Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed CogniPrin Memory Improvement Supplement to Receive Refunds
The defendants in this case were charged with making false and misleading claims regarding CogniPrin's effectiveness
Consumers who were duped into purchasing CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed "memory improvement" supplement, will soon be receiving full refunds.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 2,116 refund checks totaling more than $355,000 to people who bought CogniPrin. The average check amount is $168.08 per impacted consumer.
False and Misleading Claims
In February 2017, the FTC and the Maine Attorney General charged XXL Impressions LLC, Jeffrey R. Powlowsky, J2 Response LLP, Justin Bumann, Justin Steinle, Synergixx, LLC, Charlie Fusco, Ronald Jahner, and Brazos Minshew with making false and misleading claims regarding CogniPrin's effectiveness.
The complaint also alleged that the defendants failed to disclose that Jahner, who was presented as an objective medical expert, was paid a percentage of the money from CogniPrin sales.
Barred from Illegal Conduct
The court order settling these charges barred the defendants from the illegal conduct alleged in the complaint and required them to pay money to the FTC to provide refunds to deceived consumers.
While the defendants in this case sold multiple dietary supplements, this case ONLY affects those consumers who purchased the CogniPrin supplement.
Checks Are in the Mail
The FTC's refund administrator in this case, Rust Consulting, Inc., has already begun mailing checks. All eligible consumers should receive their refund checks by the end of the month. All checks must be cashed or deposited by June 1, 2018 or they will become void.
Watch Out for Scams
Remember, the FTC never requires consumers to pay money or provide personal information to cash refund checks. If anyone asks for such information, it could be a scam. Any suspected fraud attempts should be reported to the FTC immediately.
Consumers with questions about this case or the refund process should call (800) 598-3025.