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Major Retailers Sued For Deceptive Pricing

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Retailers, Deceptive Pricing

Four major retailers are accused of tricking consumers with alleged “fake” sales.

Consumers Now Buying More Online Rather Than In Stores

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 7, 2016 at 11:44 AM / Retailers, Consumer News

A recent study has documented a major shift in the retail landscape. According to Pulse of the Online Shopper, a UPS whitepaper, more than half (51%) of all purchases are happening online. And more and more of those purchases are being made on mobile devices (44%).

Why You Should Always Read The Fine Print Before Agreeing to 0% Financing

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM / Retailers, Contracts, Consumer Tips

They say you should always read the fine print. And perhaps it’s never more important than when agreeing to a deferred-interest payment plan.

Is Egyptian Cotton Really Better?

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 12, 2016 at 11:33 AM / Retailers, Consumer News, Consumer Products

Cotton made headlines in August after Target Corp. dropped a manufacturer for trying to pass off cheaper cotton sheets as premium Egyptian cotton. Target said it discovered that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases supplied by Welspun were mislabeled as Egyptian cotton between August 2014 and July 2016. The...

What Your Driver's License Says About You

POSTED: William PinilisApril 30, 2015 at 9:27 AM / Fraud, Retailers, Identity theft, Driver's license

Have you ever been somewhere, say, a doctor's office, or even a retailer, and been asked to hand over your license to be copied or scanned? Please think twice  - there are barcodes on the back of a license or ID that contain valuable information about you that can be stolen, and you could be opening...

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