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  • Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful

     Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful
    Maybe you got a call from Rachel over the holidays. That's Rachel as in "Rachel from cardholder services," those incredibly annoying telemarketing pitches that prompted the former head of the Federal Trade Commission, Jon Leibowitz, to declare Rachel...
  • Four California car dealers accused of deception settle with FTC

    Four California car dealers accused of deception settle with FTC
    Four auto dealers in Southern California and five others around the country agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges of deceptive advertising that misled consumers about low prices and financing when buying cars. The nationwide...
  • Know your rights if you're hounded by debt collectors

     
    The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
  • Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey

    Fallout from Target customer data breach shows in sentiment survey
    Target continues to suffer blowback from the breach of as many as 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts it disclosed last week, as consumer perception of the chain plunges and calls for an investigation intensify. Consumers' perception of...
  • Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion

    Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion
    A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United...
  • Google to pay Md. $1M over privacy breach allegations

    Google to pay Md. $1M over privacy breach allegations
    Google will pay the Maryland state government $1 million as part of a $17 million, 37-state settlement for collecting information on consumers' Internet browsing activity without their consent. The data was gathered from iPhone and iPad users despite a...
  • In fob we trust

     
    The blessing and curse of modern car keys Wednesday's print column Earlier this week, we traded my wife's old sedan for the key to a brand new car Literally. In the course of final negotiations with the salesman, I said......
  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
  • FTC warns hotels about 'drip pricing,' but is it enough?

    Consumers continue to get dinged and, worse, surprised by "resort" fees that often aren't quoted upfront in the hotel booking process. This one lump-sum fee often covers such items as phone calls, bottled water, Internet access, access to the pool or...
  • Expired debt coming back to haunt some through deceptive means

    I have been a certified court mediator in Florida for more than 10 years. In recent years, I have seen more and more cases of creditors and debt collectors suing people who have not made the minimum payments on their credit cards. If you have outstanding...