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Feds: Fake news sites link to acai berry diet

By Ellen Gabler | The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against 10 companies the agency says are using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products.

The FTC said the defendants operate websites that seem like legitimate news-gathering sites, but actually promote deceptive advertisements that urge consumers to buy acai berry products. Get the full story »

BBB lists top scams of 2010 in Illinois

The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois has announced its top scams for 2010, based on frequent calls and complaints.

The most common scams included fraudulent job opportunities, where consumers were asked to pay upfront for materials or training — then heard nothing more. Get the full story »