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Coupons are big business: More than 3,000 manufacturers distribute nearly 330 billion coupons worth an estimated $280 billion every year in an effort to help consumers save money. Coupons are useful when they save you money on what you're already...
Sun SentinelA scam is sending e-mails to real estate agents, asking they call in with personal information because their professional license is being suspended, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, the Florida Department of Business and Professional...
Tags: Theft, Politics, Email, Realty, Personal Data Collection
The Hartford CourantThe oldest scams never die. They just look for older victims. The Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes has been co-opted so frequently by con artists that the real Publishers Clearing House has a "scam busters" service to warn consumers. Does anyone...
The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space." But even these nuanced...
One good thing about being the victim of a widespread scam estimated to cost American consumers $2 billion a year: You don't feel like the only fool in the country. And in the matter of "cramming" — when shady text-message companies bill cell phone...
Some products make claims that are hard to believe. Take, for example, commercials you may have seen about books and videos that supposedly can teach your baby to read or a three-minute workout that will make your belly disappear. If you doubted those...
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
Balancing privacy and profits on the Internet is proving difficult. An industry leadership group was chartered last year to hammer out a universal "do not track" policy to protect Web surfers, whose personal data is collected as they move from site to...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe federal government wastes more money every day than I'll earn in a lifetime, but one thing Uncle Sam isn't springing for is your electric bill. Don't believe it if you get a text message, Twitter or Facebook message or......
Kirstie Alley visibly slimmed down during her run on Dancing With the Stars last year. The former Fat Actress star also said during appearances on QVC and in online promotional materials that a weight-loss product called Organic Liaison helped her drop...
Immigrant advocates are warning people who plan to apply for a work permit under a new federal immigration policy to beware of scammers and hold off on taking any formal action until more details emerge about how the program will work. The policy shift,...
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,&...
Oct 4, 2012 |Column| Herald Mail
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