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  • Cellphones to keep track of your purchases -- and you

    You might not know it, but as of January it became illegal in California for companies to require workers to have devices implanted under their skin that would reveal their whereabouts at all times. State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) called his...
  • Fighting an unethical debt collector

    Fighting an unethical debt collector
    Dear Liz: I think I'm being pursued illegally for a debt I don't owe. I visited a hospital in June 2007. It took my health insurer about six months to process the claim. Shortly after I received my benefits statement from the insurer, I received a call...
  • Don't be tricked into applying for an online payday loan

    Don't be tricked into applying for an online payday loan
    The envelope looked official enough. "Confidential materials enclosed," it said on the outside. "Unauthorized use strictly prohibited." Evelyn Potter, 81, could feel something the size of a credit card within. Opening the envelope, she found a plastic...
  • Stolen identity keeps making trouble, 15 years later

    Stolen identity keeps making trouble, 15 years later
    The letter from debt collector Resurgent Capital Services arrived at my home the other day. Enclosed was a bill for $2,852.56, originally run up in the 1990s on a Citibank credit card. The name on the account: Derrick Davis. That would be the same...
  • Do-not-call list is almost like a feel-free-to-call-any-time list

    Do-not-call list is almost like a feel-free-to-call-any-time list
    Like many people, Marlys Burke was thrilled when federal authorities unveiled a "do-not-call list" in 2003. She signed up immediately in hopes of keeping telemarketers at bay. Nearly a decade later, how are things going? "Not good," said Burke, 78, of...
  • Split accounts when you and spouse split up

    Split accounts when you and spouse split up
    Dear Liz: I just finished paying off my last credit card and checked my credit report as I am now separated from my wife. I found we had one joint account that she had not been paying. There are two stretches of five months each of no payment. I...
  • Immigration odyssey put roadblock in boxer's path

    Immigration odyssey put roadblock in boxer's path
    For more than two years, Alfredo Angulo was boxing's version of Elvis. He had left the building. Now he is back, trying to return to the level that got him fights with the likes of Kermit Cintron and James Kirkland, as well as a lucrative offer to fight...
  • Bin Laden apparently sought operative with valid Mexican passport

     
    Osama bin Laden instructed his deputies to recruit an operative with a valid Mexican passport who could cross illegally into the United States, said a former U.S. official familiar with the trove of letters and notes seized last year from the terrorist...
  • Scripps College reports theft of students' personal information

     
    A Scripps College roster with personal information for about 940 students was stolen from a staffer’s car, and campus officials warned students Wednesday to monitor their credit card accounts for possible suspicious activity. The listing included...
  • L.A. fire official: 'We're very upset' about records security breach

     
    L.A. Fire Department officials said they are “very upset” that confidential personal information was illegally obtained from patients who rode city ambulances....
  • Some evacuees going home as crews continue battling wildfire near L.A.

     
    Some residents living near a 4,180-acre wildfire burning in Angeles National Forest will be allowed to return to their homes after evacuation orders were lifted....