It’s wrong for a company to distribute products that are harmful to people’s health, while at the same time profiting from selling pharmaceuticals to those same people once they get sick. Here’s what CVS is doing to stop this cycle. Who said big business can’t influence big changes… * * * WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/… Continue reading CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations
Introduction In recent years, as a computer support consultant, I’ve occasionally had people tell me about a paid support program offered by Microsoft. For a certain fee, a person from Microsoft will remotely access their computer and fix problems. Most of these turn out to be scams. Someone recently told me they were charged over… Continue reading Advanced Tech Support Computer Service Remote Assistance Scam Fraud 800-978-4501 or 212-021-6652
This is a fairly common scam, but some may still not be familiar with it so its worth mentioning. You may receive a desperate email from a friend, someone you know, who claims they’ve been mugged or are in some other similar situation and need money from you. Below is an example. You should use… Continue reading Hacked Email Account Resulting in Fake Appeal From a Friend Asking for Money
Summary In many of their newer refrigerator models (see full list below), Whirlpool is selling a proprietary PUR filter system (filter part number W10295370) that is advertised as providing 6-months of service with a key feature being the removal of chlorine flavor. This claim by Whirlpool is used as a selling point to overstate the “savings” a… Continue reading Whirlpool Refrigerator PUR Water Filter W10295370 Rated at 6-Months May Require Replacement After 30-Days
Have you recently seen a post on Facebook similar to the one above? It’s a fake post to the Home Facebook newsfeed page. It seems that someone managed to hack into Facebook today. This doesn’t seem to be simply an unauthorized use of a single user account. Instead, the hackers seem to have accessed the… Continue reading Facebook Hacked – Vulnerability Posts Fake Like of Video Link Stating “This girl killed herself, after her dad posted THIS to her wall”
Consumer Defense About The Vicks VapoInhaler product is a popular remedy used for nasal congestion. In recent years it’s become difficult to find the original product, with no explanation from Vicks as to why they changed the product packaging. Based on the information below, it seems that a problem may have been identified with the… Continue reading Warning: Vicks VapoInhaler for Nasal Congestion Relief May Cause Congestion and Other Harmful Side Effects
Beware of any emails seeming to be from Facebook similar to the one below. Even if an email seems legitimate, the best thing to do is go directly to the Facebook page without clicking on any links.
(Source: FTC) Buying and Selling Timeshares and Vacation Plans The thought of owning a vacation home may sound appealing, but the year-round responsibility — and expense — that come with it may not. Purchasing a timeshare or vacation plan may be an alternative. If you consider a timeshare or vacation plan, the Federal Trade Commission… Continue reading Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Advice on Buying and Selling Timeshare Properties and Vacation Plans
(Source: FBI, 17 February 2012) Last October, after a joint FBI-Ft. Lauderdale Police Department investigation, 13 individuals from a Florida timeshare resale company were charged in federal court in Miami in a massive telemarketing scheme to defraud timeshare owners who were trying to sell. The Federal Trade Commission then filed a complaint against the… Continue reading FBI Consumer Fraud Warning: Florida Timeshare Scam
As shown above, the iPhone app from Weather.com permits misleading advertising designed to look like Facebook. When you click the globe icon it takes you to a landing page that mimics the Facebook font and color-scheme, to establish trust with the user who completes a survey. This is equivalent to false advertising and phishing.
Moments ago, the Twitter member @timeshareowners started following us on Twitter (shown above). Interested to learn more, I clicked the link to their website http://TimeShareOwnersCommunity.com and my security software stopped me from visiting their site, indicating that it could harm my computer. As of 21 September 2012, the Google Safe Browsing report for TimeShareOwnersCommunity.com indicates… Continue reading Warning TimeShareOwnersCommunity.com Website May Harm Your Computer With Malware
Consumer Defense Resource Group A Florida crime syndicate running a multi-fasceted timeshare scam is claiming to be the the Consumer Defense Resource Group (CDRG) at ResourcesForLife.com. The Florida Attorney General and FBI are currently investigating this case. The Consumer Defense Resource Group (CDRG) at ResourcesForLife.com has no affiliates, agents, or offices in Miami, Florida or anywhere else. We are… Continue reading FRAUD ALERT: Florida Crime Syndicate Running Timeshare Scam Claiming to be Consumer Defense Resource Group (CDRG) at ResourcesForLife.com