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In the wake of rising unemployment claims and mortgage foreclosures, Spanish-speaking consumers are being unfairly preyed upon by unscrupulous businesses who promise to stop foreclosure proceedings only to have consumers ultimately lose their homes despite paying significant sums of money to such...
Fruit juices can provide substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals and in higher amounts than eating whole fruits. 100% juices aren’t naturally nutritious and often fortified with nutrients like vitamin C, calcium and vitamin D. You, however, must carefully read the label when purchasing...
In these tough economic times, with almost 1 out 10 Americans unemployed, many people are desperate for a job or an opportunity to earn a little extra money to pay their bills. Not surprisingly, it is also when scam artists come out of the dark to prey on innocent consumers. The latest...
One of the country’s largest credit and debit card payment processing companies, Heartland Payment Systems (“Heartland”) based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced on Monday, January 19, 2009, that credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and cardholders names were stolen...
One of the biggest home improvements consumers make is the installation of a deck. Nothing is nicer than setting up the barbeque to grill on the deck on a nice summer day. Of course, decks are not cheap, and having to strip and stain wood decking every few years can be expensive, time consuming,...
Although the Department of Transportation has adopted new consumer–protection rules to help airline passengers, it seems the Department has not been enforcing the new regulations. Despite the fines for violations reaching approximately $3.2 million in 2011, none of the penalties assessed to...
Ovcon birth control pills, manufactured by Warner Chilcott, may not prevent pregnancy in women taking the pills, the FDA warns. For the past five years, the potency of the pill has been in question and the FDA has sent a warning letter to Warner Chilcott regarding the ineffectiveness of Ovcon. An...
Best Western offers a guarantee on its website for the lowest rate for a room when reservations are made through its website. The guarantee states that if a customer finds a room at a better price than Best Western’s on another website, Best Western will lower its price and give the consumer a...
When a customer doesn’t pay her debts to a bank or credit card company, the company will often sell the customer’s debts to a collection agency. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this practice, so long as the debts are real. As Matt Taibbi colorfully put it: “The Cliff’s Notes version...
Many cell phone users pay for each text message they send and receive. Most people just delete unwanted text messages. This is probably appropriate when the messages come from friends and family. But when companies use machines to automatically spam you with unwanted text messages, they may be...