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Bogus Pharmacy Card Scam Hit Thousands

The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit in federal court to halt a scam that drained millions of dollars out of thousands of consumers' checking accoun...

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How New is Your New Mattress?

Beware the Mattress Mafia

A former mattress seller with 15 years in the business describes this epidemic as "mattress re-selling" and traces the origins of the problem to good old c...

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Study Confirms Mold Causes Health Problems

New research indicates that otherwise healthy people are more likely to develop symptoms of asthma and other disorders if their homes are damp and moldy

New research indicates that otherwise healthy people are more likely to develop symptoms of asthma and other disorders if their homes are damp and moldy....

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Smoking Harms Nearly Every Organ, Surgeon General Finds

It's Worse Than You Thought

Smoking Harms Nearly Every Organ, Surgeon General Finds...

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Minnesota Facility Commingled Sex Offenders with Vulnerable Adults

Minnesota Facility Commingled Sex Offenders with Vulnerable Adults...

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Scam Artists Target Medicare Drug Cards

Scam Artists Target Medicare Drug Cards...

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Florida Court Orders AT&T; Refunds

Stops AT&T "dead in its tracks," attorney general claims

A Florida court has ordered AT&T to refund wrongful charges to Florida consumers no later than June 15. AT&T also faces legal action in Minnesota and Calif...

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Medicare Boosts HMO Payments

Medicare Boosts HMO Payments...

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"Tree Lounge" Recalled

CESSO, LLC, is recalling about 15,000 Tree Lounge tree stand levelers. If the Tree Lounge is subjected to significant impact from a heavy load, a tube on t...

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Minnesota Sues AT&T

Charged customers for calls they didn't make, state alleges

AT&T is being sued for allegedly violating Minnesota's consumer protection laws by charging thousands of Minnesotans for unwanted long distance calling pla...

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Minnesota Sues Bernard Haldane

Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch has sued Bernard Haldane for misrepresenting the services it provides to job seekers, to whom it charges $5,000 to $1...

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Cell Phones Blamed in Recent Fires

Two recent fires at service stations may have been caused by cell phones

Consumers often scoff at warnings that their cell phones may ignite fumes from gasoline pumps but two recent incidents lend credibility to the warnings....

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"Balance Bracelet" Claims Challenged

FTC charges company with making false and unsubstantiated claims.

The Federal Trade Commission has charged California-based marketers of the Balance Bracelet, a purported pain relief product, with making false and unsubst...

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Passport Strollers Sold at Babies R Us

Passport Strollers Sold at Babies R Us...

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Debt Collection Agency Fined $1.5 Million

NCO Group violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act , FTC charged

One of the nations largest debt-collection firms will pay $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reportin...

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Hybrids Don't Always Deliver on Low-Mileage Promise

Hybrids Don't Always Deliver on Low-Mileage Promise...

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New York Closes BeaverHome.com

Online home furnishing business was recently held in contempt for its persistent consumer fraud

NY Attorney General Spitzer has obtained a court order shutting down the web site of an online home furnishing business recently held in contempt for its p...

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Integrated Credit Solutions Settles Massachusetts Charges

Consumers to get refunds of $200 to $500

Integrated Credit Solutions Settles Massachusetts Charges...

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Falls Brand Wieners Recalled for Undercooking

Falls Brand Wieners Recalled for Undercooking...

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Study Finds Health Care Substandard

Patients in the United States are receiving substandard health care about half of the time, according to a recent RAND study in the journal Health Affairs....

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Court Closes National Consumer Council

FTC accused firm of "misrepresentations and omissions"

Court Closes National Consumer Council...

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Sprint to Pay Florida $2.4 Million for Slamming

Switched consumers without their permission

Sprint will pay Florida $2.4 million to settle charges that it switched consumers to Sprint long-distance telephone services without permission, a practice...

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Lawsuit Challenges Carfax Claims

A class-action lawsuit against Carfax claims the company doesn't have access to police accident data in 23 states

Lawsuit Challenges Carfax Claims...

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