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Bacon Battle Begins


Bacon festival attendees lodge complaints with Maryland attorney general’s office

People are upset that the Beer Bacon Music festival wasn’t really all-you-can-eat.

FREDERICK , Md., May 21 (UPI)

Some bacon fans are getting the authorities involved after they allegedly paid up to $125 for an all-you-can-eat event and only received a few strips.

Multiple Beer Bacon Music festival-goers have complained to the Maryland attorney general’s office after attending the two-day festival in Frederick.

More than 5,000 people attended the festival and they were supposed to get a chance to indulge in two tons of bacon and more than 100 varieties of beer.

Irene Hafner waited for over an hour-and-a-half for her shot at the bacon bar and walked away empty-mouthed. “Not one piece of bacon got in my mouth,” she told the Frederick News-Post. “I got a T-shirt, a turkey sandwich and probably a total of one beer for $125.”

Event promoter Kevin MacFawn said that at least 35 people have asked for refunds but that it’s uncertain whether those requests will be granted.

An attorney who attended the event, James Braswell, said that MacFawn would be hearing from him via a complaint mentioning unfair trade practices and fraud. “If one is going to advertise all-you-can-eat bacon, you better have all-you-can-eat bacon,” he said.

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Some folks got upset over bacon,
Their poor hearts were truly achin’.
Some attendees were surely shaken,
So legal action was taken.

They thought that could eat,
A lot of the tasty treat.
But there wasn’t enough of the meat,
Many customers felt defeat.

They were promised at least two tons,
So that they could have some fun,
Eating bacon with or sans buns,
But they ran out, making folks stunned.

They paid a lot of cash,
For that big bacon bash,
But their hopes were soon dashed,
Now comes a legal clash.

Some people are calling it fraud,
So they called up a legal squad,
To sue, which isn’t so odd,
Over planning that was truly flawed.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
All rights reserved

FTC Frowns on Fake Fixes

Thousands of consumers allegedly have been tricked into paying for removal of bogus viruses and non-existent spyware.

Callers thought the India based tech support was legitimate help from Microsoft. It allowed scammers to remotely access the victims’ computers.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams in which telemarketers in India masquerade as major computer companies. They trick consumers into believing that their computers are riddled with viruses, spyware and other malware, and then charge hundreds of dollars to remotely access and “fix” the consumers’ computers.

At the request of the FTC, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a halt to six alleged tech support scams pending further hearings, and the judge has frozen their assets.


India’s fake Microsoft support,

Is really not what it purports.

It’s truly a scam,

Like Spam is real ham,

That’s what the FTC reports.

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