The National Consumers League says the sites can be very deceptive, cost people a lot of money, and that consumers should stay away.
If you're looking for a used car, be sure the one you're considering actually exists. The Better Business Bureau offers tips for keeping safe online and being sure the 'deal' you're pursuing is real.
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More than 1,500 sites shut down in worldwide enforcement action against sites illegally selling prescription drugs.
Those data breaches you read about can give identity thieves all the information needed to establish service with your name on it. It's one more reason to check your credit report.
An analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting and a newspaper identifies organizations that fattened solicitors' wallets.
States are warning consumers about aggressive - and false - sales pitches for medical discount cards.
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