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Crime and Safety - Sun-Sentinel?? Veterans give a lot??for this country. They shouldn't also be vulnerable??to scammers that target them, the Better Business Bureau says, and offers the following tips: Beware??firms that??charge??for products and services that are available??receive...
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund. Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about: Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was...
A growing number of Indian tribes are getting into the payday loan business, saying they just want to raise revenue for their reservations while helping cash-strapped consumers nationwide. But federal officials suspect that, at least in some cases,...
The Hartford CourantDon't let the giddiness of the March equinox weaken your consumer guard against these relentless scams: Phony TechSupport Calls Microsoft does not make unsolicited tech-support phone calls. Only scammers do. Once they get control of your computer,...
Some of my columns spark more outrage than others and, to my surprise, a brief report several years ago about random text messages supposedly awarding $1,000 Best Buy gift cards continues to rank near the top. More than 150 people from all over the...
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The Hartford CourantHave you been duped, scammed or over charged for services? Have you hired no-show contractors or bought food already past its expiration date? Then let's celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, when no American should be afraid to admit he or she...
Tags: FBI, Credit and Debt, Consumers, Barack Obama, Vehicles
For the past 15 years, a coalition has worked to share tips and information about privacy protection, money and debt management and recognizing identity theft, frauds and scams. University of Maryland Extension — Washington County is joining the...
Tribune NewsMouse print: It's the catch, the gotcha, the bait-and-switch. It's print advertising's tiny type, fit for reading by mice, or a speed-talked disclaimer on TV or radio that often makes an advertised claim false or misleading. "FREE BOX OF CORN FLAKES...
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy — a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's...
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