Non-Filers: Expect a Letter About your Stimulus Check

If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment. You might be one of the nine million people getting a letter from the IRS letting you know how to register on their website to claim … Continue reading Non-Filers: Expect a Letter About your Stimulus Check

Real Pet Food Company Recalls Billy + Margot Dog Food

September 22, 2020 — Real Pet Food Company of Phoenix, Arizona, is voluntarily recalling Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. What’s Being Recalled? The following product has been recalled: Billy + Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods RecipePackage: 4-pound bagLot code: V 07 Feb 2022 This recall does not affect any … Continue reading Real Pet Food Company Recalls Billy + Margot Dog Food

Free Trials Can Cost You Big Time!

Getting free stuff is cool…until it isn’t free. It is decidedly uncool when, after luring you in with “free trials” for products you might like, a company hits you with surprise charges during the supposedly “free” trial period. In a complaint filed in federal court, the FTC alleges that NutraClick, which marketed dietary supplements and … Continue reading Free Trials Can Cost You Big Time!

Tips to help you prepare for — and recover from — natural disasters

More than 85 large wildfires are ripping across the West Coast, from California to Oregon and Washington. In the Southeast, people are just beginning to recover from Hurricane Sally, while more storms are brewing in the Atlantic. And the Midwest continues to recover from the recent derecho. Severe weather and natural disasters can occur anywhere … Continue reading Tips to help you prepare for — and recover from — natural disasters

Fake Check Scams And Your Small Business

If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam. But what if you’re a small business owner and someone “overpays” you and asks you to refund the balance? That’s still a scam — a fake check scam, to be exact. Want to learn more about how this … Continue reading Fake Check Scams And Your Small Business

Scammers Prey On Your Kindness During Disasters

Wildfires raging out West. The hurricane season. Civil unrest. And all of this happening during a global pandemic that has claimed its own devastating share of deaths and cost people their livelihoods. In response to these events, the season of giving is starting even before the usual holidays, since we all just want to help … Continue reading Scammers Prey On Your Kindness During Disasters

Spot and Stop Dishonest Charity Fundraisers

What’s worse than a bogus charity? A bogus charity with a dishonest fundraiser. That’s what we saw in a case announced today against Outreach Calling, Inc., its founder Mark Gelvan, and others. The defendants in this FTC case are fundraisers that called millions of Americans on behalf of bogus charities. They claimed that the charities … Continue reading Spot and Stop Dishonest Charity Fundraisers

M Hand Sanitizer by Medek: Recall – Due to Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol) and Subpotent Ethanol Levels

Summary Company AnnouncementDate: September 09, 2020FDA Publish Date: September 10, 2020Product Type: DrugsReason for Announcement: Contains Methanol and may be Sub-Potent for EthanolCompany Name: Medek, LLC,Brand Name: M ProductDescription: M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Company Announcement Medek, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic 80% 128 oz/3,785 mL to … Continue reading M Hand Sanitizer by Medek: Recall – Due to Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol) and Subpotent Ethanol Levels

Did Someone Tell You To Pay With Gift Cards? It’s A Scam

Maybe someone said you’ve won the lottery, a prize or sweepstakes. Or they claim to be from the government and tell you there’s a problem with your Social Security number. And, to collect your winnings or solve your problem, you have to pay with gift cards. But here’s the thing: anyone who insists that you … Continue reading Did Someone Tell You To Pay With Gift Cards? It’s A Scam

FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers

For Immediate Release:September 10, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 17 website operators for illegally selling unapproved and misbranded opioids online in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Misbranded opioids include those offered for sale without a prescription, as well as opioids that lack adequate directions … Continue reading FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers