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Recall alert: Ready-to-eat ham leaves 1 dead, 3 sick Recalls October 4, 2018
Tainted ham has left one person dead and three sick following a listeria contamination that has quickly led to a…
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites Protect Your Rights & Identity October 2, 2018
If you're an avid user of social media, perhaps the most recent Facebook data breach is still fresh on your mind.…
How to make sure your credit report is accurate
How to make sure the files that are kept on you are accurate Protect Your Rights & Identity September 28, 2018
Many of us are aware of the need to review our credit reports from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax every year.…
fake social media accounts - Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media
Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2018
The explosion of social media has resulted in unprecedented access between fans and celebrities. It has become increasingly common for big-time…
Recall alert: Ground beef sold at Sam's Club, Target, Aldi linked to E. Coli
Recall alert: Ground beef sold at Sam’s Club, Target, Aldi linked to E. coli Recalls September 26, 2018
Ground beef sold at major retailers Sam's Club, Target, Aldi and more is being recalled because of an E. coli…
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Life gets busy, and sometimes you may forget to pay a bill. If this happens, you may even be contacted…
Want to work from home? Here's how to spot a virtual assistant scam
Looking to work from home? Beware this virtual assistant job scam Scams & Rip-Offs September 20, 2018
With the economy thriving, many employers are making concerted efforts to hire more people. As fruitful as these times are…
How a member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam
How one member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Are you observant enough to catch a check scam when it's happening to you? Do you check your finances regularly…
How to stop those annoying 'Congratulations' gift card ads
How to stop those annoying ‘Congratulations’ pages on your phone’s browser Mobile & Electronics September 14, 2018
Perhaps you're familiar with this scenario: You visit a website on your mobile device, sometimes one you've never been to…
gravel ridge farms cage-free eggs recall
Recall alert: Salmonella-tainted eggs sold in parts of the Southeast Recalls September 11, 2018
Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling its Cage Free Large Eggs after more than a dozen people fell ill from eating…
Security keys: What you need to know to protect your personal information
Use these security keys to lock down your computer and protect your personal info Protect Your Rights & Identity September 10, 2018
Although passwords and virtual two-factor authentication can be effective safeguards, the push to protect our digital data has crossed back…
Sports apparel company Challenger Teamwear suffers data breach
In a sports league? You should know about this cyberattack Protect Your Identity September 7, 2018
In a letter to customers, a sports apparel company announced this week that it has suffered a data breach. Challenger Teamwear,…
How to talk to a real person at AT&T, Comcast Xfinity and more
How to talk to a real live person at AT&T, Comcast Xfinity and more Mobile & Electronics September 6, 2018
If you've tried to reach your cable TV provider lately, you well know that none of them seem to be…
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Ford recalls 2 million F-150s over possible seat belt fires Cars September 6, 2018
Ford is recalling two million of its popular F-150 pickup trucks because of concerns about the seat belts catching fire.…
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail Mobile & Electronics September 4, 2018
One drawback in today's digital age of free internet services is that some companies have turned your personal information into…
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2018
You know the routine: You trudge to the mailbox and retrieve the mail after a long day at work. As…
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
Have you eaten at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen? Take these steps to protect your credit Protect Your Identity August 23, 2018
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen has suffered a cyberattack that is believed to have yielded the payment information of a half million…
xtava hair dryer recall
Recall alert: 235,000 hair dryers sold by Walmart, Amazon pose burn and fire hazard Recalls August 16, 2018
Xtava LLC, a domestic distributor of Chinese-made hair dryers, is voluntarily recalling a quarter-million units following hundreds of reports of…
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Surprise! I got outstanding customer service from one of the giant monster megabanks Money & Credit August 16, 2018
If you listen to The Clark Howard Show or follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that big banks are…
How to dispute your cable bill
How to dispute a bill with your cable provider Mobile & Electronics August 14, 2018
Because the cable providers use a subscription business model to provide service, the cable bill is something you'll never be…
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data Protect Your Rights & Identity August 9, 2018
If you're a Comcast customer, you may have dodged a figurative bullet thanks to quick acting by Xfinity's IT team.…
PassProtect
Simple browser add-on lets you know if your password is safe Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
It's no secret that many of the companies we do business with every day aren't doing a great job protecting…
consumer complaint
New list: The biggest consumer complaints of 2017 Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
Auto issues topped a new survey of top consumer complaints across the country in 2017, according to the Consumer Federation…
almond breeze recall
Recall alert: Almond Breeze almond milk may contain dairy milk Recalls August 3, 2018
More than 145,000 cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk are being recalled because they may contain dairy  milk, according…
salad recall
Recall alert: Salads & wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens for possible parasite Recalls August 1, 2018
A broad range of salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens, among other places, have been recalled because…
salad recall
Recall alert: Salads & wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens for possible parasite Recalls August 1, 2018
A broad range of salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens, among other places, have been recalled because…
goldfish crackers
Recall alert: 3 million Goldfish Crackers for possible salmonella Recalls July 24, 2018
Pepperidge Farms is recalling 3.3 million units of Goldfish Crackers out of an abundance of caution after being alerted to…
ritz crackers
Recall alert: 16 varieties of Ritz Crackers over salmonella fears Recalls July 23, 2018
Mondelez International is recalling select packages of Ritz Crackers as a precaution because of the possible presence of salmonella in…
Man with Financial problems
Here’s how to send a ‘drop dead’ letter to a collection agency Protect Your Rights & Identity July 23, 2018
If you're in trouble with collection agencies, you have strong rights under federal law to prevent those agencies from harassing…
Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella
Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella News July 20, 2018
A popular sweet treat sold under multiple brand names is being recalled this week due to the possible contamination of…
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