Organic Baby Mattress Scam: Moonlight Slumber, LLC

Some parents will spend top dollar for the comfort or safety rating, while others may invest in an organic label. But what if a company makes claims it can’t support? According to the FTC, one company, Moonlight Slumber, LLC, deceptively advertised its mattresses as organic and labeled its products with a safety shield it invented. The FTC’s first misleading organic bedding complaint has details. Moonlight […]

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FTC Cracks Down on Companies for Billing for Unordered Merchandise

An office supplier and its owner will pay $7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked child care centers, schools, and police and fire departments into paying for products they never ordered. “Billing for unordered merchandise is against the law, and small businesses like those affected here are under no obligation to return or pay for items they did not order,” said […]

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What to Do If You Are Injured at Walmart or Any Other Big Box Store

Most of us know someone that has been injured in a store due to a trip or slip and fall.  In 2005, Walmart was sued over 5,000 times for injuries.  In 2013, one individual who fractured their neck, back, elbow and hand obtained a verdict of $11,250,000.00 against Wal-Mart because an employee mopped and left the floor wet without putting up any wet floor signs. […]

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Improper Tow: Has Your Vehicle Been Towed in Palm Beach County?

Do you want to know if your vehicle has been improperly towed in Palm Beach County?  Then there are two main sources to begin with which are as follows: The relevant Florida Statutes: Specifically, Florida Statute Section 715.07, and The relevant Palm Beach County Towing Ordinances: PBC Ordinances: Section 19 Just because your vehicle is towed does not mean that it was improperly towed.  Fortunately, […]

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Avoid Hurricane Charity Scams

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are wreaking devastation from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico, and beyond. Generous people across the country are doing what they can to help their neighbors in need. If you’re thinking about donating money to a charity, here’s how to make sure your dollars go to the causes you support. Donate to charities you know and trust and that have a […]

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After the Equifax Breach: Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert Service

Considering a fraud alert or credit freeze? In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, many people are. You don’t need to be an identity theft victim to use them – but it’s helpful to consider your situation. If you’re not sure which is best for you, here are some things to think about. What do fraud alerts and credit freezes do? With a fraud […]

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Equifax Phone Scam

Ring, ring. “This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out of the blue. That’s just one scam you might see after Equifax’s recent data breach. Other calls might try to trick you into giving your personal information. Here are some tips for recognizing and preventing phone […]

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Hurricane Clean-up Scams

After natural disasters like Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into the affected area promising immediate clean-up and debris removal. Some demand payment up-front for work they never do. Others simply lack the skills, licenses, and insurance to legally do the work. Here are some tips to protect yourself, your property, and your money: Check with local consumer protection officials to find out […]

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