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Don’t Go Broke Repairing Your Credit
By: Michael

Don’t Go Broke Repairing Your Credit

We at the BBB get many calls from people asking about credit repair services. Many claim they can remove charges, improve your credit rating and improve your credit sc...

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Disputing Unauthorized Charges
How to Dispute Credit Report Errors
By: Michael

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued, arrested, or filed for bankruptcy. Consumer reporti...

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IRS: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme
By: Tom

IRS: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme

The IRS recently provided information through its website regarding fraudulent offers regarding tax filings and refunds.  Among those targeted are senior citizens, wor...

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National Consumer Protection Week-Managing Credit Made Simpler
By: Amanda

National Consumer Protection Week-Managing Credit Made Simpler

In today’s society, credit management is as important as money management. You need to read agreements you sign with lenders, understand your credit score, and manage ...

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Don’t Let an “Authorization Hold” Hold You Hostage
By: Susan

Don’t Let an “Authorization Hold” Hold You Hostage

Credit is a convenience; it allows you to charge a meal, pay for an appliance with an installment plan, or take out a loan to buy a house. With a credit card, you can ...

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A Handy Consumer Resource Publication
By: Michael
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A Handy Consumer Resource Publication

While there is so much great consumer information on the internet, sometimes we simply want this great info all in one place. The best single document I have found thu...

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Can My Credit Score Really Be Fixed?
By: Amanda

Can My Credit Score Really Be Fixed?

Recently, we have received a few calls from consumers checking up on businesses that have called them and claimed that they could “fix” the consumer’s credit score.  U...

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