November 22nd, 2019
In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that N.C.W.C., which markets auto service warranties provided by Palmer Administrative Services, sends misleading emails to consumers that bear the deceptive subject line “Important Hyundai service information” when the emails are actually advertisements for extended warranty coverage on automobiles. (George et al v. N.C.W.C., Inc. and
November 7th, 2019
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Unilever for allegedly misleadingly representing that Maille mustards are made in France when, according to plaintiffs, the mustards are made in Canada. (Culver et al v. Unilever United States, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-9263, C. D. CA.)
October 7th, 2019
In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Defenders, Inc. alleging that the company, which sells and installs home security systems, sends misleading emails to consumers. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the subject line of the emails state “Your ADT Monitored free* offer has arrived” while a lengthy disclosure in small font in the body
November 26th, 2018
GNC email misleads consumers on when its Cyber Monday deals expire.
June 8th, 2017
Ringless robocall provider seeks an exemption from the FCC.
April 15th, 2015
Know the red flags of a spam email. Your personal information could very well be at risk.
June 4th, 2014
We received a spam email regarding a winning ticket to the Canada-UK Lottery. The FTC warns that many scam operators are based in Canada, which is where this email is claiming to originate from. It is illegal to participate in foreign lotteries, says the FTC. The agency warns: “If you play a foreign lottery —
October 18th, 2013
We were forwarded this suspicious looking e-mail that pretends to be from Google, telling you that you’ve exceeded the e-mail quota limit. Something is pretty fishy, considering that a quota is a limit to begin with, and it’s also not possible to exceed a limit by definition. Also this e-mail was sent to an @mac.com
July 11th, 2013
The FTC is mailing out refunds to consumers who bought and filed valid claims on Skechers toning shoes.
May 22nd, 2013
E-mails saying you’ve won the Diversity Visa Lottery are likely scams.
June 13th, 2012
Ever wonder how much junk mail actually costs? In just one state – Massachusetts, the estimated cost to cities and towns to dispose of the catalogs, flyers, phone books, and other junk mail that gets thrown away every day is $20 million annually. And to make matters worse, sixty-five percent of the 308,000 tons of
May 15th, 2012
This e-mail links to a fake news site promoting a work-at-home scheme. From: —-@comcast.net Subject: Check this out Date: May 10, 2012 To: —-@gmail.com this is intense you should check this out http://www.tenews15.net/biz/?read=6104247
May 8th, 2012
Any e-mail claiming to need a foreign partner should set off your scam-dar. For more information on business opportunities, click here. From: “David Jacob” Sent: Friday, May 4, 2012 10:50:23 AM Subject: Respected friendRespected friend How are you? I hope everything is alright with you ? My name is David Jacob. my purpose of
May 8th, 2012
Sorry, the Vice President of Ghana doesn’t really want to give you $8 million out of the blue. The tip-offs? Poor grammar, request for nonsensical “RED SEALED stamp fee” of $550, and random inclusion of photoshopped passport (which they claim the recipient has requested). Do not reply. Do not send money. From: “vice president john
October 21st, 2011
Sending thousands or millions of e-mails takes little effort and costs spammers almost nothing. The cost to consumers, however, is huge; not just in the time it takes us to wade through…
October 14th, 2011
With landfills overfilling and the rise of both the internet and the green movement, it’s amazing how much unsolicited mail still arrives in mailboxes on a daily basis.
January 16th, 2020
The largest retailer in the world isn’t just turning a blind eye to the deceptive marketing of these products.
January 13th, 2020
Sketchy affiliate website promoting Snow Teeth Whitening comes down in wake of TINA.org inquiry.
January 9th, 2020
Walmart continues to mislead consumers looking to purchase American-made products.