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Feds Shut Down “Risk-Free” Online Marketing Scheme Peddling Golf, Kitchen Products

As we’ve mentioned before, many companies try to lure consumers into purchasing products — be it skincare treatments or weight-loss supplements — by plastering offers for… 479 more words

Retail Services

New Secret Shopper-Type Scam, Apparently Originating Out of Santa Clarita, Tricks Victims out of Thousands of Dollars

It’s a new twist on an old scam designed to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting consumers nationwide.

It used to be called the Secret Shopper scam. 556 more words

Local News

FTC warns about "Can you hear me now?" calls. Just hang up!

Your phone rings and the caller ID shows a number you don’t know. You answer it anyway and hear, “Can you hear me now?” It’s a pre-recorded… 267 more words


Does the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 apply to HOA corporations?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

The question of whether or not the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) applies to corporations of association-governed communities was addressed on a discussion group recently. 1,317 more words


Spammers Must Pay $500K After Using Hacked Emails To Push Diet Pills

Last summer, federal regulators charged the operators of an alleged spam scam of hijacking hacked email accounts to spread the word about a slew of unproven weight-loss products. 382 more words

Crime & Fraud

FTC: White Kidney Bean weight-loss products' firms made false claims

Weight loss products such as Original Pure Forskolin, an herb extract,  and Original White Kidney Bean aren’t what they were cracked up to be, and Oprah Winfrey didn’t endorse them either. 567 more words


Upromise membership reward service fined $500,000 for FTC violations

A membership reward service called Upromise, aimed at consumers trying to save for college, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a Federal Trade Commission order. 260 more words