Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

Is Egyptian Cotton Really Better?

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 12, 2016 at 11:33 AM / Retailers, Consumer News, Consumer Products

Cotton made headlines in August after Target Corp. dropped a manufacturer for trying to pass off cheaper cotton sheets as premium Egyptian cotton. Target said it discovered that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases supplied by Welspun were mislabeled as Egyptian cotton between August 2014 and July 2016. The...

Video: Does Your Sunscreen Meet Its SPF Claims?

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News, Consumer Products

With August quickly drawing to a close, many of us are doing all we can to take advantage of the last of the summer sunshine. As such, the American Academy of Dermatology reminds us that we should wear sunscreen anytime we're outside – regardless of age, gender or race.

Sunscreens have sun protection...

Scammers Capitalizing On Zika Fears With Ineffective Products

With the number of confirmed cases of Zika in the continental US exceeding 1,800 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing traveling warnings to pregnant women and their partners, many Americans are concerned about contracting the mosquito-borne virus. As such, several companies are trying...

What Food Sell By Dates Really Mean

POSTED: William PinilisJune 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Consumer News, Consumer Products

Americans waste billions of dollars every year throwing out food that is past its expiration date. But with more and more discount grocery stores popping up that sell expired food now is a good time to take a look at how to determine if your food should be tossed or saved.

FTC Cracking Down On “All Natural” Skincare Claims

POSTED: William PinilisMay 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Deceptive Advertising, Consumer Products

As consumers, we have become increasingly conscious of what we put in and on our bodies. Because of this, the demand for natural skincare products is growing at a much faster than the overall skincare market. And companies have been eager to jump on the “all natural” bandwagon. The problem is that many...

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