t have enough to worry about with antitrust investigations and people selling fake merchandise, now the FBI is investigating shill bidding on the San Jose, Calif.-based auction giant’s site. The investigation comes after a Sacramento lawyer placed a 25-cent bid on a painting.…

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