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Researching a charity

There are always natural disasters, and there are always crooks looking to take advantage of other people's woes by scamming the public.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker,

Some calling cards don't add up

The Hispanic Institute warns that some shady companies are shortchanging Hispanic consumers.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, The Hispanic Institute, calling cards

A work-at-home offer to avoid

The ad appeared in a local paper and claimed computer users could make up to $45,000 a year working at home.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, work-at-home

Park at your own risk

Is a tow truck operator lurking nearby? You should ask yourself that question before you leave your car in a parking lot or strip mall lot.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, tow trucks

Towing issues

We frequently hear from consumers about their experiences with tow trucks that operate in shopping center parking lots.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, tow trucks

A new credit history isn't easy to come by

An email forwarded by a WTOP listener provided a link to a website that promised to help me start a brand new credit file.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 12:19pm EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, credit history

Valentine's Day e-cards

Isn't that lovely? A secret admirer has sent you a Valentine's Day e-card.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 12:47pm EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Internet Crime Complaint Center, Salisbury, malware, virus, valentine

The dangers of airbag fraud

You probably don't give much thought to the airbags in a car except to be glad they are there to protect you. But if you're buying a used car, you should give it a lot of thought.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, airbag fraud, CARFAX

Get a CLUE before buying a home

CLUE -- the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange -- is a database used by most insurance companies to determine whether to insure a house and the cost of that insurance.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 01:01pm EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, CLUE, A-PLUS, insurance

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Small claims courts losing ground

HALT, an organization for legal reform, has released a report card on small claims courts and finds the news disturbing for consumers.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 12:01am EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, HALT, small claims court

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