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  • Debt collectors warned to play fair

    Debt collectors don't have easy jobs. They're tasked with tracking down people who often don't want to be tracked down and don't want to pay up. But that doesn't mean they can do whatever they think it would take to get you to write a check, like...
  • New plan to curtail telemarketing fraud

    Federal officials hope to drastically change the telemarketing industry to make it harder for deceitful companies and scammers to rip you off. The Federal Trade Commission wants to ban telemarketers from accepting forms of payment that make it easy to...
  • Rosenthal: Feds have reservations on American and US Airways

    Every frequent flier knows how frustrating it is when, awaiting final clearance for takeoff, you're instead told there's a problem and you must taxi back to the gate. Maybe American Airlines and US Airways eventually will get where they want to go...
  • Does Anchorage Have Enough Taxicabs?

    Does Anchorage Have Enough Taxicabs?
    The Municipality of Anchorage recently sold 15 new taxicab permits, which means there will soon be 187 cabs in the city -- but whether that's enough for nearly 300,000 people is an open question. City officials are in the midst of an 18-month review...
  • Don't fall prey to Obamacare scammers

    If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone. The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
  • Short sales tricky with two lenders involved

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are doing a short sale with two loans. The first lender has agreed to the deal. The second lender (with the equity loan) is being a little more difficult. The second lender will get 10 percent of what is owed,...
  • Measuring identity theft protection services

     
    People occasionally ask me what I know about companies that offer identity theft protection services and whether they are worth the cost. I haven't explored that issue, but the Consumer Federation of America has, and it issued an update this......
  • Kevin Hunt: Mortgage-Audit Scam Victim Gets Her Money Back (From State Of Utah?)

    Kevin Hunt: Mortgage-Audit Scam Victim Gets Her Money Back (From State Of Utah?)
    Money lost in a scam is usually money lost forever. Mari Merwin of New Britain, a victim of a "mortgage audit" scam, now knows that's not always true. In a Bottom Line column last December, Merwin described how she paid $299 to the Mortgage Auditing...
  • Pay TV Ops Set Conditions on Cable Nets in Inking Internet Video Pacts

    Pay TV providers including Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Dish Network and Cablevision Systems have certain carriage agreements that effectively discourage programmers from cutting deals with Internet TV providers, according to industry sources. But the...
  • Howard County forum educates on dangers of identity theft

    You make concerted efforts to safeguard information from identity thieves — keeping bank card passwords concealed, buying online goods solely from secure websites and refusing to furnish personal information to anyone you don't know. Adults and...
  • Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?

    Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?
    SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility. The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...