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Cramming operation shut down, ordered to pay back $38 million

No one likes spending money on things they never agreed to pay for, or “agreed” through some type of trickery. One of the most frustrating scams out there right now is called “cramming,” where a telemarketer calls businesses and other consumers to “verify information,” takes whatever answer the person gives as a “yes” and adds a monthly charge to their phone bill. 265 more words

Social Media Marketing – New FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Guidance On Generating “Buzz”

For the first time since it issued its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising in 2009, the FTC has provided new guidance on the use of social media to generate consumer interest (or “buzz”) in a brand. 685 more words

Communication Media & Internet

Be you by Heather Bixler

Be you by Heather Bixler

April 21, 2014 by Jennifer Deffendall

It’s a four week bible study.  4 short chapters.  There were 3 things that caught my eye.  1,538 more words

Federal Trade Commission

Teen social media influencers are raking in six figures while you sleep

Take in for a second the fact that a 20-year old Manhattan girl with 1.4 million Instagram followers has a two-product endorsement deal for posting endless photos of her derriere. 437 more words

Social Media

Debt Relief Scams and How to Manage Your Debt



After someone tagged my name “Penny Rielly” with a debt relief scam, I decided to look into the ways that people are getting scammed and what real recourse someone has for getting help with getting a handle on their debt. 369 more words

Dystopia - Society that is Undesirable or Frightening

Those looking for a clever and original thriller need look no further than The Word Exchange, the debut novel by author Alena Graedon.  Successful suspense comes from writers that take ordinary things we consider harmless in day to day life, and turn them into something unsettling or menacing.   335 more words

Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech… 1,028 more words