Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Friday against a Chicago business that buys surplus diabetic testing supplies.
Calls from scammers impersonating Social Security Administration officials ballooned in 2018, and panicked victims have already lost $10 million.
Porch pirates have been caught on video, blasted by air horns and tricked into stealing boxes of dog poop, as homeowners try to fight package thieves.
Misleading online “free trial” offers of products like face cream, diet aids and teeth whiteners have cost U.S. consumers at least $1.3 billion.
THE WATCHDOGS: New generic EpiPen was supposed to make the life-saving auto-injector drug less expensive, according to the FDA. It didn’t.
CashNowOffer.com has “failed to remain consistent in alleviating the pattern of consumer complaints or fully modify the ads they promised to address.”
Scammers use fake emails and spoofed phone numbers with U.S. area codes to make it appear they are in the country. This type of fraud is growing.
THE WATCHDOGS: Sprint boasts to consumers about its cell coverage but tells the FCC it can’t match competitors unless it can merge with T-Mobile.
Diabetics can use 12 testing strips a day to monitor their blood sugar levels. That huge volume has given rise to a booming unregulated resale market.