The New York Attorney General is alleging that a series of interrelated companies has been sending magazine and newspaper subscription and renewal offers to consumers claiming illusory savings. Here’s the story.
You get a house, and you get a house… that’s not what Oprah recently said, but what court judges are beginning to say. That’s because the statute of limitations is beginning to run out on early mortgage foreclosure cases. And those homeowners who stopped paying their mortgage and haven’t been kicked out of their homes yet, may get to stay. Here’s the story.
When Chaz Epps wanted a new apartment, the landlord ran a credit check. The reporting firm said Epps was a felon and he didn’t get the apartment. But that was a case of identity theft, and the reporting firm refused to fix it even though Epps proved his real identity. See how he won his fight.
The Consumer Rights Act in the UK goes into effect this October. It combines eight different consumer laws into one master law, and gives consumers some new rights. Among those rights is the ability to return faulty goods within 30 days of purchase. Here’s the story.
More and more foods are genetically modified and that worries some consumers. Now a bill has been filed in Congress to allow companies that sell NON-genetically modified foods to place a uniform “No GMOs” label on their products. Here’s the story.
Despite stories of fake IRS agents calling consumers trying to get them to pay supposedly back taxes, the most likely way someone else could claim your refund is through a phishing email. Here’s the story.
There is a nasty practice by some sellers where costly optional insurance offers are pre-checked on their websites. That means consumers have to untick the box, or get charged for the unwanted insurance. Now the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK wants to outlaw opt-out insurance. Here’s the story.
According to a new study from the University of Connecticut, energy drinks can be harmful to kids and adolescents, and should not be sold or marketed to children under 18. Kids who drink high-caffeinated energy drinks can suffer negative health, social, emotional and behavioral problems, the study says. Here’s the story.
are the most likely to partake in risky mobile behavior, like connecting their smartphones to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks, visiting unfamiliar sites on their phones, and plugging their phones into public charging stations according to a new survey.
Color matters, most times, but if shoppers care about product details, black and white pictures may tell help shoppers focus on the details more. That is the conclusion of a new study from Ohio State University.