Pressed for Time: From the Bureau of Consumer Protection

Pressed for time By Lesley Fair July 24, 2012 – 10:40am It’s not an easy time to be a timeshare owner.  And the last thing they need is a company making false promises that corporate buyers and renters are clamoring for their timeshares — if owners will just pony up a “registration fee” between $500 […]

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July 24th, 2012 by The Warrior

By the Numbers: $140 Million: From the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

By the Numbers: $140 Million Megan Slack July 23, 2012 12:38 PM EDT Share This Post Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first public enforcement action: an order requiring Capital One Bank to refund approximately $140 million to 2 million customers who were pressured or mislead into paying for “add-on” products such […]

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July 24th, 2012 by The Warrior

H & H Marketplace Bazaar hosting the singing group “THE LADEEZ”

H & H Marketplace Bazaar 14522 E. Jefferson Detroit, MI is hosting the singing group “THE LADEEZ” who do a Motown Revue. This is for Saturday August 4, 2012 from 8-11P.M with two shows (1) at 9P.M. and the (2nd) at 10:20P.M. with ticket price at $11 in advance and $23 at the door. H […]

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July 14th, 2012 by The Warrior

Toward a SAFE WEB: From the Bureau of Consumer Protection

Toward a SAFE WEB By Lesley Fair July 12, 2012 – 4:01pm In the spirit of yesterday’s superhero-themed post, Spiderman fans have insisted on equal time. Lucky for us, today’s congressional testimony urging reauthorization of the US SAFE WEB Act gives us just the segue we needed. As commerce has gone global, international fraudsters have […]

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July 12th, 2012 by The Warrior

FTC lodges complaint against Wyndham

FTC lodges complaint against Wyndham By Lesley Fair June 26, 2012 – 12:10pm The FTC’s law enforcement action against hotel company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries alleges that a series of security breaches — three within two years — resulted in fraudulent charges, millions of dollars in fraud loss, and the export […]

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July 8th, 2012 by The Warrior

HEALTHCARE.GOV

http://www.healthcare.gov/compare/index.htm Comparing Care Providers Tools to help you assess the quality of care you’re getting The Affordable Care Act is designed not just to control health care costs, but also to improve quality of care. The federal government has created several tools that allow you to compare a variety of quality measures of health care […]

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June 29th, 2012 by The Warrior

FRESH from The Identity Theft Resource Center

I dentity Theft Resource Center ITRaC News – Q2 2012 A Message from the ITRC Parenting & Social Media The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently conducted the Parenting and Social Media Survey to measure the actions of parents in regard to their children’s usage of social media. Mobile device usage by children was also minimally […]

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June 29th, 2012 by The Warrior

From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center: Older Americans and ID Theft: When It Hits Home

Older Americans and ID Theft: When It Hits Home By Steve Toporoff June 20, 2012 – 11:48am When it comes to identity theft, older Americans face unique risks.  While all age groups may be vulnerable, older consumers are more likely to have to share personal data with doctors, hospitals, lawyers, financial advisors, and others.  Some […]

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June 21st, 2012 by The Warrior

From The PENN CORNER of The Federal Trade Commission

The Facts of (Your) Life Spokeo, Inc., a data broker that compiles and sells detailed information profiles on millions of people, will pay $800,000 to settle FTC charges that it marketed the profiles to human resources professionals, job recruiters, and others as an employment screening tool without taking the appropriate steps. Those steps, required under […]

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June 20th, 2012 by The Warrior

From the Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center: Speaking of Spokeo: Part 3

Speaking of Spokeo: Part 3 By Lesley Fair June 15, 2012 – 11:02am The terms of the FTC’s Spokeo settlement apply just to Spokeo, but that case and other recent law enforcement actions offer insights for a much broader audience. Consumer reporting agencies. Sure, people usually think of a few specific companies when the topic […]

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June 17th, 2012 by The Warrior