Minnesota Couple Charged With Running Amazon Sales Scheme
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota company and its two owners have been charged with running an illegal sales scheme on Amazon that prosecutors say collected more than $15 million from consumers over the past year.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Minnesota Attorney General's Office recently filed a complaint in federal court that names Jessie and Matthew Tieva, and their company Sellers Playbook.
The complaint alleges that the couple's company made ``false and unsubstantiated'' claims, including that its customers could make $20,000 a month and a potential net profit of $1.29 million by selling on Amazon.
The Tievas, who have no affiliation with the site, couldn't be reached for comment on Monday.
U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank signed a temporary-restraining order last week halting the operation of Sellers Playbook.