June 7th, 2016
A TINA.org investigation has cataloged over 200 instances in which Nerium and/or its distributors have made or referenced unusual earnings claims that lack appropriate legal disclosures. The first 100+ of the examples below were collected by TINA.org during its initial investigation that concluded in June 2016. The second 100+ examples below were collected by TINA.org
June 23rd, 2015
Officials fine lender $250K for alleged misleading mailings to service members and veterans.
January 8th, 2015
What are the hidden costs of solar leases?
October 20th, 2014
In October 2014, a federal judge approved a $20,350,000 settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against ING Bank . The complaint, which was originally filed in 2011, alleges, among other things, that the company represents that borrowers can reset the interest rate on their mortgages at any time for a low, fixed cost ($500
July 1st, 2014
Website with name similar to government mortgage program is filling inboxes. What is it after?
March 6th, 2014
Don’t fall for these top frauds. Arm yourself with info this National Consumer Protection Week.
February 25th, 2014
The new tricks targeting old dogs.
January 30th, 2014
A majority have faced false-ad challenges within past five years.
October 31st, 2013
Newsmax Media, a website that claims to be a news site, sells newsletter subscriptions and is currently pitching the Franklin Prosperity Report as a way to get “Free Stuff and Great Bargain Adventures for People Over 50.” Newsmax promises to tell subscribers about: – An often overlooked government program that could give you free health
July 16th, 2013
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June 12th, 2013
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 refinance could lower a homeowner’s monthly payment but not on how the new loan could actually increase the interest
March 8th, 2013
Agency charges 29 with alleged scams.
March 7th, 2013
Sweepstakes and lotteries may be scams in disguise.
November 20th, 2012
Under a continued crackdown on scams called “Operation Lost Opportunity” the cited seven companies in November 2012 for misrepresenting how much money people could make through the business opportunities, as well as other violations. The companies were: Shopper Systems, LLC: The FTC said the company offered lists of merchants seeking mystery shoppers in a buyer’s
March 15th, 2012
Perhaps no segment of our economy is more confusing to the normal, everyday consumer than financial services. Whether it’s the lingo, such as , HECM, , etc., the laws, or the tricky fine print, many of us don’t have a clear understanding of what we’re getting into when applying for credit or loans, which makes
January 21st, 2012
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 the dream of home ownership possible for millions of Americans. At one point, Ameriquest was one of America’s 500
January 10th, 2012
Congress created the CFPB after the 2009 financial crisis to regulate mortgages, student loans, credit cards, and other financial products and services used by consumers.
January 10th, 2012
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 extensions are actually made with real hair (much of which comes from temples in India). Example 1: L’Oréal’s Elvive
October 1st, 2011
Spot an ad that you think has issues? Want to complain to a federal agency? Here’s a topic-by-topic list of federal agencies that deal with deceptive advertising. (Note that sometimes more than one agency deals with a certain type of advertisement or label, which can get confusing. When in doubt, it’s safest to complain to