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Better customer service coming from cell phone companies? Mobile & Electronics February 24, 2011
There's an old rule of marketing that says it costs 10 times the money to get a new customer than…
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting Protect Your Rights & Identity February 23, 2011
"Excuse me, may I have your zip code?" We've all had the question at the checkout register. It seems innocent,…
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting
Outraged consumers take on a cable company and win Protect Your Rights & Identity February 22, 2011
If a company is not treating you right, what can you do about it? I've got a story to tell…
The best free anti-virus programs
The best free anti-virus programs Mobile & Electronics February 17, 2011
When it comes to protecting your computer, the best anti-virus programs may be free. PC World recently published its list…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
A new scheme to collect on old debt Money & Credit February 16, 2011
There is a new tactic in bill collection that I need to make sure you know about. David Lazarus of…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
Commerce Department proposes single login for all your accounts Mobile & Electronics February 14, 2011
Tired of having too many usernames and passwords for different sites? The Commerce Department is proposing a single method of…
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach Protect Your Rights & Identity February 8, 2011
How safe is your personal info? Not very, according to a new analysis by syndicated financial writer Greg Karp. If…
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach
Neuromarketing helps develop targeted messages for ads Protect Your Rights & Identity February 7, 2011
I used to love to participate in focus groups. Because of what I do for a living, I can't do…
TSA introduces new, more discreet X-ray scanner software
TSA introduces new, more discreet X-ray scanner software Travel February 3, 2011
I cannot tell you how much anger I've heard from frequent travelers about the new X-ray full body scanners in…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages Protect Your Rights & Identity February 2, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Not long ago, banking had a key rule: Know thy customer. The idea was that you needed to…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
The importance of active duty alerts and credit freezes Jobs & Military February 2, 2011
When I was a civilian employee for the Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War, I joined Pentagon…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
Postal service’s budget deficit could be remedied by privatizatio Protect Your Rights & Identity January 27, 2011
The USPS has really taken it on the chin in so many ways in the past. Last year, the postal…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
Scavenger debt collectors top list of consumer complaints Protect Your Rights & Identity January 26, 2011
Complaints about collection agencies top a new tally of consumer gripes from one chapter of the Better Business Bureau, according…
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity January 4, 2011
The number of calls I've been getting from people who are receiving weirdo contacts from scavenger debt collectors has skyrocketed.…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors Money & Credit December 7, 2010
Scavenger debt collectors are engaging in out-and-out fraud by signing affidavits that allege unsuspecting consumers owe the debts of people…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Kardashian Kard shows how bad pre-paid credit cards can be Money & Credit December 1, 2010
I don't know much about the Kardashians, but I like them right this second. If you're a fan of celebrity…
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Consumer Issues & ID Theft Resources Protect Your Rights & Identity November 9, 2010
Consumer Product Safety Commission - 800-638-CPSC To talk to an operator, dial 1, then 999. Recalls.org - Items that have…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
clarkhoward.com Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2010
Help fellow consumers Are you alarmed that your utility bills continue to rise? Are you struggling to afford hospital care…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Protect Kids’ Privacy Online/Remove Tracking Cookies Privacy & Security October 15, 2010
Protect your children on the internet A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that websites geared to children are more…
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clarkhoward.com Disputes & Complaints October 15, 2010
Ways to complain effectively 1) Document well – get names of everyone you talk to, the conversation you had, the…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Clark Howard: Warning About a Facebook Scam Using Clark Howard’s Scams & Rip-Offs October 15, 2010
Warning About a Facebook Scam Using Clark Howard's Name Clark has just learned about a Facebook scam that uses his…
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Know A Ponzi Scheme When You See One Scams & Rip-Offs July 23, 2010
Government retirees were taken in a $34 million Ponzi scheme that promised safe investments for their retirement money. Know the…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Beware of free iPad scams and fake anti-virus software Computer Scams & ID Theft April 21, 2010
RIP-OFF ALERT: The world of the Internet is rife with possible pitfalls. Here are two hot scams that you need…
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LifeLock reaches settlement with 35 states Computer Scams & ID Theft March 18, 2010
LifeLock has reached a $12 million settlement with the FTC and 35 states over deceptive advertising. The FTC has full…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
DHL exiting domestic overnight shipping business Mailings & Solicitations November 12, 2008
Clark has been using prepaid DHL overnight envelopes that he bought at Costco as one way to save a buck.…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Penny stock spam e-mails Scams & Rip-Offs June 20, 2007
Penny stock e-mails are rampant these days. These types of e-mails are the fastest growing type of spam out there.…
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