After a man swallowed his permanent dental bridge during a surgery, his dentist said insurance wouldn’t pay to replace it because the lost bridge was too new. For months, the consumer fought for the anesthesiologist and the hospital to pay. In a surprise ending, the consumer would owe only $30 on a $9,000 bill. Here’s what happened.
Here is how this scam works: a friend known to you sends you a Facebook friend request. You think it is legitimate and say yes. The trouble is that a crook stole that person’s information and picture in order to create a fake profile. Here’s more.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Experian, one of the big three credit bureaus, for misrepresenting its Plus scores as the same ones used by credit grantors in making lending decisions. Here’s the story.
If you want to avoid the lines at Costco, it is going to cost you. They are testing a delivery service now in Florida where you pay $99 a year for unlimited grocery orders delivered to your door. Here’s the story.
In Florida, you can’t call skim milk “skim milk” on the label unless it contains added vitamin A. One dairy wanted to sell natural skim milk, without the vitamin additive, but the state would not let them label it “skim milk.” So it went to court. Here’s the result.
The personal information of tens of thousands of customers of Saks Fifth Avenue has been publicly available in plain text online, according to a story in Buzzfeed. Until recently, unencrypted, publicly accessible web pages on the site contained tens of thousands of records for customers who signed up for wait lists to buy products. Here’s the story.