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If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund. Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Visa have established a joint effort to warn consumers about timeshare resale fraud. Timeshare resale scams have generated a lot of consumer complaints: the FTC says they've "more than doubled in recent years" and the...
The Hartford CourantWith the possible exception of mold, mice and in-laws, nothing is more difficult to get rid of than a timeshare. Scammers have found steady revenue by telling prospective timeshare sellers they've found a buyer. All it takes, of course, is an upfront fee...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickIt probably won't shock you that a top source of complaints to the Watchdog is car sales. Customers have come to me with all sorts of problems with both new and used car deals, including issues with dealers failing to......
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe makers of Four Loko will relabel their popular fruit-flavored malt beverage so drinkers know there's enough alcohol in the can to make them loco. A 23.5-ounce can of the drink, which is popular on Lehigh Valley college campuses, contains......
Money & CompanyReebok International Ltd. has agreed to pay $25 million in refunds to consumers to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that the company falsely claimed that its toning shoes and other products strengthened muscles. "Consumers expected to...
Company TownFTC sting operation found enforcement of entertainment ratings by retailers worst for music, best for video games....
Consumers continue to get dinged and, worse, surprised by "resort" fees that often aren't quoted upfront in the hotel booking process. This one lump-sum fee often covers such items as phone calls, bottled water, Internet access, access to the pool or...
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...
Content ManagerThe Attorneys General from 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement with the shoe company Skechers USA, Inc. which resolves claims the company made about their product. S kechers advertised that their...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit accusing several California auto loan modification operations of deceiving consumers with false promises and then leaving their cars to be repossessed. The agency alleged that Hope for Car Owners in Folsom and...
The U.S. is stepping up efforts to combat scams targeting the unemployed by promising jobs and the opportunity to "be your own boss," the Federal Trade Commission announced. Federal and state officials have brought actions — such as filing criminal...
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