Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

GE Recalls Top-Loading Washers

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 28, 2016 at 11:32 AM / Recalls

GE Appliances has issued a recall of more than 222,000 top-loading washing machines sold in the United States and Canada.

Does Your Car Perform Better on Premium Gasoline?

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 27, 2016 at 11:22 AM / Consumer News, Consumer Tips

The American Automobile Association has a message for America’s drivers: Stop wasting money on premium gasoline if your car doesn’t need it!

Consumers Hit Welspun With Class Actions Over Egyptian Cotton Sheets

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Class Action

We recently covered the issue of Egyptian cotton after Welspun India was accused of passing off inferior sheets and towels as premium Egyptian cotton.

Deleting Your Personal Data Isn't Enough to Keep It Safe

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 23, 2016 at 11:22 AM / Identity theft, Consumer Protection

Thinking about selling or recycling your old cellphone or computer? Then you want to make sure that you wipe it clean to reduce the risk of your personal data falling into the wrong hands.

But it turns out that deleting your personal data is much harder than you think – just hitting the delete button won't...

Congress Wants Big Pharma To Justify Price Increases

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 22, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Consumer News, Consumer Protection

Congress may finally be stepping up to Big Pharma thanks to the controversy surrounding Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ Epi-Pen.  New legislation was introduced last week meant to address skyrocketing drug prices by requiring more transparency.

Traffic Jams Cost American Workers Hundreds Each Year

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM / Consumer News

A new study shows traffic jams aren’t just a waste of time, they’re also a waste of money.

Could Arbitration Clauses Keep Wells Fargo’s Customers Out of Court?

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM / Consumer News, Forced Arbitration, Arbitration, Banking

Three plaintiffs have filed the first lawsuit against Wells Fargo following the news that bank employees opened at least two million unauthorized customer accounts.

Consumers May Soon Pay More For Gas – If They Can Get It at All

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM / Consumer News

Consumers may soon be facing shortages and rising prices at gas stations along the East Coast. This after a crucial pipeline was shut down after a leak caused a spill of roughly 250,000 gallons.

New Class Action Claims Nature Valley Products Aren’t All That Natural

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 16, 2016 at 12:03 PM / Class Action, Food Claims, Food Fraud

General Mills says its Nature Valley bars are “Made with 100% Natural-Whole-Grain Oats.” But a new class action lawsuit alleges that the statement is deceiving and says the products aren’t as natural as their labels say they are.

Truffle Oil Is A Scam

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM / Food Claims, Food Fraud

If you’re a foodie, truffles may seem the pinnacle of culinary decadence. Not only are they supposed to add rich, earthy flavors to dishes, they are amongst the most expensive foods in the world. In fact, Italy’s rare and prized white truffle actually is the most expensive food in the world.

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