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Deceptive Marketing

Outrage of the Month: Peddling Bad Medicine With Deceptive Advertising

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Carome, M.D.

Too often, companies entice consumers into purchasing health care products based on deceptive advertisements that overstate the potential benefits of the products and omit key information about risks.

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

LOOK: This Sign Doesn't Mean What You Think

Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business

A jewelry retailer in Albuquerque, New Mexico has removed signs from its storefront that allegedly tricked customers into thinking the shop was going ...

Refunds Coming To Cardholders

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Money

(Reuters) - Discover Financial Services said its subsidiary, Discover Bank, will pay about $200 million to cardholders who bought certain credit-prot...

What Your Windows Aren't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

For advertisers, it's a sneaky trick to get you to buy their products. For consumers, it's called deception. The two key words savvy shoppers need...

Make Sure You Are Cyber Secure

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

It's a sad reality that some people will rip you off if you give them an opportunity. Here are tips for protecting your account information.

Reproductive Fraud? Sham Pregnancy Centers Face Pushback

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

It's increasingly difficult to figure out which of the numerous organizations claiming to offer "reproductive health services" actually provide termination referrals and which are merely sham clinics established by right-wing religious activists.

Avoiding Deceptive 'Opt-out' Online Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

Proverbs survive the test of time because of their universality. Take the adage, "One bad apple spoils the barrel." It teaches us that good people (or...