No Surprise Here: CFPB Finds Reverse Mortgage Ads Create False Impressions

No Surprise Here: CFPB Finds Reverse Mortgage Ads Create False Impressions

Last year, Consumerist reported on why you shouldn’t run out to sign up for a reverse mortgage just because Fred Thompson or other paid spokespeople opine about the benefits in national advertising campaigns. Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau echoed our fears that these ads can be misleading by releasing the results of a focus group and issuing an advisory warning consumers that promotions for the costly product often don’t tell the whole story. [More]

Beware Of "Windshield Bullies"

Beware Of "Windshield Bullies"

Police are issuing renewed warnings about “windshield bullies.” In some of the worst cases, they’ll damage your windshield and then ring your doorbell offering their windshield replacement services. [More]

Beware: Falling Street Lights

Beware: Falling Street Lights

From the recall notice: “The lighting fixtures could fall from their lamp posts…This poses a risk of injury for persons beneath the lighting fixtures.”

UPDATE: Buying a Car and Getting Away With It

UPDATE: Buying a Car and Getting Away With It

2006. It’s called, “The Financing Fell Through Scam.”