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Jun 29 2016

Norton Users: Update Now to Avoid Glitch

Google discovered a major security flaw that Symantec’s Norton products exhibit. All Norton users should immediately updated their programs and virus definitions. Here’s the story.

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Jun 29 2016

Cheapest Days to Fly Are…

According to a new study, you can save money if you fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The most expensive day to fly is a Sunday. Here are the details.

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Jun 28 2016

IKEA Recalling Dressers After Child’s Death

Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The MALM dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall. Here’s the story.

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Jun 27 2016

7 Financial Fees You Should Never Pay

If you are paying a foreign transaction fee on your credit card…STOP IT! You can avoid fees like that (and others) by following these tips.

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Jun 24 2016

Three Simple Steps to Save 10 Percent or More On Every Online Purchase

If you’re not following these simple tips, you’re wasting money every time you buy something online.  Here’s the story

 

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Jun 23 2016

The job that could get you arrested

“Mystery shopper” jobs are real, but scammers use the job title to fool unsuspecting workers, tricking them out of money. Now scammers have taken the scam to a new level. Not only may workers lose money, but they could get arrested, too. Find out how.

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Jun 22 2016

Be Careful Tuning up that old a/c

From John Matarese, WCPO-TV:

If you have an old central air conditioning system, say that you put in 20 years ago, you better be careful getting a check-up on it. Here’s what happened to one homeowner.

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Jun 22 2016

New Tech Support Scam Uses Your ISP’s Name

If you get a pop-up in your browser with a warning from your ISP, beware… it could be a tech support scam. Here’s how it works.

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Jun 21 2016

Checklist for Winning a Bidding War

Your luck, the house you love is loved by others too. And that may force you to pay more than you expected. Here are some tips on how to win a bidding war.

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Jun 21 2016

Tech Support Scammers Meet Their Match: The FTC

The FTC just settle a case against a group of scammers who made consumers think their computer had a problem. Telemarketers then collected millions of dollars from unsuspecting computer owners in the scam. Here’s the story.

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Jun 21 2016

How Hackers Get Your Data

TechRadar explains how the bad guys can get your personal information and data, and the way you can try to protect yourself from malware and other exploits.

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Jun 20 2016

Customer grounded by airline credit card rewards mix-up

Credit cards often offer rewards to lure in new customers. See what happened when a promise of 100,000 points wasn’t delivered.

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Jun 20 2016

How to Snag Bargains at Yard Sales

If you love garage sales, here are some tips from Consumer Reports about how to score the best deal.

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Jun 17 2016

Of All the Fees You Pay, This One Is the Worst

What’s the most maddening fee you pay? To check your luggage? Bounce a check? Use an ATM? Not even close. Here’s the story

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Jun 17 2016

Only 2 States Protect Customer Reviewers

We have all seen examples of nasty companies suing customers who post negative reviews about their services. Believe it or not, only two states — California and Maryland have enacted legislation protecting consumers. Here’s the story.

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