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(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Peer-To-Peer Loans Offer Alternative To Banks

Taking the banks out of the equation, some consumers are turning to sites like LendingClub.com or Prosper.com to get the money they need from people they don’t even know.

03/13/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Skimmers May Use Smartphones To Steal Credit Card Information

The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.

02/27/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Couple Gets Little Help From Debt Settlement Company

A Tri-Valley couple who turned to a popular debt settlement company based here in the Bay Area for help says they’re now worse off than when they started.

11/29/2011

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Card Readers Tampered With At Bay Area Lucky Supermarkets

Lucky Supermarkets has issued a warning to consumers after someone tampered with credit and debit card readers at several Bay Area Stores.

11/23/2011

Credit card transaction, economy, commerce, retail,

ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Ranks High In Credit Score Survey

The economy has been rough, but there are still people in the Bay Area that can brag about having a high credit score.

10/11/2011

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Bay Area Homeowners Scrambling To Refinance Loans

Bay Area homeowners are rushing to take advantage of mortgage rates that have hit another record low.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

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KCBS In Depth: Consumer Issues

An interview with Consumer Action’s Joe Ridout on the many issues facing consumers these days, including credit, privacy issues and protecting yourself from scams.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

(AP)

ConsumerWatch: Jobs Requiring Jobs, Airline Taxes

A review of popular job websites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Craigslist.org found hundreds of employers specifically seeking applicants who are “currently employed” or recently employed.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011

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California Assembly Bans Using Credit Reports For Most Hiring

California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when they are deciding whether to hire workers for most jobs.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

(AP)

ConsumerWatch: PG&E Rebate Program Still Hitting Snags

More then 266,000 San Francisco and San Mateo residents received a $25 pre-paid debit card from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for conserving gas this past December, but some customers are still confused on whether the debit card includes extra fees.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/06/2011

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