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Caprice Marketing

Published on September 4th, 2013 by TINA

At the request of the FTC, a U.S. District Court recently halted the operations and froze the assets of Caprice Marketing, a company that advertised payday loans but instead charged consumers $30 fees for nothing. The ... Read More


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Athlete Twitter Pages

Published on September 4th, 2013 by TINA

Bryce Harper, 20-year-old outfielder for the Washington Nationals and the 2012 Rookie of the Year in the National League, has already starred in ads for car insurance and workout gear. But is Harper’s Twitter account one ... Read More


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Education and Career Center

Published on September 3rd, 2013 by TINA

This spam email we got is fishy. First, the strange spacing in the email. Second, the address on the bottom doesn’t look to be real. We don’t think anyone ever gets an email offering them free ... Read More


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Kids Live Safe

Published on August 28th, 2013 by TINA

From: Kids Live Safe <newsletters@terravore.net> Date: August 28, 2013 12:53:29 PM EDT To: Subject: Neighborhood ChildPredatorAlert In YourArea  Kids Live Safe  Dear Neighbor, Did you hear? There are registered child offenders in our neighborhood? The website ... Read More


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Herbal Papaya

Published on August 28th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA sent a warning letter to Herbal Papaya after the company promoted supplements with therapeutic claims on its website. Companies can’t make such claims about supplements without the FDA’s drug-approval process giving the okay. The ... Read More


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Bosley Hair Restoration

Published on August 26th, 2013 by TINA

Bosley advertises its hair transplant operation with TV and Internet spots, and even the occasional spam email. But while the operation does work for some, Robert Bernstein, the clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University who ... Read More


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QuiBids

Published on August 23rd, 2013 by TINA

Ever see a like this one? QuiBids is an auction site, but it may not be as great a deal as it seems, and many consumers are worried it’s a scam. Everyone has to pay to ... Read More


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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Published on August 23rd, 2013 by TINA

Oxygen is good for you. So it follows that lots of oxygen must be great for you, right? A hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which allows your body to take in three times the oxygen it normally can, ... Read More


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Sunfield High School

Published on August 21st, 2013 by TINA

Sunfield High School, an online high school, offers to test you and send you a high school diploma for $249. But it’s a scam. Sunfield High School claims to be by the “Universal Accreditation Agency for ... Read More


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Roxy.com

Published on August 20th, 2013 by TINA

A reader submitted this tip concerning a Roxy.com promotion. Roxy apparently sent out an e-mail for a one-day 25% off sale, but the reader received it too late to use it. The promotion was for August ... Read More


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DrFuhrman.com Immunotect

Published on August 20th, 2013 by TINA

From the continuing chronicles of supplements making outrageous claims: DrFuhrman.com pitched its Immunotect dietary supplement with claims that it could attack “cancerous cells” and had “anti-cancer effects.” The Council for Responsible Nutrition challenged those claims and ... Read More


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Xtreme Muscle Pro

Published on August 20th, 2013 by TINA

Xtreme Muscle Pro, a fitness supplement, makes a lot of ridiculous-sounding claims on its website (“Convert fat to muscle!” “Hydrate blood cells!” and best of all, “More than 1 ingredient!”), but aside from that, ordering it ... Read More


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President’s Refi Program

Published on August 19th, 2013 by TINA

This article sets off our suspci-o-meter for a couple of reasons. The phrase: “This one weird/easy/ridiculously easy trick” is almost always for something scammy. We don’t think the president can snap his fingers and save you ... Read More


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CCW Safe Comment on TINA.org

Published on August 15th, 2013 by TINA

Advertisements are everywhere — sometimes they even appear in our own website’s comment section. On our original ad alert for CCW Safe — a self-defense, legal defense subscription service — a CCW Safe representative left an 850-word comment ... Read More


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First American Home Warranty

Published on August 14th, 2013 by TINA

This e-mail claims to be from a home warranty company, but none of the links function through our anti- software. Ignoring unsolicited offers is usually the right choice. If you are interested in home warranties, do ... Read More


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Factor 2 by Force Factor

Published on August 14th, 2013 by TINA

Hey it’s another “one weird trick” and “[group of professionals] hate him” ad. This web ad is for Force Factor, a supplement that claims to boost your body’s ability to produce nitric oxide. We guess the ... Read More


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Western Sky Financial

Published on August 12th, 2013 by TINA

New York State’s attorney general filed suit this week against Western Sky Financial, a payday lender claiming connections to American Indian tribes. According to the New York Times, the suit alleges that Western Sky and its ... Read More


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Powerball

Published on August 12th, 2013 by TINA

  This week’s Powerball lottery jackpot was $448 million. $448 million is a lot of money. You might win the lottery, but you’re totally definitely not going to win the lottery. If you do win, which you ... Read More


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