Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Mar 28 2017

Markdown Mania Grips Shoppers

According to a new study, forty-five percent of American women will only walk into a store if they’re enticed by sales of 41% or more. Here’s more.

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Mar 28 2017

Odds are You’ll Become a Fraud Victim

From a consumer perspective the chances are that over a period of three to four years you are now more likely than not to be a victim of a successful fraudulent act of some kind. Here’s why.

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Mar 28 2017

Take Advantage of Price Drops

If the price of an item goes down after you bought, don’t fret… there are things you can do to get back the difference. Here’s how.

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Mar 28 2017

Man swallows dental bridge during knee surgery. Who should pay?

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.

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Mar 27 2017

1 in 4 Have Amazon Credit Cards

Is Amazon taking over the financial world too? Could be because new figures show that a quarter of US adults have an Amazon-branded credit card. Here’s the story.

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Mar 27 2017

Beware the Facebook Cloning Scam

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.

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Mar 24 2017

5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

The key to spending less is to pay only for what you use. Here’s how.

 

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Mar 24 2017

Sears: Going, Going…

Sears warned that it may not have the financial resources to continue in business. Here’s what they said.

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Mar 24 2017

Experian Fined for Misleading Credit Scores

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.

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Mar 24 2017

T-Mobile Launches Scam Protection

Scam Block and Scam ID are two new services for T-Mobile customers. They will identify and block potential scam calls. Here’s the story.

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Mar 23 2017

Costco Joins with Shipt to Offer Grocery Deliveries

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.

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Mar 21 2017

The Great Skim Milk Labeling Controversy

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.

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Mar 21 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue Exposed Customer Info

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.

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Mar 21 2017

Vitamin D No Help for Dementia in Men

A new study reveals that taking vitamin D or selenium supplements will do nothing to help men reduce the risk of dementia. Here’s the story.

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Mar 20 2017

Penny-Pinching Mom Ditches Debt

This is the story of a woman and her husband who found themselves with $37,000 of debt, and how they diligently brought that figure down to zero.

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