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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, sold by Gurwitch Products, advertised in print and on the web that it was • “The #1 selling Tinted Moisturizer.*” *Based on The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. volume sales in prestige retail ... Read More


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Bank of America

Published on June 12th, 2013 by TINA

A direct mail advertisement by Bank of America promoting low refinancing rates for homeowners has some consumer advocates concerned the materials may be misleading. American Banker reported this week that the ads focused on how the ... Read More


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Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme driver

Published on June 12th, 2013 by TINA

Golf club maker Callaway said that their Razr Fit Xtreme driver was the “longest driver in golf” in print and web advertisements. Callaway tested five drivers to back up its claim. But , the advertising industry’s ... Read More


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Get It Up

Published on June 11th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has advised consumers not to buy “Get It Up,” a sexual-enhancement product that contains a hidden drug ingredient. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Get It Up” contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved ... Read More


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Altasource LLC DBA Metalabs LLC

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has cited Altasource, LLC, for advertising therapeutic claims on their products “Respiratory Response,” “African Mango,” “Coffee Black Salve,” and “Meta-cell.” These products are supplements, not drugs, and thus cannot claim to treat, prevent, or cure ... Read More


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Great Value Lactose Free Milk

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

A reader submitted the following tip concerning Great Value Lactose-Free Reduced Fat 2% Milk from Wal-Mart: We came across this after my wife consumed the Walmart brand Lactose Free milk and suffered a bad reaction, typical ... Read More


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Entrenet Nutritionals, Inc.

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

According to a warning letter from the FDA, Entrenet Nutritionals is advertising four different nutritional supplements as drugs in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because of the therapeutic claims it makes about the ... Read More


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Nestlé’s Original Fat Free Coffee-mate Creamer

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

This Creamer claims to be fat-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free, and its nutritional label lists no fat, cholesterol, sodium, or sugar. But the CSPI investigated: No fat or sugar? In fact, this product has both. It’s just ... Read More


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Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse 12 Grain Bread

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

This bread from Pepperidge Farm is “12 Grain,” but it’s made mostly with refined white flour. Whole grain is not the same as 12 grain or multigrain, and consumers looking for whole grain products should check ... Read More


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LPL Financials draws regulators’ eyes

Published on March 26th, 2013 by TINA

LPL Financial has grown into the fourth-largest brokerage firm in the U.S. and the largest in rural parts of the country. The firm, however, is drawing the attention of state and federal regulators with alarming regularity. ... Read More


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CT Officials Warn about Bogus Lottery Checks

Published on December 10th, 2012 by TINA

State officials in Connecticut are warning consumers about a postal scam in which residents are being notified that they’ve “won” a lottery. But what they receive is really a bogus government check bearing the state’s seal. The ... Read More


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Free Tablet Has a Catch

Published on December 3rd, 2012 by TINA

This notice sent by mail for a free Tablet may seem exciting at first, but there’s a catch. In order to receive your “New 7″ Tablet,” you must attend a 90-minute pitch for DirectBuy of Greater ... Read More


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The Magical White Roughy

Published on September 19th, 2012 by TINA

Here’s a sign advertising “White Roughy” at Stew Leonards, a CT/NY supermarket chain.  Apparently, “Kids Love It!” and the price is right at $4.99/lb.  The only problem – there’s no such thing as White Roughy.  In ... Read More


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What to Know about this Vehicle Notice

Published on May 22nd, 2012 by TINA

This official-looking postcard warns recipients that their warranty is about to expire, and that if they want to continue coverage, they must call the company’s hotline. If you have questions about your vehicle’s warranty, do not ... Read More


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No Need to Pay for a Government Refund

Published on May 18th, 2012 by TINA

This postcard advertises a supposed government job opportunity. Unfortunately, this job is not actually with the government but with a third party that helps to process Federal Housing Administration refund applications for a fee.  However, the U.S. ... Read More


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Look Alike Yellow Pages

Published on May 18th, 2012 by TINA

United Directories wants you to pay  $300 to be listed in its version of the yellow pages. But this is not the traditional yellow pages that you’re used to getting each year at your home. In ... Read More


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