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FTC Charges Gerber with Falsely Advertising Its Good Start Gentle Formula Protects Infants from Developing Allergies

October 30, 2014
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Agency Also Alleges Health Claims Were Not Approved by the FDA, as Advertised The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will...

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How to Protect Yourself after a Data Breach

October 30, 2014
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Data breaches have become a huge concern in America over the last year. Since Target’s massive breach in late 2013, major retail chains seem to be getting hacked on a regular basis. American banks and retailers are working to enhance their security systems, but...

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Ct Orders Lab To Shut Down Blood Collection Facilities

October 30, 2014
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Ct Orders Lab To Shut Down Blood Collection Facilities

By: Cara Rosner State health officials have ordered a New Jersey-based company to temporarily shut down its blood collection facilities in Connecticut because it has been operating them without the necessary state certificate. The state Department of Public Health this month issued a cease...

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Oceana Study Reveals Misrepresentation of America’s Favorite Seafood

October 30, 2014
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 30% of Shrimp Products Tested in Grocery Stores & Restaurants Misrepresented                                                                           Oceana released a new study today that reveals misrepresentation of America’s favorite seafood – shrimp – across the United States. In the only known study of its...

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Online Dating Service Agrees to Stop Deceptive Use of Fake Profiles

October 29, 2014
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In its first law enforcement action against an online dating service, the Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement that prohibits JDI Dating Ltd., an England-based company, from using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid...

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Feds Say AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

October 29, 2014
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Company “Throttles” Many Consumers Who Had Signed Up for Unlimited Data  The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for...

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Feds Shut Down New York-Based Tech Support Scam Business

October 26, 2014
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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as...

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Feds Stop Phantom Debt Scam That Targeted Spanish-Speaking Consumers Nationwide Defendants Took in at Least $2 Million Using Deceptive and Abusive Phone Calls

October 23, 2014
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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to collect money...

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Citibank to Provide Free Credit Scores to Cardholders

October 22, 2014
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Citibank will become the largest credit card issuer to provide free credit scores to their credit card customers. The bank will begin providing these scores on a monthly basis beginning in January. The scores will only be available online....

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