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You Have Exceeded the Email Quota Limit

Published on October 18th, 2013 by TINA

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, ... Read More


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Instant Check Mate

Published on October 16th, 2013 by TINA

We recently received this e-mail. Our software prevents us from opening any of the links, but right off the bat it looks fishy. Here’s why: Public arrest records are already, well, public. How you can find ... Read More


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Degree Solutions

Published on October 15th, 2013 by TINA

It appears this is not so much an ad for an online bachelor's degree as it is a portal to other ads. ... Read More


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All Consumer Health News

Published on October 10th, 2013 by TINA

This online advertisement takes you to www.allconsumerhealthnews.com, a website that indeed looks a lot like a consumer health news site. It is not. It is an advertisement, as disclosures at the top and bottom of the ... Read More


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Instagram Food Pics

Published on October 8th, 2013 by TINA

Video plays on CBS’s site. So remember: Those tasty-looking pies you see on Instagram might be a compensated advertisement for a bakery or restaurant. Crafty marketers know you tune out most ads, but you do pay ... Read More


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Wellness Support Network

Published on October 7th, 2013 by TINA

Wellness Support Network sells dietary supplements, including a supplement for diabetes, on its website realfoodnutrients.com. Among other claims, Wellness Support Network says that the benefits of its diabetes supplement “Glucose Support Formula” include: – Helps Get ... Read More


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NoMoreRack.com

Published on October 3rd, 2013 by TINA

We got this e-mail from a (probably hacked) reader: Hi tips, Last week, I sent you $10 gift card. If you’re considering taking a look at nomorerack, I would suggest that you don’t wait much longer ... Read More


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Lasik Vision Institute

Published on September 30th, 2013 by TINA

We recently received an e-mail advertising services from the Lasik Vision Institute (LVI). Our anti- software blocked all of the links in the e-mail, which was a red flag, but going to the company’s website through ... Read More


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Reumofan

Published on September 26th, 2013 by TINA

USA TODAY published an investigation of popular arthritis supplement Reumofan this week — an investigation that found, basically, you want to stay away from Reumofan. [C]onsumers who buy Reumofan products are risking dangerous side effects and ... Read More


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Power 4 Patriots

Published on September 18th, 2013 by TINA

This online ad for Power 4 Patriots has all the buzzwords and formulas associated with scammy pitches: [authority groups] HATE this! Find out the one WEIRD trick that can save you thousands on your [something]. What ... Read More


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Urban Outfitters

Published on September 12th, 2013 by TINA

Urban Outfitters recently ran a promotion in which they gave out 10% off coupons alongside collectible pins in the mail. Here is the e-mail that ran with the physical mail offer: One TINA.org reader received the ... Read More


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Innovative Wealth Builders, INC

Published on September 11th, 2013 by TINA

Innovative Wealth Builders promised to cut credit card interest rates and save consumers thousands in debt. But … bum bum bum … they weren’t telling the truth. The company was accused of “misrepresenting credit card interest ... Read More


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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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