Fraudsters are always busy trying steal your money. When a new emergency comes along, they look in their bag of tricks and repurpose scams that have worked in the past or they dream up something new. With social media reaching so many people and the ability to text millions, consumers need to alert.
Three defendants in a student loan debt relief scheme have been ordered to pay millions to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers by promising to reduce or eliminate their student loan debt.
Like most people for now, the coronavirus is turning my life upside down. I wanted to get my new glasses Monday, but a delay caused an error in one of my glasses prescriptions, I’m getting regular glasses and computer classes, screwed everything up.
Last week, I looked up when Saint Patrick’s day was so I could write this greeting. However, with the pandemic crisis, I forgot all about it. I went out yesterday to the credit union and to my local food co-op and Safeway to stock up on more food.
Being a consumer journalist is helpful because you learn valuable things. When I was writing my weekly newsletter of financial tips, I ran across a Consumer Reports article on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus when grocery shopping.
Yamaha is recalling about 82,000 line 6 relay G10 digital wireless guitar systems and USB charging cables in the United States and about 4,700 units in Canada. The lithium-ion battery can overheat and the battery cover can separate with force, posing fire and injury hazards.
Lannie or Fairley for boys or Judith or Sharron for girls? No, those aren’t names for 2020. Those names were popular names from the 1940s. Names.org, a website all about names, has released predictions for the Most Popular Baby Names of 2020.
Some people are using grocery delivery services to limit their exposure to the coronavirus. Consumer Reports recommends these steps whether you buy groceries yourself or if you have them delivered: Wash nonporous containers.
Federal financial agency charges Fifth Third Bank with opening unauthorized accounts and signing consumers up for unapproved products and services
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in Illinois Monday against Fifth Third Bank, one of the largest banks in the Midwest. The CFPB alleges that for several years Fifth Third, without consumers’ knowledge or consent, added services consumers didn't approve.
Two weeks ago, I went to my local co-op to stock up on food due to the possible need to stay home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I bought two weeks’ worth of food. Then, I heard that older people may need to stay home for more than two weeks. So I set out for Costco for a shopping trip.