Boycott Watch  
November 3, 2008
Boycott Watch Files Complaint to FTC Over Claims in "Sham Wow" Infomercial
Summary:Boycott Watch busts yet another scam
    In the two minute "Sham Wow" infomercial, there is a segment in which a cola is spilled on a piece of carpet to demonstrate the absorbance capability of "Sham Wow". Fred Taub, President of Boycott Watch observed that the spill cleaned up in the infomercial is not the same as the actual spill made. Fred Taub produced a video which shows the difference in the two scenes and posted to

    "In my opinion, this is clearly a case of deception to get people to buy this product under false pretense," said Fred Taub. "I urge people to watch my video, then the infomercial and decide for themselves if this is deception. In the mean time, the media outlets and the Federal Trade Commission need to review both my video and the infomercial and decide if this infomercial in fact deceptive advertising, then take the whatever actions they feel necessary, which to me starts with the immediate pulling of the infomercial."

    The FTC websites states "The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works For The Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. The Bureau:
    - Enhances consumer confidence by enforcing federal laws that protect consumers
    - Empowers consumers with free information to help them exercise their rights and spot and avoid fraud and deception
    - Wants to hear from consumers who want to get information or file a complaint about fraud or identity theft"

    Boycott Watch is a consumer advocacy and watchdog organization that gets to the bottom of boycott calls and busts scams. Our breaking news has been featured in the media, where Fred Taub has commented on Fox News, in several newspapers, radio shows and his work has been credited in two cases before the United States Supreme Court.

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