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Ferrari Recalls 3000 Cars for Entrapment Danger

Posted: September 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm   /   Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting, Personal Protection, Uncategorized

U.S. safety regulations require that there must be a way to escape the trunk if you happen to be trapped inside. Those who have recently purchased a Ferrari 458 sports car, take notice… Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States because a defect with an interior latch means […]

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Do Not Call Fraud Bill Advances in NJ

Posted: September 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm   /   Consumer News, Personal Protection, Sham Contractors & Salesmen

New Jersey is one step closer to eliminating illegal telemarketing practices… TRENTON – Joanne DiPisa’s telephone number is on the Do Not Call list, but she still gets unwanted marketing calls. When the Ocean County woman sees a number come up on her Caller ID as “unknown” or “unavailable,” she hangs up the phone. “I […]

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Why Hackers Now Prefer Your Medical Records to Credit Card Information

Posted: September 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Medical Fraud

Hospitals’ low security measures make them prime targets for patient data theft, experts say. Your policy numbers, diagnostic codes and billing information could be up for grabs… Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber […]

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New weapon to fight credit card fraud at the gas station

New Weapon to Fight Credit Card Fraud in Gas Stations

Posted: September 20, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Consumer News, Identity Theft

A clever new invention by Visa – the Visa Transaction Advisor – looks set to prevent credit card fraud in one of the most common locations, the gas station. Criminals who steal credit or debit cards or make counterfeit ones with stolen account numbers need somewhere to use them without getting caught. At self-serve gas […]

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What to Consider Before You Get the iPhone 6

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm   /   Consumer News

Guest Post by Billy Pinilis, Partner, PinilisHalpern, LLP   Consumers all over the globe are raring to get their hands on the hotly-anticipated iPhone 6 today, but in the small print of their service contract is something they won’t have bargained for… The mandatory arbitration clause, which is a fixture on most consumer contacts, contains […]

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An Epidemic of Medical Identity Theft

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Identity Theft

The identity of millions is in jeopardy due to hacking and data breaches throughout the medical industry. The following article discusses three separate cases… Within the past few weeks we have seen the hacking of the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov as well as a massive data breach at Community Health Systems, a hospital chain with […]

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