Washington, DC: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reached a $2 million settlement with the creators and marketers of the Lumosity "brain training"program. The FTC charges alleged that Luminosity deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Luminosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.
Specifically, the FTC charged the company with making claims that were not supported by science, including claims that using Luminosity : improves performance in school, work, and athletics; delays age-related mental decline and protects against dementia and Alzheimer' disease; helps those with ADHD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other health conditions.
As part of the settlement, Lumos Labs, the company behind Luminosity, will pay $2 million in redress and will notify subscribers of the FTC action and provide them with an easy way to cancel their auto-renewal to avoid future billing.
Eligible Luminosity subscribers were notified by email. You were eligible for a refund if you signed up between Jan 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, and spent at least $239 total on your subscription.