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Consumers Can Now Compare Hospital Costs
By: Jackie

Consumers Can Now Compare Hospital Costs

In May 2013 the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) posted on the Center for Medicare & Medicai...

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Look out for Identity Theft: FTC Webinar for Blind and Low Vision Persons
By: Michael

Look out for Identity Theft: FTC Webinar for Blind and Low Vision Persons

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a conference call for the blind and visually impaired to help the community learn about identity theft resources, how to preven...

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Warranty Issues – Who’s Responsible?
By: Amanda

Warranty Issues – Who’s Responsible?

I was speaking with another Better Business Bureau colleague, and we were discussing an issue of a new business that opened in the construction industry.  Nothing unus...

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Beware of Ransomware Purporting to Be From the FBI
By: Amanda

Beware of Ransomware Purporting to Be From the FBI

Your BBB has been hearing from consumers about a version of malware called “Ransomware” that is purporting to be from the FBI.  Typically, ransomware is installed whil...

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Company Banned From Selling Work-At-Home & Business Opportunities
By: Jackie

Company Banned From Selling Work-At-Home & Business Opportunities

This week and last, we received several calls from consumers who wanted to check out work-at-home companies they saw advertised.  We thought our readers would be inter...

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Don’t Let a Broken AC Break the Bank
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By: Jason

Don’t Let a Broken AC Break the Bank

It’s the time of the year when air conditioners are pushed to the max and unfortunately many of us will come home to a broken AC. When that happens, it suddenly become...

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Military Personnel Targeted for Identity Theft
By: Michael

Military Personnel Targeted for Identity Theft

A growing number of military men and women are becoming targets of consumer fraud, especially those in their early 20s. A majority is under 25 and buying things for th...

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Advanced Fee Loans and Wire Transfers
By: Tom

Advanced Fee Loans and Wire Transfers

This past week I handled a call from a consumer who was applying for loans online.  The consumer received a call from one such lender who said that she needed to go to...

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