FTC Takes Action against Marketer That Falsely Promised Consumers Next Day Shipping of Facemasks and Other Personal Protective Equipment
SuperGoodDeals capitalized on soaring demand for protective equipment from consumers worried about being exposed to COVID-19, agency alleges
The Federal Trade Commission charged an online marketer with falsely promising consumers next-day shipping of facemasks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
In a federal court complaint against SuperGoodDeals.com, Inc. and its owner, Kevin J. Lipsitz, the FTC alleged the company sought to capitalize on the soaring demand for PPE from consumers worried about being exposed to the coronavirus. Beginning in March, SuperGoodDeals’ website said PPE was “in stock,” and touted “Pay Today, Ships Tomorrow.”
But according to the FTC, it frequently it took weeks for SuperGoodDeals to ship the PPE merchandise customers ordered.