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Influencer or Scammer? Instagram Celebrity Accused of Not Delivering Paid-for Services

  • Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sued Instagram influencer Casey Olivera, a/k/a Dana Chanel, related individuals, and companies owned and operated by Chanel over allegations that Chanel misled consumers about goods and services she promoted through social media in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
  • The complaint alleges that Chanel promoted various goods and services—including credit repair services and mobile app development services—to her social media followers, including nearly 800,000 Instagram followers, but failed to deliver the goods and services to customers after purchase.
  • The complaint seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, restitution, disgorgement, civil money penalties, and attorney’s fees and costs, among other things.