Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

Should You Open a Store Credit Card Account?

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 24, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Credit Score, Credit Cards

You’d be hard pressed to go shopping and not be offered one: a store credit card.  Outlets from Home Depot to Best Buy to Target to the Gap all have them and will offer them to consumers every time they make a purchase.

White House Wants New Rules to Protect Air Travelers

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 21, 2016 at 11:31 AM / Legislation, Consumer News

The Obama administration is proposing a series of new rules to boost consumer protections for air travelers. Under a proposal issued earlier this week, airlines would have to refund fees when checked bags are “substantially delayed.”

T-Mobile To Pay $48 Million For Misleading Consumers About Data Plan

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM / Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

The Federal Communications Commission has fined T-Mobile for selling unlimited data plans that really weren’t unlimited.

Nursing Homes File Lawsuit To Ban Patients From Taking Them To Court

Last month, the federal government finalized a new rule that allows nursing home residents and their families to sue facilities when things go wrong. But this week, nursing homes and assisted living providers are fighting back with a class action lawsuit.

DeVry University Must Stop Making Claims About Graduates' Job Success

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 18, 2016 at 11:25 AM / Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

Another major for-profit university is making headlines. This time it’s DeVry.

Honda Issues Recall of 2016 Civic

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 17, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Auto Recalls

Last week, Toyota issued a recall of 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars over concerns about a faulty parking break. Now, Honda is following suit with its own recall.

Video: Why Consumers Must Buy New Cars From Franchised Dealers

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 14, 2016 at 11:25 AM / Consumer News

When it comes to buying a new car, consumers have little choice in where they can actually make a purchase. The reason? There are a number of laws that protect auto dealers from competition.

Comcast Fined 2.3 Million For Mischarging Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 13, 2016 at 11:11 AM / Fraud, Consumer News
Photo Credit: Joe Raedle

The Federal Communications Commission has fined Comcast $2.3 million dollars for wrongfully charging customers for equipment and/or services they never ordered.

New Class Action Lawsuit Claims Naked Juice Misleads Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM / Class Action, Food Claims
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A new lawsuit alleges Naked Juice isn't as healthy as it claims to be.

How Payment History Affects Your Credit Score

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 11, 2016 at 11:46 AM / Credit Score, Credit Cards

If you don't fully understand what affects your credit score, you're not alone. According to a survey by Nerd Wallet earlier this year, it's clear that most Americans are pretty clueless when it comes to the basics about credit scores and credit cards. 

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