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Feds Stop Phantom Debt Scam That Targeted Spanish-Speaking Consumers Nationwide Defendants Took in at Least $2 Million Using Deceptive and Abusive Phone Calls

October 23, 2014
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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to collect money they did not even owe. According to the FTC, the defendants behind Centro Natural Corp....

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Citibank to Provide Free Credit Scores to Cardholders

October 22, 2014
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Citibank will become the largest credit card issuer to provide free credit scores to their credit card customers. The bank will begin providing these scores on a monthly basis beginning in January. The scores will only be available online. Citi will provide the FICO...

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Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In Connecticut

October 20, 2014
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Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In Connecticut

By: Lisa Chedekel  Connecticut’s share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show. Federal cancer institute funding to Connecticut fell to...

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Ct Officials Warm Of Ebola Scams

October 17, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are encouraging Connecticut residents to be on alert for any potential scams tied to the Ebola outbreak. Scammers may be trying...

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AG, DCP Announce $850,000 Multistate Settlement with TD Bank Over Data Breach

October 16, 2014
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Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced an $850,000 multistate settlement with TD Bank, N.A. that resolves an investigation into a 2012 data breach that affected thousands of consumers...

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Fed Report: Distressed Privare Student Loan Borrowers Driven Into Default

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Student Loan Ombudsman released a report highlighting complaints by struggling private student loan borrowers who describe being driven into default. Distressed borrowers report that they receive very little information or help when...

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Years After Weight Loss Surgery, Patients Seek Treatment For Eating Disorders

October 15, 2014
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Years After Weight Loss Surgery, Patients Seek Treatment For Eating Disorders

By: Magaly Olivero Morbidly obese individuals who had weight loss surgery are seeking treatment for eating disorders years after their procedure, prompting concerns among some experts about the assessment process used to identify surgical candidates. “They are terrified of...

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Exploring Black Cohosh, Hot Peppers, In Breast Cancer Treatment

October 13, 2014
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Exploring Black Cohosh, Hot Peppers, In Breast Cancer Treatment

By: Jenifer Frank Dr. Erin Hofstatter, a young research scientist and breast cancer specialist at Yale’s Smilow Cancer Hospital, often prescribes tamoxifen, raloxifene and similar drugs to her patients. The drugs “reduce your risk (of cancer recurring) by half...

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Ct Joins National Settlement with AT&T Over Data Cramming Allegations

October 8, 2014
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Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other States and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC to resolve...

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