| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:14 PM
They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had.
There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect.
The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example.
It tried to be threatening and startled...
| Aug 9, 2014
Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care.
Do not resume normal leisure activities...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Privacy advocates Tuesday called for government regulators to investigate Facebook’s tracking of users even when they’re on third-party sites, saying the change might violate a previous privacy agreement Facebook made with the government....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Herbalife Ltd. shares rebounded as much as 10 percent, as hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman struggled to convince investors that the seller of weight-loss shakes is guilty of fraud.
Speaking during what he's billed as the most important presentation of his...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:34 AM
Reynolds American Inc., the producer of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, agreed to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for $27.4 billion including debt in a deal that reduces the 400-year-old U.S. tobacco industry to two major competitors.
Reynolds will pay a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old.
I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...
| Jul 10, 2014
The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people......
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Federal regulators say companies that buy and sell consumer data operate largely in the shadows and should be reined in with new privacy laws.
The marketing trade group that speaks for so-called data brokers says that no such laws are necessary and that...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Several weeks ago, Ticketmaster settled a long-running class action lawsuit over its ticket fees by agreeing to give aggrieved concertgoers a discount on future fees.
Paul Campos of the University of Colorado Law School subjects the agreement to...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Zip. Zero. Nada.
If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued.
A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...