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Monday, May 15, 2017

SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!
SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!

Fake gift cards and coupons for many popular retailers have infiltrated the internet.

SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!
SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!

Fake gift cards and coupons for many popular retailers have infiltrated the internet.

SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!
SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!

Fake gift cards and coupons for many popular retailers have infiltrated the internet.

SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!
SCAM GRAM: Don’t get clipped by scam coupons!

Fake gift cards and coupons for many popular retailers have infiltrated the internet.

 

Friday, May 05, 2017

Why does my home insurance go up and up?
Why does my home insurance go up and up?

Are you adequately covered if your home were totally destroyed? While it can be tricky to balance affordable premiums versus 100 percent coverage, purchasing homeowners insurance is not the time to be “penny wise and pound foolish.”

 

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Victory! CFPB helps woman take home back from inept servicer
Victory! CFPB helps woman take home back from inept servicer

A woman who filed for bankruptcy fought a two-year battle with her mortgage servicer after the servicer erroneously listed her home as part of her bankruptcy agreement. It wasn’t until the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stepped in that the many wrongs caused by the servicer’s errors were finally made right.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SCAM GRAM: Pay-by-the-month puppies? What’s up with that?
SCAM GRAM: Pay-by-the-month puppies? What’s up with that?

SCAM GRAM is Consumer Action’s monthly e-newsletter alerting you to the dirtiest players in the world of tech fraud, credit card scams, ID theft and general con-artistry. Don’t be fooled by liars, cheats and crooks—wise up with SCAM GRAM!

 

Monday, March 06, 2017

NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK: YOU have rights!
NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK: YOU have rights!

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to break up with your bank
How to break up with your bank

Fed up with your big bank’s monthly fees chewing away at your modest savings? Sick of seeing just four cents of interest every month? Or are you maybe offended by how your bank finances morally dubious businesses that harm people or damage the environment? Our list of bank-switching tips will help you take your money to a better financial institution as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Beware: Marketers look to make a buck off student loan borrowers
Beware: Marketers look to make a buck off student loan borrowers

Consumer Action is warning consumers about mail solicitations on student loan consolidation and payment plans. The letters appear to be from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) but are actually from for-profit marketers looking to sell student loan borrowers expensive re-payment plans that the borrowers shouldn’t have to pay for in the first place (these plans are typically free through the DOE). The marketers may also be looking to steal the student’s identity.

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