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  • Consumer, Environmental Groups Call for MPG Regulation in Car Ads

     
    Ever get annoyed when car ads hype pie-in-the-sky mpg figures? Well, you aren't alone. Advertisements are notorious for shilling highway-only mpg, sometimes for specific trims that aren't widely available. Witness a Mazda commercial from 2012 that blared 35 mp
  • Ways for veterans to avoid financial fraudsters

     
    ?? Veterans give a lot??for this country. They shouldn't also be vulnerable??to scammers that target them, the Better Business Bureau says, and offers the following tips: Beware??firms that??charge??for products and services that are available??receive...

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013
    Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them. The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...

    Oreck to pay consumers $700,000 for unfounded health claims

    The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...

    Adjusting for life in the world of Big Data

     Adjusting for life in the world of Big Data
    The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms." Lynda Adams wasn't upset to receive such a pitch, even though she didn't have neuropathy, a diabetes-related nerve disorder, and even though the meal, at a...