Acai and colon products supposedly touted by Oprah Winfrey and Rachel Ray a scam, says FTC

As many as 1 million U.S. consumers could have been scammed out of up to $100 million with acai berry and colon cleaners with phony endorsements from Rachael Ray and Oprah Winfrey, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said. The FTC announced it has sued the Arizona company making the claims and that a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago has frozen the company's assets.

The judge ordered Central Coast Nutraceuticals Inc. of Phoenix to temporarily stop Internet sales of AcaiPure and Colopure products. FTC consumer protection bureau director, David Vladeck, said the consumers losses are related to be both the ads and deceptive billing practices.