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Pets

Don’t Let Some Ads Get the Best of Your Pet

Published on January 27th, 2012 by TINA

  The market for pet-related products has soared in the past decade.  The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that the industry now generates over $50 billion in sales annually, an increase of nearly 80% in ... Read More


Health

It’s Not Just a Phone, It’s a Medical Device

Published on January 26th, 2012 by TINA

Close to 15,000 people were duped into buying phone apps that were touted as curing acne.  Using deceptive advertising, the marketers of two different apps were able to convince acne sufferers that the health of their ... Read More


Auto

Best Bets for Buying a Car or Truck

Published on January 23rd, 2012 by TINA

Over $10 billion a year is spent on advertising cars and trucks, which results in an endless stream of television, Internet, and print ads promoting the almighty auto. Some of the ads from the automakers are ... Read More


Auto

Maintenance Plans

Published on January 23rd, 2012 by TINA

Maintenance plans – also commonly referred to as “service plans” – are sold by car dealerships at the time of purchase (leases include a scheduled maintenance plan) and are sometimes offered for free as an incentive ... Read More


Auto

To lease or to buy? The Age Old Auto Debate

Published on January 23rd, 2012 by TINA

The age-old debate: to lease or to buy?  We could go on and on about depreciation and interest costs, what you’re paying for in a lease versus what you’re paying for in a purchase (and over ... Read More


Credit & Loans

Ameriquest: Success or Scam?

Published on January 21st, 2012 by TINA

An American Success Story Between 1990 and 2008, was one of the most successful, lucrative business operations in the United States – an enormous success story.  The loans that the company originated during that time made ... Read More


Business

Business Opportunities May Not be Opportunities at All

Published on January 21st, 2012 by TINA

Business opportunities can be appealing to many consumers because they offer people a chance to be their own boss.  In addition, these opportunities frequently claim to provide a fail-proof, “turn-key” business, complete with all the materials ... Read More


Business

The Ups and Downs of Day Trading

Published on January 21st, 2012 by TINA

Day trading opportunities seize upon the excitement of the stock market to capture the imagination of people who find the idea of working for themselves and making their own fortune highly appealing. What is Day Trading? ... Read More


Credit & Loans

Credit Repair

Published on January 20th, 2012 by TINA

How much do you know about ?  Let’s test your knowledge and see if you can separate fact from fiction: True or False?  A credit repair company can fix your credit problems with a quick phone ... Read More


Credit & Loans

Fine Print in Credit & Loan Ads

Published on January 20th, 2012 by TINA

If you’ve ever had the stamina to sit down and try to read a credit card disclosure statement (often the size of a paperback novel), you know that the can be particularly bewildering.  We’ve highlighted a ... Read More


Travel

Total up the Real Toll in Travel Offers

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

When you’re thinking about planning your dream vacation to the Caribbean, the last thing you want to worry about is getting ripped-off.  But, unfortunately, crooks exist everywhere and the world of traveling is no exception. What ... Read More


Legal Services

Protect Your Assets from Estate Planning Scams

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

There are many different kinds of legal services out there, but there’s one kind that is particularly susceptible to deceptive advertising: estate planning.  Estate planning protects your assets after you die. The two main estate planning ... Read More


Jewelry & Art

What do Jewelry and Art Have in Common?

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

What do jewelry and art have in common?  They both are  easily subject to particular types of deceptive advertising. Here’s a look at five kinds of advertising deception to watch for when buying art and jewelry: ... Read More


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