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A New Way to Protect Against Identity Theft

August 2, 2015
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By LowCards.com Another day and another data breach. Actually, two of them. Trump Hotel Properties and Harvard University both announced recently they had possible breaches of their databases, exposing customers and students to identity theft. Significant data breaches are happening almost every week, and that may have you wondering if you are a victim...

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Consumers’ Top 10 Complaints

Identity theft topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Thirty-seven consumer agencies...

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How Your Marital Status Impacts Your Auto Insurance Rate

Higher Rates for Widows Than for Married Women, and Other Marital Price Differences, Raise Questions about the Fairness of Auto Insurer Pricing CFA Asks State Insurance Departments to Examine Marital Pricing and Remedy Any Unfairnes Today, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released research...

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Citibank To Pay $700 Million To Consumers For Illegal Credit Card Practices

Millions of Consumers Harmed by Bank’s Deceptive Marketing and Unfair Billing of Credit Card Add-On Products and Services, and Other Unlawful Practices The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Citibank, N.A. and its subsidiaries to provide an estimated...

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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

July 26, 2015
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless.” by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan This is part of...

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Amazon’s New Credit Card Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

July 25, 2015
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By LowCards.com Amazon has introduced a new credit card for its Prime members that gives cardholders a lucrative reward. The Amazon Prime Store Card gives Amazon Prime members 5% cash back on all Amazon purchases, not just purchases made...

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Feds Order Discover Bank To Pay $18.5 Million For Illegal Student Loan Servicing Practices

Discover’s Illegal Servicing Practices Affected Private Student Loan Borrowers Transferred from Citibank The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against Discover Bank and its affiliates for illegal private student loan servicing practices. The CFPB found that Discover...

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Feds Crack Down On Student Financial Aid Services For Illegal Billing

Company to Pay $5.2 Million for Illegally Billing Over 100,000 Consumers Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint and proposed consent order in federal court against Student Financial Aid Services, Inc. for illegal sales and billing practices....

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Don’t Soak Up The UV Rays; Skin Cancer Rates On The Rise

July 23, 2015
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Don’t Soak Up The UV Rays; Skin Cancer Rates On The Rise

By: Cara Rosner As melanoma rates continue to rise nationally, particularly among young people, experts warn that skin cancer will become increasingly common unless community leaders and policy makers emphasize its prevention. More than 9,000 people nationwide die of...

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