Publication: The Consumerist

First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Judge Hits Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme With $40.7 Million Penalty

( Duncan Rawlinson ) If someone convinces you to invest with him by promising returns of 7% weekly, and that he’s never lost money and there’s no risk, you should be incredibly concerned about giving him your money, regardless of whether it’s a dollar ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Crest Confirms It’s Distancing Itself From Scandalized NFL

( m01229 ) Earlier today, we told you that Procter & Gamble’s Crest toothpaste brand had reportedly backed out of its deal to sponsor the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative with the NFL because of the recent domestic violence scandals ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Recreated Pan Am Plane Transports Guests To 1970s – All For The Price Of Real Airline Ticket

An airline themed film studio is offering consumers the chance to travel back to the ’70s. What if I said you didn’t need a speeding Delorean and 1.21 gigawatts to revisit the past? No, you just need a few hundred dollars and the willingness to spend ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

GM Must Turn Over Documents Regarding Ignition Switch Defect

( frankieleon ) Since the General Motors ignition switch defect came to light in February there has been no shortage of lawsuits filed against the car manufacturer. While the company hopes that its compensation plan, and previous bankruptcy, will ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Kickstarter: Project Backers Must Get Rewards (But Leave Us Out Of It)

When you pledge your money to a Kickstarter project, you do so knowing that you won’t actually be charged unless the project reaches its funding goal. While that protects against an unfundable project from running off with your money, what about those ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Samsung Says My New TV From Groupon Is Secretly Mexican

( Eric Hauser ) Rob bought a TV from Groupon Goods, and found himself in a weird dilemma where Groupon promised that his new TV would have a manufacturer’s warranty. He had no reason not to believe them until something actually went wrong with the ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Knowingly Shipping Contaminated Food

( Great Beyond ) Remember the massive outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter? No, not the one earlier this year, or the one in 2012, or the one in 2007. We mean the one in 2008, where peanut butter shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America was ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

California Lays Down New Requirements For Olive Oil Labels

( Michael W. May ) Sure, the label says California olive oil — but how do you know something else hasn’t crept in along the way, an oil of another sort? California is trying to prevent that adulteration from happening by instituting new standards ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

$400M Loan From Its Own CEO Is Only 1/10 Of What Sears Needs To Stay Alive

( Scott Miller ) I don’t know about you, but if someone loaned me $400 million, it would just about cover all my debts. But I’m not a sagging national retail operation that hasn’t been relevant in decades. If I were, then I’d probably need a much, ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Failed Stowaway Tries To Hide In Plane’s Wheel Well For Free Ride From Orlando To NYC

( kevindean ) Just because one person survived flying miles above the ground in the wheel well of an airplane doesn’t mean everyone should try it. Luckily for a shirtless, barefoot man who police say tried to stowaway in a JetBlue plane’s wheel, ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Procter & Gamble Removes Microbeads From Toothpastes, Still Insists They’re Safe

Microbeads are little plastic beads that appear in face washes, toothpastes, and other personal-care items. They aren’t so beautiful for America’s waterways, where the tiny beads could end up in the stomachs of the fish and fowl we like to gaze at and ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

At Marriott, Going To Hawaii Means Standing In A Warm, Misty Booth Wearing Goggles

Teleporters be teleportin’. Sort of. (Marriott) You know how when you go to Hawaii, you sort of stand very still one, warm spot wearing weird goggles while the ocean breeze mists your face? That’s what it’s like, right? At least, at certain Marriott ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]

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“Consumers are only required to pay a fee and pass an online test in order to obtain a so-called ‘diploma, "” reads the complaints. “Defendants require no coursework or preparation before taking the online test, and even offer consumers hints to help them select the correct answers.” "

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Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Kno... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
California Lays Down New Requirements For Olive... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
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Recreated Pan Am Plane Transports Guests To 197... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
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Samsung Says My New TV From Groupon Is Secretly... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
( Eric Hauser ) Rob bought a TV from Groupon Goods, and found himself in a weird dilemma where Groupon promised that his new TV would have a manufacturer’s warranty. He had no reason not to believe them until something actually went wrong with the ...
Kickstarter: Project Backers Must Get Rewards (... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
When you pledge your money to a Kickstarter project, you do so knowing that you won’t actually be charged unless the project reaches its funding goal. While that protects against an unfundable project from running off with your money, what about those ...
GM Must Turn Over Documents Regarding Ignition ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
( frankieleon ) Since the General Motors ignition switch defect came to light in February there has been no shortage of lawsuits filed against the car manufacturer. While the company hopes that its compensation plan, and previous bankruptcy, will ...
Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Kno... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
( Great Beyond ) Remember the massive outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter? No, not the one earlier this year, or the one in 2012, or the one in 2007. We mean the one in 2008, where peanut butter shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America was ...
California Lays Down New Requirements For Olive... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 19 2014]
( Michael W. May ) Sure, the label says California olive oil — but how do you know something else hasn’t crept in along the way, an oil of another sort? California is trying to prevent that adulteration from happening by instituting new standards ...
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