Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
Jun 23 2017

Of All the Fees You Pay, This One Is the Worst by Far

What’s the most maddening fee you pay? To check your luggage? Bounce a check? Use an ATM? Not even close. Here’s the story.

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Jun 23 2017

Study: Consumers Trust Social Media Product Videos

Who do consumers trust when recommending products? Social media influencers who post videos about products are actually trusted more than, say, celebrity endorsements. Here’s more.

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Jun 23 2017

FCC Proposes $120-mil Fine for Robocaller

He allegedly made almost 100 million robocalls trying to sell vacation packages using big brand names that he no affiliation with. Now the FCC proposes a huge fine. Here’s the story.

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Jun 23 2017

FCC Approves Internet from Space Satellites

In a couple of years, you may be able to get cheap Internet service anywhere in the US through a network of satellites just approved by the FCC. Here’s more.

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Jun 22 2017

1 in 5 Over-Consume Vitamin D

A new study suggests that almost one in five Americans are taking too much vitamin D, and that can be dangerous experts say. Here’s why.

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Jun 22 2017

Crooked Stockbrokers Can Keep Their Gains After 5 Years

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the SEC only has five years to go after crooks who steal money from investors. That’s the statute of limitations, and even if the crook stole millions and millions, he can keep the money if the SEC goes after him too late. Here’s the story.

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Jun 21 2017

Home Depot, Menards Sued Over Lumber Length

Everyone knows that a two by four is not really 2″ by 4″… but that hasn’t stopped a lawsuit against Home Depot and Menards for failing to put the actual measure on certain other pieces of lumber. Here’s the story.

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Jun 21 2017

If You’re a Data Breach Victim…

It seems like there is a new data breach every week. Here are tips on what to do if you are a victim (and to prevent being a victim in some cases).

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Jun 20 2017

New DirecTV Scam Most Elaborate Yet

Imagine a crook actually changing your TV service to the channels you want, paying your bill, and then scamming you! Here is the scheme (beware autoplay video).

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Jun 16 2017

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Money Management

Who wants to waste valuable time thinking about money when there are vacations to take, books to read and rounds of golf to be played? Here’s the story. 

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Jun 15 2017

GOP Health Plan Will Raise Costs

According to a new analysis of the House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act finds that 13 million people will lose health care coverage, premiums will rise and out-of-pocket costs will go up sharply. Here’s the story from Consumer Reports.

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Jun 15 2017

Flight Delays, Cancellations, Complaints Rise

Compared to last year, canceled and delayed flights rose in April on the nation’s leading airlines, and so did consumer complaints, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Here’s the story.

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Jun 14 2017

Crook Steals Your iPhone, Then Scams You

Talk about adding insult to injury. A new scam involves a crook who steals your phone, then you get an fake text seemingly from Apple saying your phone is found. Here’s how it works.

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Jun 14 2017

Advocates Want FTC to Pursue Cable Cos. for Privacy Violations

A number of consumer groups want the FTC to investigate AT&T, Comcast, and Cablevision for allegedly violating their subscribers’ privacy by inadequately notifying them how much of their data providers are gathering, compiling, and using for targeted advertising. Here’s the story.

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Jun 13 2017

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

The FDIC has issued a summer alert to consumers: the scamsters are out in force and here are 10 scams that aim to separate you and your money.

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