Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Feb 8 2016

Is this disgraced travel exec breaking his government deal?

After Club ABC Tours went out of business, it cut a deal with authorities in New Jersey. The deal included a requirement to notify the state if the owners started up in the travel business again within two years. Consumer law experts say the deal with the state is a little sketchy. Here’s why.  

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Feb 5 2016

Gas Is Cheap, so Why Are We Still Paying Fuel Surcharges for Shipping and Travel?

The fees created when oil prices spiked seem to have become a permanent fixture. Here’s the story

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Feb 4 2016

Ben & Jerry’s Intros Non-Dairy Ice Cream

For all you lactose intolerant folks out there… Ben & Jerry’s just introduced four non-dairy ice creams made from almond milk (and a lot of their famous mix-ins). Here’s the story. Availability is limited — check their website.

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Feb 4 2016

How to stop those annoying robocalls, spam email and junk mail, too

They’re annoying. Robocalls. Spam emails. Junk mail. And more than annoying, if you fall for them, you could lose a lot of money or risk your private information falling into the wrong hands. You may not be able to get rid of them all, but there are steps you can take to put a dent in what you receive. Here’s how.

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Feb 4 2016

Supermarket Prepared Food Often High in Salt, Fat

Consumer Reports warns you may be paying a price for convenience if you buy prepared food at your local grocery story. Many items purchased by secret shoppers were extremely high in sodium or fat. Here’s the story.Here’s the story

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Feb 3 2016

Malwarebytes Admits Vulnerabilities in Own Program

Malwarebytes, one of the most popular malware protection software programs, acknowledges what other researchers discovered: vulnerabilities in their own program. It may take two weeks to fix according to the company.

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Feb 3 2016

Many Couples Have Secret Money Accounts

One in 20 people surveyed admitted to having a bank account or credit card that their partner didn’t know about. Here’s more.

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Feb 1 2016

Don’t Pay for Student Loan Help

There are online ads claiming that “Obama Wants to Forgive Your Student Loans!” or “Erase Default Statuses in 4–6 Weeks!” The link takes you to companies that want to help you manage your loans — for a fee. You never need to pay for help with your student loans… you can get it free.

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Feb 1 2016

Don’t Become a Victim of a Super Bowl Ticket Scam

Whenever there’s a widely publicized event bringing in people from all over like the Super Bowl, you better believe there will be scammers lurking in the shadows, waiting to prey on those unfortunate souls who desperately want to score a ticket to join the fun. This year’s big game is no different, but there are some things football fans can do to avoid becoming a victim to a scam.

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Feb 1 2016

T-Mobile promises coverage, homeowner gets no service

Cell coverage can be tough in rural areas. When one woman saw T-Mobile covered her area, she was excited. She got promises of coverage, but when she signed on for service, she got very little. Read the story. 

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Jan 29 2016

42 Free or Cheap Ways to Give to Charity

Want to make a difference but don’t have much money to spare? There are many ways to give that don’t involve a lot of cash. Here’s the story.

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Jan 29 2016

Secure Your Video Baby Monitor!

Internet-connected devices like video monitors provide convenience but without proper safeguards, they pose serious privacy risks. Here’s the story.

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Jan 28 2016

A free weapon to fight predatory auto-renewals

If you’re sick and tired of auto-renewals and getting charged for services you don’t want, here’s an easy way to find those subscription charges and cancel them — for free. 

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Jan 28 2016

Beware Misleading Mortgage Offers

To help you separate the real deals from the rip-offs, we’ve spotlighted a few terms you may have seen in mortgage ads that could be misleading. Here’s a reality check behind those ever-so-enticing words.

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Jan 27 2016

To Crooks, Stealing Your Uber Account Rocks

Cybercriminals don’t care that much about your credit card number anymore. Uber, PayPal and even Netflix accounts have become much more valuable to criminals, as evidenced by the price these stolen identifiers now fetch on the so-called “deep Web,” according to security company Trend Micro. Here’s the story.

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