Recently on Consumerist...
Too easy: Basically anyone can make and market a supplement. Just ask our colleagues at Consumer Reports, the creators of the new (totally fake) weight-loss supplement Thinitol.
Pay us now: New proposed rules would require debt collectors have proof that you actually owe them money.
Wrong number: In which a Consumerist reader wonders why his phone number is listed — twice — as a babysitter on Care.com, even though he’s (A) not a babysitter, and (B) never had an account with the site.
I'll take it: A new measure signed into law this month will require airlines to give passengers a refund on baggage fees when their bags are delayed.
Time for a reckoning: Check out a letter Verizon Wireless sent to a user of "extraordinary amounts" of data, sent as the company is trying to get customers who still have unlimited data off their network for good.