Personal Protection

How to Expose a Fake Debt Collector: 3 Things You Must Know

Posted: December 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm   /   Consumer News, Personal Protection, Unlawful Debt Collectors

The following article outlines three things you should ask if you suspect you are being pursued by a fraudulent debt collector. This article can prevent you and your loved ones from being the next victim of this all too frequent scam. It’s late and your phone is ringing off the hook. The caller ID reads […]

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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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Frauds That Prey on the Vulnerable

Frauds That Prey on the Vulnerable

Posted: November 13, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Personal Protection, Sham Contractors & Salesmen

Increasingly, criminals are targeting elderly citizens. This piece by Jennifer Conlin for the NY Times documents a few of the scams they use to defraud the vulnerable… Barely a week passes in this house without one of us picking up the phone to an automated call offering my parents a free medical alert system. Of […]

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Why You Should Get A Receipt Every Single Time You Get Gas

Why You Should Get A Receipt Every Single Time You Get Gas

Posted: October 31, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Personal Protection

Not many people save gas station receipts these days, but there’s one very good reason why you should… You’re driving along and you notice your fuel gauge is on E. You stop at a gas station and fill ‘er up – and instead of gasoline you get a tank full of water. It happens. But […]

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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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