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Ashford University

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Ashford University

“I think this is a scam, an absolute scam,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said of Bridgepoint, the parent company of the for-profit Ashford University, during a Senate hearing in 2011.…

Empower Network

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Empower Network

Empower Network says it is a “blogging platform, an intensive training, a secret blueprint on how to earn fifteen grand per month” (Stop right there, this vague description of what…

“SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes

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“SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes

Nickelodeon ran ads for its “SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes, which directed children to a website where they could enter a sweepstake with the grand prize of a Nickelodeon Cruise featuring SpongeBob…

SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale

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SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale

Figuring out when this interactive aquarium will open is a quest in itself, as consumers complain of a bait and switch.

Boy Scouts of America

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Boy Scouts of America

Self-regulatory group says sweepstakes advertising wasn’t clear enough on odds of winning.

Penn Foster College

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Penn Foster College

For-profit college reaches settlement with Oregon Department of Justice over accreditation claims.

Bosley Hair Restoration

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Bosley Hair Restoration

Bosley advertises its hair transplant operation with TV and Internet spots, and even the occasional spam email. But while the operation does work for some, Robert Bernstein, the clinical professor…

Hot Shot Bedbug Products

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Hot Shot Bedbug Products

You’ve heard the phrase before: “Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite.” But do products that make the promise to fight the creepy crawlers really get rid of them? Spectrum Brands Holdings,…

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