23 Marketing BS Common Ploys

The claim "they can't advertise that or else they could get sued" is a wicker shield at best. Not only do companies try it all the time, but some of them have succeeded and continue to sell you products chock full of false information.

We asked our readers to bring us the worst offenders and gave $200 to the winner ...

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Does your battery run out much faster than the manufacturer claims it should? Uh oh. To get a more accurate estimate of how much use you'll get from a

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Free-range eggs ...is a meaningless designation. The USDA has ZERO regulations on the use of the term when referring to chickens producing e9gs only

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Danone Group, the makers of Chobani Yogurt, likes to use the term evaporated cane syrup* because it sounds heaithy. according to the FDA, this is jus

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>*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED NEW GUMMIES BY THE FDA. Airborne @ THESE PRODUCTS Immune Support Supplement with Herbs. Vitamins & Minerals

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UNLESS YOU'RE AT AN EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT. WHAT YOU'RE CALLING WASABI IS PROBABLY JUST HORSERADISH AND MUSTARD DYED GREEN CRACKED.COM

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5-hour Energy's claim of no crash Later was debunked by a study showing that 24% of users experienced an intense crash after drinking the little sho

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GRACKEDCO COM NIVEA My Sihouettelr BIO-SLIM COMPLEX Nivea sold their skin cream claiming that regular use would make you thinner. This was later found

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Naked Juice claimed to be All Natural' and 'Non GMO', until they were found out in 2013. It was discovered that Naked drinks contain genetically alter

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James Patterson' THE WORLD'S BESTSELLING THRILLER WRITERS Answers the Penultimate Mystery in His Newest Release: HOW? How DOES ONE MAN WRITE 124 FULL-

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