Company dismisses claims based on alleged misrepresentations in the application, suit charges
A class action suit in Chicago's Cook County Court charges that Direct Auto Insurance targets low-income minorities for its "worthless" car insurance policies, profiting from the premiums but refusing to honor claims, Courthouse News Service reports.
Meanwhile, you need to protect yourself and warn your senior friends and family members
The so-called “grandmother scam” has snared so many victims that the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a brief hearingon on Wednesday in an attempt to find some solution to the problem – including, perhaps, increased cooperation and awareness from phone companies and various retailers.
Consumers hoped for quick and easy weight loss but lost only money
An administrator working for the FTC is now mailing 196,969 checks averaging $47.51 each to consumers who purchased the Ab Circle Pro.
Change in financial behavior is one of the clues
In a 2013 report, AARP recorded a surge in scams in New York City directed at senior citizens. Not only were the numbers up, the AARP report estimated that one third of elderly fraud victims don't report the crimes.
Beware these summer-specific versions of year-round scams
It's the start of summer vacation season, and although you might be looking forward to taking a few days off work, the thieves, fraudsters and con artists of the world have no intention of doing so.
Cold water, sunscreen and plenty of fresh air and shade are the keys to a healthy summer
Don't sweat it, there are ways to keep your pet safe in the summer heat.
Some are old, some are new but they all attack your wallet
Maybe it's because summer is on the way, with rising air-conditioning costs, or last winter's frigid weather, but the tried-and-true utility bill scam appears to be making a return appearance across the U.S.Maybe it's because summer is on the way, with rising air-conditioning costs, or last winter's frigid weather, but the tried-and-true utility bill scam appears to be making a return appearance across the U.S.
Email harvesting is allowed but followup invitations are notJennifer Abel of ConsumerAffairs
If you've been feeling annoyed with various friends, colleagues or peripheral acquaintances who keep e-pestering you with email urging you to connect with them on LinkedIn, register with LinkedIn, or just do something LinkedIn, keep this possibility in mind: those people might have no idea any this is happening.
The correct answer is “It depends”
Budget-conscious consumers are always looking for ways to reduce their utility bills, and depending on where they live and what time of year it is, the bulk of those monthly bills usually cover the cost of climate control: heat in the winter, air conditioning in summer.
Reader's tale of contract dispute sounds sadly typical of the genre
In the past few months, unregulated or third-party energy providers have received not only a lot of bad press, but a lot of negative attention from legislators and government regulators, all based on complaints which boil down to poor customer service: confusing or hard-to-break contracts, hidden and unjustified rate increases, and more.
Customers of Ambit Energy decry unexpected price jumps
Electricity deregulation was supposed to be good for consumers — all else being equal, a competitive market should offer lower prices than a monopoly — yet in practice, that hasn't exactly been the case.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a security flaw
To make it easier to share huge files, as well as ensure the safety of important data, businesses are making increasing use of the cloud – storing their computer files on remote servers. But two researchers at Johns Hopkins have questioned the security of the growing number of companies now offering cloud storage services.
Dutch non-profit animates a 10-year-old 'Sweetie' as bait
Technology is all too often used by pedophiles and those who cater to them. Now a Dutch non-profit has turned the tables and is putting technology to work stopping pedophilia.
Researchers find health information on the web isn't always reliable
If you happen to consult the Internet on health issues, rather than talking them over with your doctor, you might be making a big mistake.
Here's some of the frugality tricks that've helped me
Nowadays, depending on your tax bracket, a penny saved from your take-home pay can equal more than one and a half pre-tax pennies earned.