Software marketer settles with FTC

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The marketer of SoftRAM, a computer program advertised as a cheap way to improve computer performance, on Wednesday agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had misrepresented and failed to substantiate performance charges for the program. The company had presented the product as an alternative to buying memory upgrades.

Synronys Software of Culver City, Calif. had pulled the software last December after the beginning of an FTC investigation and after selling 600,000 copies. On Wednesday the FTC alleged the company had no basis to substantiate its performance claim. As part of the FTC agreement, the software company and three top executives agreed not to make similar claims, but were not fined. The proposed agreement is open for public comment for 60 days.

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