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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: Call for Action, 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: Call for Action, 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: Call for Action, 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: Call for Action, 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: Call for Action, 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: Call for Action, CLUE, A-PLUS, insurance


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: Call for Action, HALT, small claims court

Global Connections complaint

The name may change but the game is the same. I call it the "Travel Club Runaround."

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:40am EST

Tags: Call for Action, Global Connections

Of Consuming Interest - 7/17/11

Chris Cole, of the Independent Community Bankers of America, discusses how regulations affect bank services and impact consumers.

Sunday - 07/17/2011, 01:51pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action, of consuming interest, chris cole, independent community bankers of america


Electronic payments: Easy to start, harder to stop

It's easy to sign up with a company that provides you with information on your credit. But it may be more difficult to stop the company from deducting funds from your bank account.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 11:03am EDT


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