Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

More Dog Food Recalled Over Euthanasia Drug Contamination

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Recalls

A second dog food company has issued a recall over pentobarbital concerns. Against the Grain Pet Food Inc has voluntarly recalled one lot of its "Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs" because it may be contaminated with the euthanasia drug.

Lawsuit Claims Walmart's Craft Beer Isn't Really Craft Beer

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Class Action

An Ohio man has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over what he alleges is the “fraudulent, unlawful, deceptive and unfair” marketing of craft beers.

Sargento Recalls Several Cheese Products Over Listeria Fears

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM / Recalls, Food Recalls

One of the country’s largest cheesemakers has recalled seven sliced and shredded cheese products over listeria concerns.

Another Dog Food Maker Issues Recall Over Potential Health Risk

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:32 AM / Recalls

PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of its house brand canned dog food over metal contamination concerns.

Arby's Suffers Data Breach; Hundreds of Thousands Accounts Compromised

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Data Breach

Arby's Restaurant Group is investigating a data breach that may have compromised hundreds of thousands of consumer accounts.

Judge Orders 5-hour Energy To Pay $4.3M For Deceptive Advertising

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Deceptive Advertising

A judge in Washington state has ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® to pay $4.3. million in penalties and fees for misleading consumers with deceptive advertising.

FTC Says Vizio Smart TVs Were Spying On Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM / FTC, Privacy

Electronics maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle complaints that it monitored consumers’ TV viewing habits without their knowledge or consent.

Dog Food Recalled Over Deadly Contamination Threat

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Recalls

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its dog food after a drug that is used to put down pets was discovered in it.

2016 Was A Banner Year For Identity Theft

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Identity theft

A new study finds that a record number of Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016. According to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million Americans were victims last year – up 16 percent from 2015.

How To Dispute Errors On Credit Reports

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 3, 2017 at 11:42 AM / Credit Score, Credit Scores

From buying a car to getting a job, your credit score can affect much of your life. But even though Americans can access their credit reports for free every 12 months, most don't. According to a 2015 survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, nearly two in three adults haven't reviewed their...

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