Tag: advertising

Have you ever seen a TV commercial with a celebrity or star athlete talking about how great a product is? You probably realized that they were paid for their endorsement, and it still may have influenced you to buy the product.

What if you...

As the result of a lawsuit and settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Block Division, Inc., a Texas-based company, has promised to halt its misleading claims that its pulley blocks and equipment were “Made in the USA.” Many parts of the...

Americans are among the most generous people in the world, contributing more than $373 billion to charity in 2015, according to The Giving Institute. We’re all familiar with phone calls, mailers, and TV and radio spots seeking donations, but the...

Did you get a high school “diploma” from Stratford Career Institute or are you currently enrolled in its high school program? If so, you want to read this. 

Last February, the FTC sued Stratford Career Institute for misleading advertising ...

Whether you’re gathering with friends for Friday night happy hour or a Super Bowl party to watch the big game, it’s important to get home safely. So wouldn’t it be great if you could transform your smartphone into a breathalyzer to make sure you...

When an ad suggests a product can improve your memory in 90 days, you might be tempted to buy it. But, if solid science doesn’t back these claims, forget about it.

The FTC and the New York Attorney General’s Office sued the marketers of...

The Federal Trade Commission recently held “The Changing Consumer Demographics” workshop to examine demographic shifts. As the U.S. population ages and gets more diverse, consumer protection strategies must evolve to make sure we’re protecting...

Do you have faux fur on your holiday wish list – maybe a jacket, hat or throw? It turns out that some faux fur is actually real fur, but manufacturers and retailers say it’s fake. And misleading people is against the law.

Both the federal...

How do you feel about being tracked online? Maybe you’re ok with cookies that let websites remember your preferences — like what’s in your shopping cart — from visit-to-visit or across different devices. But how about companies that use cookies...

Misleading ads can sound pretty plausible; learn how to sort out fact from a fib.

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