The 5 most misleading product claims

Ads often don't live up to the hype. But claims about their products left these companies facing legal woes.

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May 23, 2014 8:50PM
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Not sure about any one else, but I got a 5 hour energy once. I feel asleep 2 1/2 hours later, it also tasted like sht.
May 27, 2014 11:59AM
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When is the last time you actually got Internet, Cable TV, and phone for the advertised prices on that flyer you received in the mail.  Typically, you can add 20% to 30% to the advertised price and you still might be on low side of the bill you get for the those services!  Even the fine print doesn't clear up how much you actually going to be paying!  Are there no "Truth in Advertising" laws in the U.S?
May 27, 2014 1:15PM
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I was buying packages of hot dogs for years, then I found out there wasn't any dog in it at all. 
May 23, 2014 9:15PM
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BUT WAIT: If you order within the next 10 minutes we will send you a second "whatever the heck it is" FREE. You just pay shipping and handling.  The big problem is, you cannot order just one of them you have to order two. 
May 27, 2014 8:27AM
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And the Number ONE................Hope and Change

May 23, 2014 8:12PM
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You can be assured that if a politician is talking you aren't hearing the truth.....no lie!
May 27, 2014 2:02PM
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I am so fed up with feminine hygiene "v" & "ed" commercials during dinner, when my youngster is viewing.  What ever happen to appropriate television!!!  I do NOT want to discuss "painful intercourse or vaginal odor" or penis problems with an 8 year old or for that matter anyone other then my doctor.  It's always about MONEY.  The viewer is spoken down too by lizards, roaches, ducks, stomachs, cars, clowns etc, etc. I could go on and on but I know it will not help!  Aside from misleading and down right lies!  I decided NOT to BUY any products that their commercial insult or offends me. I am only one person but I am sure their are a few more people out there that feel the same.

That's it for now. Thank you

PS I have notice that some breaks during a show are more that 10 commercials long. By the time the show comes back I forgot what I was watching!!! 

May 27, 2014 11:41AM
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and the worst one is,  ...... yup obamacare, wow whay a bunch of lies..  you can keep your doctor  (nope)  it will lower the average family costs 2500.00 bucks... ( nope).  you can keep your plan... ( nope)    who were the idiots who bought into this bunch of crap??? oh yes   now i remember  those looking for handouts and liberals buying their votes,,,,
May 23, 2014 7:37PM
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The NO NO hair removal product does not remove hair except maybe on a baby and who would use it on a baby?  I think it only removes baby-fine hair, and so those commercials where it supposedly is removing chest hair and back hair from men are a joke!
May 27, 2014 1:10PM
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Frosted mini-wheats were claimed to have improved attentiveness by 20%, and people bought it because of that. Those people should have to pay an additional tax for being idiots.
May 23, 2014 9:23PM
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I wish there would be lawsuits galore against EVERY "ask your doctor" ad on the "ask your doctor" box.  I think all of them should be put off the air.
May 27, 2014 8:04AM
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"With the oil of Aphrodite, and the dust of the Grand Wazoo, you might not believe this, little fella, but it'll cure your asthma too. So I said, slow down driver. Who you jiving with that cosmic debris?"

Frank Zappa

May 27, 2014 1:09PM
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 Just finished looking at all of these companies in this article and wondered how much of these fines went back to the customer and how much went someplace else and where was this some place else ?
May 23, 2014 11:25PM
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This country thrives on misleading ads for products.

Freedom of Speech taken advantage of and used as an

excuse for saying lunatic s**t whether it's true or not.

Take acne medicine for one. It's been around since when,the 50's?

Yeah,it's really done something for acne.

A $kazillion industry based on...what.

May 23, 2014 11:30PM
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An ad about products and I see,as usual,ignorant fools dragging in political garbage.

Get a life. There is much more to life to be THAT consumed by politics.

If you don't want to get a life then turn off the cable news and watch something else.

Please. For your own sake,not mine. Unreal.

May 27, 2014 2:03PM
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Old adage:  Don't believe everything you read or hear!
May 27, 2014 1:11PM
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 I should have added that I just read the article about the telemarketer companies that got fined and was wondering the same thing about them. Who got the "fine" money ?
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The last two presidential campaigns were rife with pure lies and promises of things that never transpired ........... how about a couple of billion fine since that is far less than what those lies cost the nation, but only a recall could be justice!
May 27, 2014 4:31PM
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"Kashi cereal contains pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate and hexane-processed soy. According to the New York Times, "such ingredients do occur naturally," but food companies often use synthetic versions of the ingredients"


Dog poop occurs naturally too but I don't want it or a synthetic version in my food.

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