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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


Employment

Modeling Opportunity May Just Take Your Dough

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

There’s nothing like a stranger telling you that you should be a model to boost your self-esteem.  And there’s nothing like falling for a trap and losing your hard-earned money to destroy your confidence.  And that’s ... Read More


Environmental

Green or Shady: Eco Friendly Scams

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

We’ve all seen and heard the terms “green,” “eco-friendly,” “natural,” “environmentally safe,” and “ozone friendly” in ads or on product labels.  Marketers across the globe have used these terms to make consumers believe that their products ... Read More


Weight Loss

The Lure of the Before and After

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

The ubiquitous before and after shot is a staple of the industry, where even minor weight loss is exaggerated in the way that the photographs are presented.  The before shots typically feature someone in ugly, dull ... Read More


Beauty

Hair-raising Hair Product Ads

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

Want to know the secret behind the lustrous, voluminous, “salon beautiful” hair that is featured in some television and print ads for hair products today?  Extensions!  Yup, fake hair.  Well, maybe not entirely fake since some ... Read More


Beauty

It All Starts with a Good Foundation

Published on January 10th, 2012 by TINA

Socrates said that “beauty is a short-lived tyranny,” but cosmetic companies will have you believing otherwise.  The vast majority of ads for foundation feature celebrities and models, regardless of age, who have been airbrushed to perfection…and ... Read More


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