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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

12/01/2014

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Car Dealers Jump On Black Friday Bandwagon

More and more, car dealers and manufacturers are getting into the Black Friday sales game, offering consumers thousands in trade-ins and cash-back deals.

11/28/2014

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Price Matching During Holidays Is Easy Money That Many Pass Up

For some holiday shopping is a contact sport, but scoring better deals this holiday season doesn’t even require getting off the couch.

11/28/2014

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Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

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Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State Investigation

A new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.

11/23/2014

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Consumer Watchdog Releases List Of 10 Most Unsafe Toys In Time For Holidays

As we get closer to the season of giving gifts, a consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of the 10 most unsafe toys. Did any of these toys make your child’s wish list?

11/19/2014

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Strangest Expense Report Ever: TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For Story

It’s not everyday that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

11/17/2014

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Older Americans, Still Saddled With Student Debt, Find Social Security Benefits At Risk

An estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older who are still carrying student debt and learning too late that their Social Security benefits could be in jeopardy.

10/31/2014

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2015 Consumer Reports Rankings: 8th Year Toyota Is Most Reliable, Tech Problems Plague Other Brands

Toyota tops Consumer Reports 2015 reliability index, released today, but electronic glitches in the onboard infotainment systems continue to plague new cars.

10/27/2014

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ConsumerWatch: National Report Claims 10% Of Food Mislabeled, Diluted or Misrepresented

The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) says nearly 10-percent of all food is mislabeled, diluted, or misrepresented.

10/10/2014

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