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Sweepstakes Fun (Myth #7)

April 2, 2007 Mary Beth 0

Purchasing magazines improves your chances of winning a publisher sweepstakes. FACT: It is illegal for any type of sweepstakes promotion to require any kind of purchase or payment to enter. Entrants who do not purchase magazines must be given the […]

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ATM panic code

March 19, 2007 Mary Beth 0

There is a rumor circulating on the web that entering your ATM PIN code backwards will summon the police, in the event that you are being forced to withdraw money against your will. This would be rather cool, but unfortunately […]

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Consumer Myth

March 13, 2007 Mary Beth 0

Myth: Credit reports are private unless you authorize someone to review it. FACT: Potential employers, landlords, insurers and retailers may access credit reports as part of a background check. Every American is entitled to one free credit report a year, […]

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Enduring consumer urban legends (Part I)

March 9, 2007 Mary Beth 0

This issue pops up every once in a while. The reported deadline has been changing for years. Contrary to a popular email chain letter, cell phone numbers are not in any danger of being released to telemarketer, and you do […]

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Consumer Myth Series (Part I)

March 5, 2007 Mary Beth 0

This is part one of a ten part series on the top consumer myths which seem to endure no matter how much publicity we try to give them. Myth #10 Advertisements you see or hear on radio and TV and […]