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Understanding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

One of the most irritating annoyances in these times is spam or sales calls. They always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times; maybe you are trying to relax with your family or get some important work done in the office. They can even occur in the middle of the night, tricking you into believing it's an important call and disrupting your sleep.

Common examples of misleading advertising

In order to gain a competitive advantage, brands must be able to excite and attract their customers through lucrative campaigns. However, occasionally this gets taken too far. When brands exaggerate the benefits of their product or just outright lie about their brand's attributes, then it is likely that they are breaking the law by engaging in false advertising. The following are some examples of brands that have been caught out by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Staying alert to prevent hard car insurance scams

When you have been involved in an accident, you may already feel that you are out of luck. It can be a very stressful situation to be in and it might also mean that you find it more difficult to make calm and well-thought-out decisions. The following are some examples of ways that innocent drivers can be scammed through their insurance, how to prevent becoming victim to this the of fraud and what to do if you have are an insurance fraud victim.

Common types of fraud to watch out for in Minnesota

Fraud can happen to unsuspecting consumers at any time, anywhere. Therefore, it's important to be aware of the places that fraud most commonly occurs, and the red flags to watch out for in people's behavior. Fraud could take place in a digital environment, or it could occur when you are in the shop of a supposedly reputable company.

What counts as deceptive environmental marketing claims?

As concern about the environment heightens, it is becoming increasingly popular for companies to market themselves as environmentally friendly or as helping the environment in some way. Many companies use this type of marketing to take advantage of the "green dollar": the favorability that consumers have toward green companies. However, unfortunately some marketing campaigns and product information contains misleading information and downright lies.

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