Take a good look at your bank statement or credit card bill and there’s a decent chance you’ll find a mysterious charge for something you never purchased or can’t remember buying.
Tim Hott and Lopa Sengupta said their October wedding at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda was supposed to be the best day of their lives. But two weeks before the event, the couple discovered their caterer was no longer in business. Now the pair is out over $4,000 in deposit fees and other costs.
Consumers may want to think twice before purchasing gift cards. A new scam proves that crooks are getting more sophisticated and the old protections just aren’t working any more.
The F.D.A. has been looking into scores of complaints from dog owners who say their animals got sick after eating Beneful dog food. The agency said, while it generally does not comment on an open investigation, it has seen a spike in complaints since January after several media reports about the dog food.
Many parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.
Over the next year, 27 million Americans will accidentally damage their smartphone. Do the math and that means about 2 million people per-month, or 80,000 per-day will have an accident with the phone, according to warranty provider Square Trade.
Authorities were looking for the owner of a San Jose moving company, his wife and three others after prosecutors on Monday said hundreds of customers were overcharged and told their furniture and other belongings would be held in storage unless they paid the higher fees.
Wednesday in San Francisco, the new chairwoman of the FTC called on the advertising industry to give consumers “effective and meaningful privacy protection,” by coming up with a standard way for consumers to make it known they do not want their on-line activity tracked.
Teen idol Justin Bieber is selling more than music these days. He’s putting his brand on a pre-paid debit card for teenagers.
In a recent study, the Environment Working Group discovered that store-bought meat contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, which can cause consumers to become ill.