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FTC needs to investigate more Internet scams

December 14, 2013 by


We all know there are many deceptive ads on the Internet. Too many, no doubt, for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into. However certain ads that appear repeatedly are just too annoying not to complain about. Oddly, their placement

Regulation needed of TV ads with tiny print

June 1, 2013 by


The government has to take action against the ridiculous television advertising by many companies. We’re speaking about the tiny print at the bottom of the screen at the end of the commercials. It’s disrespectful to viewers and makes the companies less credible. The writing is so small that almost no one can read it. What […]

The government must enforce TV commercial sound levels

May 30, 2013 by


You may recall that Congress passed legislation to mandate that TV commercials not be louder than their actual programs. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the Commercial

The government must respect Americans and clamp down on credit card companies

April 25, 2013 by


A lot has been said on this subject and legislation has been passed to tighten regulations to avoid being unfairly penalized by these financial giants. But more needs to be done. And we think it’s a matter of respecting Americans by

Questionable ad featuring Tiger Woods a mixed bag for Nike

March 26, 2013 by


The ad appeared on two social media sites and has garnered opposite reactions. Regardless of what you think of it, we believe Nike could come out a winner … in the wrong way. They may have reasoned that

Am. Exp. disrespects its online customers

February 19, 2012 by


A repetitive problem cripples American Express’s online service, frustrating customers way too often. Many of its cardholders pay their bills via the Internet but are frequently met with this: Our System is Not Responding You may experience intermittent delays. We apologize for this inconvenience. While we are working to correct the problem, you can: Try […]

Does CBS disrespect viewers with an ad for Broadway plays?

January 22, 2012 by


CBS disappointed RP today on its tv program, “Sunday Morning,” which we have called the best program on television. It wasn’t the content of the show but rather a commercial the network presented. It was a general ad promoting several Broadway shows. ┬áThe host of the ad identified herself and went on to promote the […]

Don’t we get enough annoying phone calls?

November 26, 2011 by


The current ban on automatic (automatic random telephone dialing system) telemarketing calls to cell phones hasn’t stopped some marketers. Some calls are getting through and text messages are bombarding cell phones with product pitches. Now, a bill has been introduced in the House “to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit informational calls to […]

Tricks by supposed mortgage loan agency and company offering prizes

November 7, 2011 by


If you ever get a phone call for mortgage loan modification, be skeptical and ask for the company name and website. Of course it’s easy to know that it’s not relevant if you don’t have a mortgage in the first place. Our call came from a group the representative called the Consumer Advocacy Association at […]

Beware of extended warranty mail solicitations

September 1, 2011 by


You get them constantly by snail mail, phone or email. Offers to continue your car’s warranty beyond the expiration date of your warranty. Here’s one from a company named Motor Vehicle Services. On the cover of the envelope, it says: ***IMPORTANT*** CONTRACT OF SERVICE NOTIFICATION -ACTIVATION REQUIRED- You can make your own judgment on whether […]

UPDATE: Gasoline prices still rising

August 30, 2011 by


AAA’s daily tracking of national gasoline prices shows that prices have continued to rise since the buildup to Hurricane Irene. The numbers used by Triple A are updated daily by Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) with average national, state and local prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85. Every day up to 100,000 stations are surveyed […]

Some gas stations rip off consumers fleeing the hurricane

August 26, 2011 by


As residents along the East Coast evacuated flood-prone areas as Irene moved closer, some gas stations increased prices. And not just those on the eastern seaboard. At the Jersey Shore, some boosted their prices significantly. An Exxon on Route 35 in Point Pleasant Beach was just one that did it. A nearby no-name station did […]


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