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Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Published on August 6th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA in July sent letters to 15 domestic and foreign companies telling them that their sale of diabetes treatments was illegal. The products, which had not been evaluated by the FDA, were sold online and ... Read More


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CCW Safe

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

This service offers legal protection should you shoot someone, but they don't give all the details. ... Read More


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Algaberry

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

The FDA sent a warning letter to Algaen Corporation over the marketing of their dietary supplement Algaberry earlier this year. The FDA determined that Algaen was advertising Algaberry as an unapproved drug with claims such as: ... Read More


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Purus Labs, Inc

Published on July 31st, 2013 by TINA

The FDA sent a warning letter to Formulife, Inc./Purus Labs, Inc., after the dietary supplement maker was found to be selling products containing DMAA, which has been banned by the FDA. DMAA is a potentially dangerous ... Read More


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Motley Fool – fool.com

Published on July 30th, 2013 by TINA

Here is an online ad we saw that looked suspicious: Clicking on the ad takes you to The Motley Fool, a financial advice website. But before you can watch the video and find out about THE ... Read More


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How Life Works

Published on July 29th, 2013 by TINA

This is not an ad alert for life in general — life’s not fair, get over it. But we at TINA.org are trying to make the ads a little more fair. So this is instead an ... Read More


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Best Buy Black Friday

Published on July 29th, 2013 by TINA

If an electronics store sends you an email advertising a $2200 television as being on-sale for $999, should you actually be able to buy the television at the $999 price? TINA.org twitter follower @JohnJohnson777 thought so, ... Read More


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Nordic Hair Volume

Published on July 26th, 2013 by TINA

Nordic makes the dietary supplement “Hair Volume” that, surprise, promises to increase your hair volume. Nordic had been advertising the supplement with claims that included the following: “Hair Volume is based on vitamins, minerals and innovative ... Read More


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The Oxford Club

Published on July 24th, 2013 by TINA

The Oxford Club claims to have exclusive hold on new technology that you need to invest in right away. And this newly developed substance could render all computers, smart phones, tablets, and hi-def TVs instantly obsolete. ... Read More


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American Home Shield

Published on July 22nd, 2013 by TINA

We got this spam email: This set off our suspicious-o-meter for a few reasons. First, it’s a spam email. Rarely does anything good come from spam emails. Second, the erratic capitalization and missing spaces (e.g., stayComfortable) ... Read More


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Student Loan Forgiveness

Published on July 18th, 2013 by TINA

Students struggling to pay off college loans might find this advertisement’s promise of reducing payments by 90 percent quite attractive. But before you send any information, you should be wary of several claims and tactics used ... Read More


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eMug by eWater.com

Published on July 18th, 2013 by TINA

Sometimes only one or two claims about a product seem suspicious. And then sometimes every single claim seems suspicious. The claims eWater.com makes about its eMug — only $84.50! — fall decidedly into the second category. ... Read More


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Term Life Savings

Published on July 16th, 2013 by TINA

We recently received this e-mail apparently offering term life insurance. From: TermLifeInsurance <newslerre@essendant.recroy.com> Date: July 16, 2013 1:11:22 PM EDT To: Subject: USD 500k LifeInsurancePolicy for USD 20 Term LifeSavings USD500,000 oflifeInsurance as 1ow asUSD 1.00 ... Read More


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Best Yet!

Published on July 16th, 2013 by TINA

Best Yet!, a line of cedar-oil-based products claiming to treat and prevent bed bugs and lice, agreed to enter into a settlement with the FTC over allegedly deceptive advertising claims that overhyped the effectiveness of Best ... Read More


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Reiki Energy Healing

Published on July 16th, 2013 by TINA

Reiki is an “energy healing” method based on the idea that the body is surrounded by an energy field that cannot be measured by traditional scientific methods. This energy field or force is called ki in ... Read More


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Herbs of Light

Published on July 12th, 2013 by TINA

Herbs of Light advertised a number of its supplements with drug-like claims. The FDA was none too happy, and in June, it sent a warning letter to the company telling Herbs of Light to stop selling its ... Read More


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Work-at-Home Opportunities

Published on July 11th, 2013 by TINA

“View a variety of legitimate work at home [sic] from all over the web,” says this spam email. “Start making money online from your home today,” it goes on. Clicking on the link in the email ... Read More


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ICLS.net

Published on July 11th, 2013 by TINA

We recently received this e-mail concerning a search engine ranking report. From: “ICLS” <submit@icls.net> Date: July 11, 2013 7:50:20 AM EDT To: <——> Subject: ICLS Submission Instructions – Ref#: 20193815 Your subscription has been received for ... Read More


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Fiore Antifungal Nail Lacquer

Published on July 10th, 2013 by TINA

Fiore makes a number of claims about their “Antifungal Nail Lacuqer,” including: prevents nail fungus without sacrificing fashion and personal style preferences produces high-quality products that are FDA-registered and proven effective in the fight against nail ... Read More


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