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ATM panic code
By: Mary Beth

ATM panic code

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 r...

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Mouseprint
By: Mary Beth

Mouseprint

We've all seen it before. An advertisement with an amazing offer that sounds too good to be true...and the tiny little print on the bottom which affirms that, yes, it is too good to be true. Th...

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FAQ #2
By: Mary Beth
FAQ

FAQ #2

What types of complaints does the Better Business Bureau NOT handle? The Better Business Bureau does not handle complaints regarding: ¢ Employment practices ¢ Discrimination ...

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Consumer Myth
By: Mary Beth

Consumer Myth

Myth: Credit reports are private unless you authorize someone to review it. FACT: Potential employers, landlords, insurers and retailers may access credit repo...

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Dating Service Advice
By: Mary Beth

Dating Service Advice

There are a lot of places to receive advice about choosing the right dating service for you as well as how to best present yourself on these sites but I am going to take a different view on the mat...

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Enduring consumer urban legends (Part I)
By: Mary Beth

Enduring consumer urban legends (Part I)

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 ...

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BBB FAQs (Part I)
By: Mary Beth
FAQ

BBB FAQs (Part I)

This is the first in a series on frequently asked questions (as opposed to infrequently asked questions- someone once called to ask me where Barnes, KY is and how far it is from Evansville¦I hope i...

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Talk to a real person! (or Useful Website #1)
By: Mary Beth

Talk to a real person! (or Useful Website #1)

We've all been there- you try to get a hold of your credit card company and you wind up in phone tree purgatory with no way out. All you want is to speak to a real live person, preferably one with ...

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