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Television Ads

Max My Speed

Published on May 13th, 2014 by TINA

MaxMySpeed pitches itself as the best solution for a slow PC. But many computer experts trash programs like MaxMySpeed as a scam, one that confuses PC owners into thinking they need to pay to fix non-existent ... Read More

Television Ads

My Clean PC

Published on May 13th, 2014 by TINA

MyCleanPC pitches itself as the best solution for a struggling PC. But many computer experts trash MyCleanPC as a scam, one that confuses PC owners into thinking they need to pay to fix non-existent problems. Ars ... Read More

Television Ads


Published on April 1st, 2014 by TINA

Three points here: 1. That “complimentary bottle” isn’t complimentary; there’s a in there. You’re on the hook for shipping and handling, and if you fail to call Nugenix and cancel the “autoship” program within 18 days, ... Read More

Television Ads

Ashford University

Published on March 31st, 2014 by TINA

“I think this is a scam, an absolute scam,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said of Bridgepoint, the parent company of the for-profit Ashford University, during a Senate hearing in 2011. So there’s that. Senator Harkin described ... Read More

Television Ads

Activia “Dare to Feel Good”

Published on March 28th, 2014 by TINA

Fact: You have to eat a lot of Activia to feel any digestive benefits, and Dannon has gotten into trouble with the FTC before over health claims about its yogurt. This commercial’s fine print notes that ... Read More

Television Ads

Laser Spine Institute

Published on March 5th, 2014 by TINA

The Laser Spine Institute bills itself as the “experts in outpatient, minimally invasive neck and back surgery” and claims in ads that “97% of patients state they would recommend Laser Spine Institute to a friend or ... Read More

Television Ads

Funeral Advantage

Published on February 26th, 2014 by TINA

Here’s an ad that runs constantly on television: The TV spot shows text over a grey background with a female voiceover explaining the benefits of Funeral Advantage. Here’s what Funeral Advantage really is: It’s a life ... Read More

Television Ads

eHarmony vs.

Published on February 25th, 2014 by TINA

Dating website eHarmony claims in its television and web ads that it makes more marriages than anyone else. Dating website claims in its television and web ads that it leads to more marriages than anyone ... Read More

Television Ads

Chase Cash-Back Card

Published on February 18th, 2014 by TINA

Chase advertised its Freedom Rewards Credit Card as a way for consumers to earn 5% cash back … on select purchases with a $75 cash-back limit each quarter. Capital One, a competitor, challenged Chase’s advertising with ... Read More

Television Ads

Do Snickers Really Satisfy?

Published on February 14th, 2014 by TINA

From the “well, duh” department: Snickers, a candy bar, advertises itself as a snack that satisfies hunger in a series of ads that claim “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” But does Snickers really satisfy? Maybe ... Read More

Television Ads

Credit Karma

Published on February 13th, 2014 by TINA

Credit Karma advertises its website as a way to access your credit score for free. But whether Credit Karma’s service is “free” depends on how you want to define “free.” Here’s one way: Credit Karma will ... Read More

Television Ads

LEGO Lord of the Ring Pirate Ship Ambush

Published on December 11th, 2013 by TINA

Perhaps you’ve braved the Paths of the Dead under the White Mountains and summoned the oathbreakers, the Dead Men of Dunharrow cursed by Isildur to remain in Middle-earth after failing to fight as promised at the ... Read More

Television Ads

Instant 20/20

Published on December 10th, 2013 by TINA

Are you a leering old man at the pool? Would you like to leer with clearer vision? Well Instant 20/20 may be the product for you. Unless you have astigmatism, as 47% of prescription glasses wearers ... Read More

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