A court ordered a temporary cessation of real estate seminars sponsored by HGTV stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead. The Federal Trade Commission claimed that the advertising efforts for the classes were "misleading".
In Their Friday Complaint The FTC said Zurixx LLC, based in Utah, had been promoting "free" real estate seminars in which the popular El Moussa and Anstead companies offered referrals to their attendees. At the events, however, participants were asked to sign up for a three-day course worth $ 1,997.
In this course, participants were instructed to apply for new credit cards and increase credit limits for existing cards. Once that was achieved, the FTC claimed that the instructors were trying to sign up with the extended $ 41
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] Zurixx would offer refunds if customers complained, the FTC said, but only if the customers agreed, no negative ones Write reviews or talk to supervisors directly and openly with the agencies involved. "In the meantime, Zurixx's assets were frozen and could be used to reimburse customers.
HGTV has not commented yet.
This is not the first complaint of real estate seminars involving the former couple whose divorce continued.
Complaints about the seminar program "Success, Path, Education" were received in 2016. He announced that he would teach the students the secrets of their success. The then married El Moussas did not attend at least some seminars.
Christina Anstead (then El Moussa) told ABC News that she and Tarek are proud of their program.
"I stand by our product," she said. "It's our tool, it's our system, that's what Tarek and I are doing, I've heard very few complaints."