In the wake of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or death of a community member, it is common to want to help those affected by tragedy. Unfortunately, individuals and organizations attempt to take advantage of your generosity by posing as phony charities to steal …Continue Reading Charity Scams: Don’t Let Criminals Pull at Your Heart Strings
You may have been hearing about “free” ticket vouchers in your Ticketmaster account and, like many consumers, assumed this was just another scam. It’s not. Here’s the deal: In 2003, a class action lawsuit, Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster, was filed alleging that Ticketmaster failed to …Continue Reading If you have a Ticketmaster account, here’s what you should know about those “free” ticket vouchers
For many consumers, plastic is the preferred currency when making a purchase. But how does a consumer know if he/she should use a credit card or a debit card? What is the difference between a credit card and a debit card? Credit cards use …Continue Reading Using Credit vs. Debit Cards
The arrival of warm weather means it’s time to trade your heavy shoes for some summer sandals. And for many consumers, the start of “flip-flop” season also means a trip to the nail salon. Manicurists, along with cosmetologists and aestheticians, and the salons where …Continue Reading Summer Series: Nail Salons
May 2016 Lemon Law Sticker Survey The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) recently conducted a survey of Massachusetts auto dealerships to determine how many were displaying Lemon Law stickers on every vehicle for sale, as mandated by state law. Inspectors visited …Continue Reading Lemon Law Sticker Audit Results
Consumers looking to purchase used cars often consider buying from a private seller as an alternative to buying through a dealership. They may research vehicles for sale by owner through online platforms such as Craigslist, or see vehicles with “For Sale” signs on private …Continue Reading Are you buying a car from a Curbstoner?
Hurricane Season has officially begun. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight of which could become hurricanes. However, because Mother Nature can be unpredictable, the Office of Consumer Affairs …Continue Reading Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30
Payday Loans Payday loans, also referred to as a cash advance, check advance, or deferred deposit loan, are used as a financing tool by many consumers. Such a short-term influx of capital can be indispensable in the event of a sudden and unexpected expense, …Continue Reading What consumers need to know about payday lending
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