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A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

New products that make big claims about health benefits seem to pop up all the time — like ads for dietary supplements that claim they can help you lose weight, get allergies under control, or prevent the common cold. But how do you know if those claims are true?

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Welcome to the FTC’s Home for Consumer Information

Looking for consumer resources from the FTC? They're at consumer.ftc.gov, a new URL for information from the nation's consumer protection agency.

A Spirited Closing Letter

Scammers Out to Profit on U. S. Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

It's enough to make you sick. No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act than scam artists began working the phones. Claiming to be from the government, they're saying that under the Affordable Care Act, they need to verify some information. For example, they might have the routing number of the person's bank, and then use that information to get the person to reveal the entire account number. Other times, they have asked for credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, Medicare ID, or other personal information.

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