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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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BPI Sports

Published on August 9th, 2013 by TINA

BPI Sports, a supplement company, discontinued some of its advertising claims after the claims were challenged by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. asked BPI Sports to substantiate claims about their products, including: – Go Performance Pre-Training ... Read More


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Laugh & Learn

Published on August 8th, 2013 by TINA

CCFC has filed complaints with the FTC against Fisher-Price and Open Solutions for misleading marketing of “Laugh and Learn” educational mobile and tablet apps. ... Read More


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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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