AG SUES SOUTHERN MAINE TELEMARKETING FIRMS

September 12, 2003

SEPTEMBER 12, 2003

LINDA J. CONTI, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, 207-626-8591

 

            Attorney General Steven Rowe announced today that his office has filed suit under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act against Jungle MD, Inc., Jungle MD.com, Inc., Consumer Response Solutions LLC, and their owners, Christopher Austin and John H. Stewart, Jr.  The businesses have operated out of Biddeford and Scarborough.  The suit alleges that the defendants falsely claimed that their products cured baldness and psoriasis and caused rapid weight loss.  The suit also alleges that the defendants failed to honor their money-back guarantee and that they charged consumer credit cards for unauthorized amounts.

            The products marketed by the defendants include:

        Folliguard, a hair tonic that ads claim restores “all the hair you’ve lost;”

        PsoRelief, advertised as a “revolutionary patented formula clinically proven to treat psoriasis;” and

        Ultra Carb Blocker, which ads claim promotes weight loss “while enjoying the foods you want.”

            Unhappy consumers from around the country have contacted the Attorney General’s Office about their frustrated attempts to get the promised refunds for these products.  Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti, who is handling the case for the State, said, “The products don’t work and the guarantee is an empty promise.  Together with the unauthorized charges, they make a pattern of unfair trade practices.”

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