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AT&T To Pay Out $88M in Refunds Over Mobile Craming Scam

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 9, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, Consumer News

AT&T is paying out $88 million in refunds to millions of customers over cramming charges.

Use of Private Student Loans Drops

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 8, 2016 at 11:35 AM / Student Loan Debt

Although student debt remains an issue for millions, a new report shows one positive development. Fewer students are borrowing money from commercial banks to pay for their tuition.

Consumer Groups Raise Concerns About Internet-Connected Toys

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM / Consumer News

Does your child have a My Friend Cayla or I-Que Intelligent Robot on his or her Christmas list? If so, consumer groups say you should think twice before purchasing either item.

Video: One Credit Card Security Tip That Is Just A Myth

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 6, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Credit Card Fraud, Consumer Tips

With various types of fraud on the rise, experts are constantly recommending various strategies to prevent consumers from becoming victims.  But if writing "See ID" on the back of your credit card is some of the advice you've taken, you should know that it isn't much of a safeguard – the tactic is both...

Ford Recalls 680K Vehicles

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Auto Recalls

The Ford Motor Company has issued two safety recalls affecting 680,872 vehicles across North America.

New Malware Infects 13K Android Phones Each Day

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Identity theft, Cyber Fraud

A new report says more than a million Android phones have been compromised by a new malware strain since August. What’s more, experts say the virus, called Gooligan, is spreading at an alarming rate with an additional 13,000 phones becoming infected each day.

Wells Fargo Pushing To Settle Claims In Arbitration

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 1, 2016 at 11:20 AM / Forced Arbitration, Arbitration Clauses, Banking

Wells Fargo wants claims over fake accounts settled out of court.  The bank is facing dozens of lawsuits over its bogus accounts scandal, but is trying to push the cases into arbitration.

3 Children’s Homeopathic Medicines Recalled

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 30, 2016 at 11:22 AM / Recalls, Consumer Safety

Three over-the-counter homeopathic children’s drugs are the subject of a voluntary recall because of a potentially deadly ingredient.

Amex To Increase Late Fees In January

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Credit Cards

If you’ve got an American Express credit card in your wallet, you should take note of this:  Amex is raising its late payment fee in January.

Cyber Monday: 5 Ways Consumers Can Protect Their Personal Information

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 28, 2016 at 10:05 AM / Identity theft

Cyber Monday is officially underway. And for the first time ever, consumers are expected to spend more online today than they spent in stores on Friday.  Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks retail traffic, predicts that consumers will spend a whopping $3.36 billion online this Cyber Monday.

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