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iTriage App

Published on July 21st, 2016 by TINA

Health care app makes changes to data collection disclosures following self-regulatory review. ... Read More


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Tinder

Published on April 13th, 2015 by TINA

Class-action lawsuit takes a swipe at online dating app's new policy to charge for unlimited likes.... Read More


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Gatorade Mobile App

Published on January 29th, 2014 by TINA

Whether Gatorade is a better choice than water for athletes depends on the duration and intensity of the exercise, says science. Either way, we’re pretty sure water is not “the enemy” of performance. But Gatorade, in ... Read More


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Invest in Penny Stocks?

Published on January 24th, 2014 by TINA

We received this spam text message on our phone. Pros: – It’s clearly marked as SPAM, so we guess there’s a point for honesty. – The link does simply take you to the sign-up page for ... Read More


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Solution Tech Support

Published on September 9th, 2013 by TINA

A staff member at TINA.org recently received a call from someone claiming to be a tech support specialist. The conversation went something like this: THEM (staticky connection, blocked phone number, foreign accent): Hello, I am calling ... Read More


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Sterling Precious Metals

Published on August 23rd, 2013 by TINA

The FTC has banned Sterling Precious Metals from selling precious metals after the telemarketing company conned nearly $5 million from elderly consumers. Sterling Precious Metals allegedly promised customers they could profit by investing in precious metals ... Read More


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The Tax Club

Published on August 23rd, 2013 by TINA

In January, the Federal Trade Commission and the New York and Florida Attorneys General charged The Tax Club’s telemarketing operation with deceiving consumers who mistakenly believed its services would help their home-based business succeed.  The company ... Read More


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Fake Government Calls

Published on August 7th, 2013 by TINA

A number of people in the immigrant community have been receiving calls and text messages from people falsely claiming to be government agents. The callers often claimed to be from Immigration Service (the real agency is ... Read More


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Robocall Medical Alert Systems

Published on July 18th, 2013 by TINA

The FTC is warning consumers about illegal robocalls that pitch unwanted safety alert systems for older adults. The calls disguise themselves as a local number. If you pick up, the pre-recorded call pitches a “free” safety ... Read More


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A Cruise to the Bahamas for 2!

Published on June 25th, 2013 by TINA

From our cellphone: Because who doesn’t get random text messages giving them free trips to the Bahamas. Don’t reply to texts like these. Just delete them, because they are scams.... Read More


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Firefighters Charitable Foundation

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

Firefighters Charitable Foundation placed fifth in the Tampa Bay Times list of the worst charities in America. According to the report, “over the past decade, [Firefighters Charitable Foundation’s] professional solicitors have been the biggest beneficiaries. From ... Read More


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American Breast Cancer Foundation

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

The American Breast Cancer Foundation was recently named to a list of America’s worst charities by The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The charity solicits donations for breast cancer screenings, but until ... Read More


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