Exercise app settles FTC allegations that it defrauded users

Pact, an exercise application started in 2011, agreed to pay $940,000 as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after allegations that it defrauded users. The app asked users to set up “pacts,” or promises to exercise or eat healthier. People who didn’t fulfill the pacts had to pay a monetary penalty, while those who succeeded would be rewarded from the pool of payments. Read more at Mobile Marketer.

Categories: Apps, Social Media, Law, Regulation, mHealth

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