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A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Security Breach Exposes 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards

Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.

12/19/2013

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ConsumerWatch: E-mailed Receipts Can Cost Your Privacy

The Consumer Federation of California says once a store gets your email address, it can, and likely will, send you more emails, use it for marketing purposes, and possibly sell it to data aggregators.

12/18/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Same-Day Delivery Services Helping Traditional Stores Stay Competitive

Move over, Amazon and E-Bay. Brick and mortar stores are also providing same-day delivery this holiday season. It’s a strategic move intended to help stores compete with on-line retailers.

12/06/2013

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ConsumerWatch Call-In: Your Affordable Health Care Questions Answered

With a deadline approaching for Californians to apply for health insurance in order to be covered beginning January 1st, KPIX 5 is helping you get the answers you need on health care.

12/04/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Simple Steps To Protecting Yourself From Cyber Monday Scammers

Buyers beware, Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year; and with so much money changing hands on one day, it’s Christmas-come-early for online scammers.

12/02/2013

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ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Restaurant Diners Complain of ‘Tip Padding’

Be careful when you use your credit cards at a restaurant, or hold on to your receipts tightly. Some restaurant employees might be sneaking a few extra dollars onto the final bill.

11/24/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Protection Plan Surprises

When it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.

11/23/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Early Black Friday Deals May Be A Mixed Bag

With Black Friday still the most popular day to shop during the holidays according to a new CBS News poll, more retailers than ever will now be open on Thanksgiving Day, even as retail experts warn not every holiday deal is as great as it sounds.

11/21/2013

Typhoon victims queue up for relief goods in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: To Help Typhoon Victims, Send Money, Not Stuff

Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children — the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.

11/14/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem

Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.

11/13/2013

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