Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Sep 19 2014

The Most Counterfeited Products and 8 Ways to Avoid Purchasing Them

Counterfeit goods are big business, not just in the U.S., but around the world. To figure out what’s authentic and what’s not, check out the story here.

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Sep 19 2014

10 Things We Pay Too Much For

From Stacy Johnson, MoneyTalkNews:

From bottled water to eyeglasses to greeting cards, we overpay. Here are 10 things that we pay too much for, and how to get them cheaper.

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Sep 19 2014

Don’t Fall for These 3 New Scams

From John Matarese, WCPO-TV:

The new scams range from offers of a free iPhone 6 to a message from a friend to watch an “amazing video.” Don’t fall for these scams.

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Sep 17 2014

New Refrigerator Standards to Save More Energy

FrigNew refrigerators will use between 20 – 25% less energy under new standards that went into effect this week. This could save consumers over $200 a year compared to the original standards issued in 1978. Here’s the story.

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Sep 17 2014

How to Avoid a Casting Scam

You ought to be in pictures. NOT. Stage parents and aspiring models may be lured by email offers from professional photographers or modeling agencies saying they have a job opportunity for you. Don’t fall for it according to Backstage.com. Here’s why.

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Sep 17 2014

We’re Consuming Too Much in the U.S.

Americans are getting fatter. Really fat. The average waist size for men has ballooned to 39.7 inches, and to 37.8 inches for women. YIKES! Here’s the skinny.

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Sep 16 2014

This Bill Could Improve Your Credit Score

There is a move in Congress to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove negative information from your credit report after only four years, instead of the current seven. The affect of this would be to dramatically increase consumers’ credit scores. Here’s the story.

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Sep 16 2014

How Your Car is Tracking You

… and six steps you can take to protect your privacy.

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Sep 16 2014

NY-AG Settles with Walmart Over 50 Cent Overcharge

New Yorkers were charged 50 cents more than the advertised price for Coke recently at Walmart stores, and the NY AG went after them. To settle the case, Walmart agreed to pay the New York Attorney General $66,000. Here’s the story.

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Sep 16 2014

Sears Intros “In-Car” Returns

Sears is introducing product returns whereby they will send out someone to your car to pick up and process your return. What’s next? Will they come to the house? Here’s the story.

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Sep 15 2014

STOP WAITING FOR YOUR WAGES

It’s your money- you earned it, so why wait until payday to get your check? Activehours is the smart phone app that allows you to access your pay as you earn it, and unlike those pricey payday loans, it’s FREE (the company asks that you give them a tip if you’re happy with the service).  Here’s the story.

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Sep 12 2014

1.3 Million Kidde Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled

KiddeThe CPSC has just recalled 1.3 million Kidde smoke alarms, and also combination smoke/CO alarms that might fail to sound after a power failure. Here’s the story and affected models.

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Sep 12 2014

Bogus Bills: Shady Company Scams Schools in 26 States

The Better Business Bureau is warning school districts across the country to be on the lookout for fake invoices for educational supplies.  Read more.

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Sep 11 2014

90% of Kids Eat Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of children age 6 – 18 eat too much sodium, and it comes from just 10 foods. Here’s the story.

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Sep 11 2014

New weapon to fight credit card fraud at the gas station

Visa unveils a new weapon to fight credit and debit card fraud at the gas station, a favorite place for criminals to use stolen or counterfeit cards. Tests show fraud reduced by more than 20 percent. Read the full story:

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