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Apr 10, 2007 at 6:27 PM
The bill will allow you to put a freeze on your credit and restrict anyone from opening an account in your name -- even if you haven't been a victim of identity theft. But it won't keep everyone out of your credit file.
Apr 5, 2007 at 7:02 PM
When you pay someone to do your taxes, the last thing you expect is fraud. But that's what many taxpayers are facing because they missed the warning signs.
Mar 28, 2007 at 6:26 PM
If you're planning a trip that requires a passport and you don't already have one, plan on a long wait - as long as two months!
Mar 27, 2007 at 6:24 PM
With so many scams floating around lately, we rarely come across an offer that turns out to be legit, but we checked into a notice from the state saying you have unclaimed money that's been hitting mailboxes across the state -- don't throw it away.
Mar 22, 2007 at 6:23 PM
We answer some popular questions from the phone calls and e-mails that are flooding in from people wanting to know how to protect themselves after our investigation shed light on Web sites that listed financial information from thousands of people.
Mar 20, 2007 at 9:46 PM
It started with an innocent online search, but it turned up hundreds of pages of private consumer information that was available to anyone who looked. Now the banking industry is working to get the site shut down.
Mar 8, 2007 at 9:30 PM
A local attorney is filing suits against General Motors over alleged speedometer malfunctions that they claim GM knows about, but won't fix.
Feb 27, 2007 at 11:10 PM
Between food poisoning outbreaks and flu warnings, most of us are reasonably mindful of germs and bacteria in public places. But have you ever thought about what you might be picking up at your local food court?
Feb 14, 2007 at 7:35 AM
They're the rolling work horses at the grocery store, but if you use a shopping cart you could be taking home a lot more than food and household supplies.
Feb 5, 2007 at 8:31 PM
The scammers are like sharks circling the water, "phishing" for people who just bought a new TV for the big game by sending e-mail disguised as the electronics store where you purchased your TV.
Feb 2, 2007 at 6:28 PM
The Nigerian money scam is all about getting you to cash bogus checks and keep a big chunk of the money, in return for helping some foreign dignitary get their money out of Nigeria. We've all seen it. But this online dating version is snagging...
Jan 16, 2007 at 6:11 PM
That's what happened to the Snyders after they moved into a new apartment and signed up for Comcast; they were assigned the same account number as the previous tenant, who had racked up some past due charges.
Dec 27, 2006 at 7:32 PM
When you go through a home improvement store for repairs or remodeling, it's likely a subcontractor will do the work. Here's what you need to know to make sure the job gets done and done right.
Dec 26, 2006 at 7:17 PM
When you spend more than $7,000 for a new roof, you don't expect leaks, mold and water damage from rain after the fact, but one homeowner had just that -- until the Problem Solvers got involved.
Dec 22, 2006 at 6:21 PM
Christmas trees are linked to 400 fires every year. That's because holiday decorations can be a fire hazard if you don't handle them properly. A few simple tips can help you avoid a fiery mishap.

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