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  • A reminder to think twice about buying health products that promise amazing results

     
    The old adage about offers sounding too good to be true should be on your mind all the time, but especially when you see products advertised as cures for your ailments. The Federal Trade Commission said a court recently ordered......
  • Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion

    Albertsons parent Cerberus is buying Safeway for more than $9 billion
    Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock. Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
  • 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,...
  • Don't be a big loser and fall for weight-loss gimmicks

    Three weeks into the new year, if you're losing steam with your resolution to get in shape, don't put down the weights and pick up creams, pills, drops or powders that promise to drop your weight. There's a fat chance those products alone are your answer....
  • Court ruling should stop robocalls to your cellphone

    If your wireless phone keeps ringing with annoying automated calls from businesses you'd rather not talk to, you now may have the power to stop some of them. All you have to do is ask. A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that...
  • Don't fall prey to Obamacare scammers

    If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone. The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
  • FTC orders weight-loss firm Sensa Products to return $26.5 million

    FTC orders weight-loss firm Sensa Products to return $26.5 million
    The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday cracked down on Sensa Products, an El Segundo company that sells a weight-loss powder that users sprinkle on food to help curb their appetite. The powder, which is marketed as activating the part of the brain that...
  • FTC cracks down on California weight-loss firm for deceptive marketing

    FTC cracks down on California weight-loss firm for deceptive marketing
    Federal regulators Tuesday ordered a California-based fad weight-loss company to return $26.5 million to consumers who bought its product — a sprinkle-on powder for food that promised users would lose weight without exercising. Sensa Products,...
  • Are hidden hotel fees about to check out?

    Are hidden hotel fees about to check out?
    After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...
  • FTC accuses company of defrauding fraud victims

    FTC accuses company of defrauding fraud victims
    An Arizona company that offered to help fraud victims recover stolen money instead defrauded them again by selling worthless do-it-yourself kits that cost hundreds of dollars, the Federal Trade Commission said. Business Recovery Services of Mesa, Ariz.,...
  • Target breach: Senator calls for probe, shopper perception sinks

    Target breach: Senator calls for probe, shopper perception sinks
    Target continues to suffer blow-back from the breach of up to 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts it disclosed last week, as consumer perception of the chain plunges and calls for an investigation intensify. In a Sunday letter to the...