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LeanSpa LLC used fake news websites to promote its acai berry and colon cleanse weight-loss products. The fake websites used online addresses designed to resemble legitimate news sites and enticed consumers with free trials of the products. But the FTC alleges that consumers ended up paying $79.99. LeanSpa has agreed to surrender assets worth an estimated $7.3 million.

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