If your cell phone rings just once, and then the call is disconnected, think twice before returning the call. Scammers are hoping your curiosity will mean you’ll call back, subjecting yourself to a big and unexpected cell phone bill.
Some local telephone companies have argued that they are prevented from blocking robocalls because of the FCC. Now, the FCC says, there is no impediment to blocking those telemarketing calls, and in fact, the companies should offer their customers tools to do it. Here’s the story.
How many repairs does it take for a brand-new appliance to be declared a dud? Read about one customer’s saga with a Whirlpool washing machine, and what it took to get the machine running correctly. Here’s the story.
A new study by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) found customers who drive less than 5,000 miles a year may not get any discount at three of the five largest auto insurers – Farmers, Progressive and Allstate – unless they live in California, where mileage is required to be used as a rating factor. Here’s the story.
The FDA is about to issue final rules that would spell the end to trans fats in foods. Although there has been an 85% reduction in trans fats over the past few years, some products still contain them — but not for long. Here’s the story.
Shockingly, millions of smartphone owners have no security protection on their devices. And with over 3-million phones stolen in a typical year (and who knows how many others lost), your data is an open book. Here are tips to secure your smartphone.