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How to limit your chances of fraud during the holidays

How to Limit Your Chances of Fraud During the Holidays

Posted: November 28, 2014 at 10:58 am   /   Consumer News

Whether you’re planning to line up for a new flat-screen TV at midnight or expecting to knock out your shopping on the iPad from the comfort of your couch, chances are you’ll be using your credit card a lot more in the coming weeks. And that means more chances for your card information to be […]

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Don't Buy These Things on Black Friday

VIDEO: Don’t Buy These Things on Black Friday

Posted: November 27, 2014 at 7:28 am   /   Consumer News

Gearing up for a Black Friday shopping spree? There are some great bargains to be had each year, but be careful what you spend your money on. Market Watch reports on the items you should forgo, including decorations, DIY tools and winter apparel. Watch the video on marketwatch.com >

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Honda Says It Underreported Serious Accidents

Honda Says It Underreported Serious Accidents

Posted: November 26, 2014 at 9:27 am   /   Consumer News

Honda Motor Co. said it failed to report 1,729 death and injury incidents to U.S. regulators in an 11-year period starting in 2003 as results of an internal audit exposed lapses in its ability to meet federal reporting requirements. The figure more than doubles the actual number of deaths and injuries involving its vehicles, bringing […]

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NOCSAE Voids Two Helmet Certifications

Posted: November 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm   /   Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting, Personal Protection

Helmet safety is a controversial issue across all sports. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has recently voided two popular lacrosse helmets that are currently on the market. What’s all the commotion about? The helmets were found to be sub-standard after an independent study was conducted by the NOCSAE. Both companies have […]

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Crazy Eddie CFO: 'We are in the golden era of white-collar crime'

Crazy Eddie CFO: ‘We are in the golden era of white-collar crime’

Posted: November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Consumer News

The U.S. government is losing the war against white collar crime. That’s the message from Sam E. Antar, one of the masterminds of the massive Crazy Eddie fraud of the 1980s. “We are in the golden era of white-collar crime. My biggest regret is I should’ve been a criminal today rather than 20 years ago,” […]

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Federal Agents Arrest Debt Collectors in Crackdown

Federal Agents Arrest Debt Collectors in Crackdown

Posted: November 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm   /   Consumer News, Unlawful Debt Collectors

Federal agents in Georgia arrested John Todd Williams, 48, founder of debt collection agency Williams, Scott & Associates along with six other employees on Tuesday morning for allegedly running a $4.1 million debt collection scam that targeted more than 6,000 people across the United States. The arrests stem from an investigation by the Federal Bureau […]

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