NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System FTC Refund (Pittsburgh Only)

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible to receive a partial refund if you purchased the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System in the Pittsburgh, PA areas listed below between October 1, 2012 and August 9, 2016:

  • Churchill/Penn Hills
  • Greensburg
  • Greentree/Crafton
  • Irwin
  • Murrysville/Delmont
  • North Versailles
  • Ross Park Mall
  • Upper St. Clair

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $2,000,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Partial Refund

Class members who submit a valid and timely Claim Form, can receive a partial refund.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A.

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System FTC Settlement Notes

  • Federal Trade Commission v. NutriMost LLC, et al
  • Case No. 2:17-cv-00509-NBF
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

The Federal Trade Commission will be issuing partial refunds to Pittsburgh area consumers who purchased the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System.

In 2017, the FTC filed a complaint against the makers of the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System, claiming that the product was deceptively marketed to consumers. According to the complaint, the System promised that users would experience substantial weight loss – up to 40 lbs or more in 40 days without restricting their diet. Many consumers paid upwards of $1,895 for the NutriMost System at the owner’s eight chiropractic locations.

Along with issuing partial refunds, NutriMost is barred from making misleading weight loss and health claims that are not supported with reliable scientific evidence and must disclose that the NutriMost System requires a diet of less than 800 calories per day.

Class members who wish to submit a claim for a partial refund must do so by July 16, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 7/16/18: Claim Form Deadline

Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-877-884-6069

Class Counsel

  • David Shonka, Dana C. Baragate, and Christopher D. Panek of Federal Trade Commission

Settlement Website

Are You Receiving FTC Refund Checks From These Three Settlements?

On the heels of the FTC’s settlement with the makers of the Snuggie, three more FTC refund settlements have consumers getting at least some of their money back. The Federal Trade Commission is a federal agency holds businesses accountable for reported deceptive advertising and works to get consumers who fall victim to illegal business practices their due justice. To see if you are getting one or more FTC refund checks in the mail soon, read on.

Did you buy weight loss products Original Pure Forskolin and Original White Kidney Bean from Tachht, Inc.? Consumers who purchased these sham weight loss products will be getting justice to the tune of $437,000 in total refund checks. According the FTC, Tachht’s deceptive practices included sending illegal spam emails from hacked email accounts, making it seem like the email came from the consumer’s family member or friend.

“The email messages appeared to be a quick note from a family member or friend, passing along a link to an interesting news story. The links in those email messages led to websites deceptively promoting the defendants’ unproven weight-loss products, such as Original Pure Forskolin and Original White Kidney Bean. These websites deceptively claimed that the defendants’ products could cause weight loss of 17 pounds in 4 weeks, or 41.7lbs in 2.5 months.”

The scheme even used fake endorsements from celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey, to market their bogus weight loss products. The FTC has tasked refund administrator, Rust Consulting, to mail out the 18,301 refund checks, which are expected to go out March 15, 2018. If you have questions about this FTC refund, contact 866-207-7028.

In a second FTC refund settlement, more than $489,000 will be dispersed to 10,415 consumers who fell victim to a tax relief scam. American Tax Relief reportedly ripped off consumers by promising that they could lower their tax debts. Under the terms of the settlement, American Tax Relief and its owners are prohibited from telemarketing and selling debt relief services. This is actually the third and final round of payouts in this case, with consumers recouping 16 percent on average of what they paid to ATR. In total, the FTC has issued over $16.4 million in refund settlement checks to nearly 18,600 consumers duped by American Tax Relief.  If you have questions about this FTC refund, you may contact the refund administrator, Gilardi & Co LLC at 1-877-430-3699.

The third FTC refund settlement involves a telemarketing tech support scam. According to the FTC, Advanced Tech Support, also doing business as Inbound Call Experts used high pressured sales tactics to lure hundreds of thousands of consumers into purchasing computer services and technical subscriptions they didn’t actually need. Under the terms of the settlement, Advanced Tech Support will payout $10 million for their deceptive practices. Approximately 36,830 individuals who bought tech support services or other related product from ATS or ICE between April 2012 and November 2014, can expect to receive a partial refund check averaging about $277.44. If you were a victim of this tech support scam and have questions, please contact the refund administrator, Analytics, at 877-793-0908.

The FTC also reminds consumers in these three refund settlements to cash their checks within 60 days. For more information about these FTC refunds and more, you can visit www.FTC.gov/refunds.

Bought a Snuggie or Magic Mesh Door? The FTC Is Sending $7.2 Million in Refund Checks

If you purchased a Snuggie, Magic Mesh Door, or other “As Seen on TV” product marketed by Allstar Marketing Group within the last 20 years, you may be receiving a refund check very soon.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday that it is sending 218,254 consumers refund checks totaling $7.2 million, bringing resolution to claims Allstar deceptively marketing these products as “buy one, get one free” but never told customers about other hidden costs.

Allstar directly markets and sells – mainly through its commercials and infomercials – a host of products, including Magic Mesh, Cat’s Meow, Roto Punch, Perfect Tortilla, Forever Comfy, and Snuggies. According to Yahoo Finance, Allstar raked in over $500 million in gross revenue from its Snuggie products alone.

After receiving a slew of consumer complaints since 1999, the FTC filed a class action lawsuit against Allstar Marketing Group in March 2015. The complaint alleged that Allstar has engaged in a deceptive advertising scheme that allows them to illegally charge customers for more products they then initially wanted and intentionally makes the ordering process confusing for customers.

“The televised commercials for all of its products adhere to a nearly identical script,” FTC class action lawsuit stated, noting that all the products include a similar “buy one get one free” pitch. However, many of these commercials promoted the products for “just $19.95” and promised consumers the offer would be doubled for “less than $10 each.” But, those commercials never disclosed that a $7.95 processing and handling fee would be applied to each product in the order, which nearly doubled the total price to $35.85, according to the FTC’s complaint.

Essentially, when customers placed their orders via phone or online, they ended up paying more than they bargained for because these processing fees were deceptive and misleading – hidden in very fine print or never disclosed at all. Many customers didn’t even realize how much they were actually paying for the products until it was too late.

According to FTC regulations, businesses must disclose all costs, including processing and handling fees to customers. Under the terms of the settlement, Allstar is prohibited from engaging in deceptive advertising and must pay $7.5 million in restitution to consumers. Allstar maintains that it never violated any laws and is settling “without any finding” of such illegal conduct.

Consumers who purchased a Snuggie, Magic Mesh Door, or other Allstar-brand product can expect to receive a check this month for around $33 and will need to cash it within 60 days or it will become void.

If you have questions regarding the Allstar products deceptive BOGO free offer, you may contact the refund administrator, Analytics, at 1-877-982-1294.