FTC settles with text spammers, seizes assets

When you get a text message, you probably expect it to be from a friend or family member. Deceptive marketing texts are a disappointment. They waste your time and could cost you money. The Federal Trade Commission just extracted a settlement from a company and its principals who allegedly sent out more than 42.5 million…

Get the body you want without feeling the burn in your wallet

The holidays are over and consumers are turning their thoughts toward making 2013 better than 2012. According to USA.gov, one of the most common New Years’ resolutions is to get fit. Gyms and fitness centers are more than happy to accommodate, offering countless promotions and deals. However, Better Business Bureau advises consumers to consider these…

“Free Trials” Might Not Be As Free As You Think

In just the first six months of 2011 BBB has already been contacted by nearly 50 Central Texas consumers with complaints regarding free trial offers. Consumers interested in everything skin care products, vitamins, and coffee try these products advertised online as “risk free” or “no-cost, no-obligation” trials, and in many instances end up being charged…