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The States with the Most (and Least) “Legal” Opioid Sales

Today, the opioid crisis in America has become a public catastrophe. Drug overdose, many due to the abuse of opioids is the new leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50, overtaking automobile accidents and heart disease. What’s perhaps most shocking about the crisis, is its cause is widely considered to be… Read More »

Arsenal of Tech to Protect Our Planet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Keeping the air clean, the Earth green and our waters blue is as important as ever for consumers, corporations and citizens in general. Since the Industrial Revolution, our planet has become more and more dependent on technology and the energy that drives it. To power our homes, businesses, schools, public places etc. we turned to… Read More »

Top Consumer Concerns for 2017

Consumer confidence is one of the most important elements of success that drives a thriving economy and keeps our nation growing. When making purchases of any kind, this confidence provides security and comfort about the quality, use and safety of those purchases. If there is a failure, there also must be a solution that offers… Read More »

How the Consumer Protection Watchdogs Help You

Fortunately for consumers, in the United States, there are several consumer protection agencies that serve as watchdogs, working hard to ensure that products and services in the marketplace are as safe as possible. These agencies work in various ways to set safety standards, examine and test products, publish alerts about safety issues, and to enforce… Read More »

How to Protect Your Kids From Too Much Screen Time

Here are some great highlights from a technology/screen focused infographic. You can clearly say technology has its disadvantages! Are digital drugs turning our kids into addicts who are always jonesing for their next fix? If hindsight is 20/20—be proactive when it comes to how much screen time you allow your kids 1 out of 4… Read More »

Drug Cocktails: Are the Side Effects Worth it?

Fact is all illegal drugs, prescription medication, over the counter (OTC) pills, & even herbal supplements cause side effects! Don’t take matters into your own hands—talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if you’re at risk for complicated drug interactions. Embed this infographic on your site or within a blog post: (Copy Paste This… Read More »

The World of Social Engineering: When Vishing and Smishing Attack

Share this infographic on your site! <a href=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/the-world-of-social-engineering-when-vishing-and-smishing-attack”><img src=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Vishing-Smishing-Attack.png” alt=”The World of Social Engineering: When Vishing and Smishing Attack” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/”>ConsumerProtect.com</a> Humans Are the Weakest Link in our Tech Centered World Criminal Tricks of the Electronic Trade Phishing: The cybercriminal art of tricking people into revealing usernames, passwords, or financial information… Read More »

Prevent & Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. It happens when your personal information, like your social security number, credit card number or full name, is stolen and then used in order to commit fraud. An identity thief may, for instance, use this information to apply for credit in your name,… Read More »

Dangers of Social Media

Social networking has become a part of life for many people. It is particularly popular with children and young people, who use a variety of these sites to speak to their friends, share photographs, find information and more. The problem, however, is that there are quite a few dangers associated with social media. It is… Read More »

Most Consumer Complaints: Mortgages And Debt Collectors

It seems that people in this country do not like to have debt. This is not just because people don’t like owing money, but also because of the associated problems. These include poor treatment from lenders and a lack of understanding of the terms and conditions of a loan. In 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More »

What Are The Most Polluting Industries In The World?

Most people would want to make a positive contribution to the environment. The majority of people now engage in recycling, have energy efficient appliances, and more. Furthermore, sales of hybrid vehicles are also on the rise. On the other hand, some people feel that their contributions are just drops in the ocean compared to the… Read More »

Guide to Crime Prevention and Protection

Crime is a threat to the peace and health of everyone who lives in the U.S. While the risk of becoming a victim may be higher in some areas than others, the potential is always present. These crimes may consist of anything from burglary to assault. To protect oneself from becoming a victim, it is… Read More »

Top 10 Harmful Products to Children

The US Consumer Product Safety Commision issues as many as 450 product recalls annually. However, this represents just a few of the dangerous products on the market. Many of these products may be perfectly fine for adults and most circumstances. However, in the hands of children, they can be harmful. Some of the most harmful products… Read More »

50 Amazing Ways to Help Protect the Environment

The earth is a giant ecosystem that deserves our protection. Without our environment, we would be unable to thrive as humans. It’s up to each of us to do our part to help protect the environment. Any time you can reduce the amount of water you use, save on using gasoline, reduce the use of… Read More »

Zofran and Pregnancy Super Guide

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed and won criminal and civil claims that resulted in the largest health care fraud settlement ever. The penalty levied on and paid by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline was $3 billion. At the core of this issue is a widely prescribed anti-nausea and vomiting medication, Zofran, also called… Read More »