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Sears Caught Padding Orders With Unrequested And Expensive Service Contracts

December 1, 2011
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Sears Caught Padding Orders With Unrequested And Expensive Service Contracts

Major appliance purchasers at Sears.com are being warned to check their orders which may have been padded with expensive five-year service contracts that they never requested, according to the consumer education website ConsumerWorld.org. The site’s founder, Edgar Dworsky, discovered in shopping for a French door refrigerator over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping period, that...

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Hartford Times’ Dear George Columnist Victim Of ID Theft

November 27, 2011
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Hartford Times’ Dear George Columnist Victim Of ID Theft

Cynthia Bercowetz, who for many years was the well known Dear George consumer columnist for the now defunct Hartford Times, reports that she has now become a victim of ID theft. Bercowetz of Bloomfield, said she has no idea how her credit cards were compromised, but they were: As a consumer advocate and identity...

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N.Y. Waiters At Top Steakhouses Stole Customer Credit Card Data

November 25, 2011
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New York authorities and the Secret Service announced that they have broken up an identity-theft ring involving waiters at top steakhouses who skimmed credit card data and passed the information to associates who made counterfeit cards to buy luxury goods and resell them on eBay. Between April 2010 and this month, wait staff allegedly...

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