Return-A-Pet Scam Preys On Victims Of Lost Pets

It’s annual pet scammer week! That’s a lie. But it sure feels like it. Eric Stein was charged with running an investment scam through Return-A-Pet LLC. Return-A-Pet was a New York company that allegedly facilitated the return of lost pets to their owners. Stein was out on supervised release for a previous investment fraud scheme … Read more

FTC Halts Fake News Sites About Deceitful Acai Berry Weight-Loss Products

We’ve covered the deceitful acai berry weight-loss products over the past year on our site (see here, here and here). It was announced on Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stopped six operators from using fake news site that allegedly deceived consumers about this product. Six online marketers agreed to settlements with the … Read more

Do You Like to Shop From Home. Reporter Wants to Talk to You.

Charging from the sofa: when convenience turns to debt What could be easier than shopping from home? You’re relaxing with the TV, the hosts are chatting about items that look great, seem necessary, and appear to be unbeatable deals – but you better hurry because they have limited quantities! For some, the ability to call … Read more

Reporter Looking for Someone to Interview About Using a Credit Card in an Emergency

From Allie Johnson, Reporter For an article for a personal finance Web site, a reporter is looking for people who have used a credit card in an emergency and would be willing to be interviewed about it. This could be a credit card that you kept around just for emergencies or your regular credit card. … Read more