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Allergy Tests and Fraudulent Results: Admits he cheated his clients out of $5.9 million

Allergy Tests and Fraudulent Results: Admits he cheated his clients out of $5.9 million

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to running a fraudulent allergy testing service that lasted for several months.

Between September 2018 and April 2019, Kyle Tsui (41 years old) carried out a scheme to deceive his company's customers by selling food and environmental allergy testing services on his company's website.

The allergy testing company has been actively promoting its “highly rated, best-selling allergy and intolerance test,” claiming to be able to determine the body’s reaction to “800 different foods and environmental substances” using a simple hair sample.

Investigators discovered that the hair samples were not analysed, but were simply thrown in the trash once they were received by Mr. Cui's company. Customers would then receive false results, identifying some foods and environmental factors as “safe” while others were supposed to be avoided due to customers’ supposed allergies.

The Department of Justice revealed that Mr. Cui defrauded more than 88,000 customers and made approximately $5.9 million through these fraudulent hair tests. The man is originally from Ontario, and now faces more than twenty years in prison as well as a fine of more than $4 million, according to information provided by police. Toronto Sun.

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