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Holiday Consumer Safety 101

Like everything else in 2020, holiday shopping is going to be more challenging than usual. 

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 25, 2020
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GM Forced to Recall Nearly 6M Vehicles with Takata Airbags

General Motors must recall and repair nearly 6 million pickup trucks and SUVs which have potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators, according to an

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 24, 2020
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Three Million Credit Cards Compromised in Dickey’s BBQ Pit Data Breach

The world’s largest BBQ chain is the latest business to be hit with a major data breach.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 23, 2020
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Amazon Takes Advantage of Third-Party Sellers; Bezos’ Response Disappointing

Amazon violated its own policies: Find out if you have a case.

Amazon is one of the biggest hubs for third-party sellers to connect with customers and sell their products, and many small businesses run exclusively on this platform.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 7, 2020
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6 Things You Didn't Know About Filing a Lawsuit

If you’re like most people, “going to court” sounds pretty scary. It conjures images of solemn judges, dark-paneled courtrooms, fancy lawyers, oaths, and witnesses — and legal bills, so many legal bills. 

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jul 14, 2020
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Two Tragic Deaths Underscore Dangers of Riding ATVs

This past weekend, a 12-year-old in Kentucky and a 16-year-old in Tennessee died from injuries sustained while riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jun 16, 2020
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3M Officials Say Soldiers Not “Entitled to Know” About Earplug Flaws

Recently unsealed documents have revealed that 3M officials knew there were potential issues with their safety gear, but believed soldiers didn’t weren’t entitled to that information.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 22, 2020
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Zantac Recalled: Everything You Need To Know

If you or a family member have taken the over-the-counter heartburn medication Zantac, you may have been alarmed at the news that the U.S.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 14, 2020
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Coronavirus Scams to Watch Out For

The coronavirus pandemic has sowed chaos around the world, and as with any crisis, there are people looking to exploit confusion for profit. Some are hoarding supplies and selling them for ten times their usual value.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 8, 2020
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3 Common Myths About JUUL Vapes 

JUUL electronic cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, are one of the most successful personal electronics devices of recent times.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 7, 2020
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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Applying For Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a complicated process, but it’s a crucial one for those who need it.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Apr 21, 2020
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How to Soften the Financial Blow of the Coronavirus Crisis

It’s nowhere near its peak, but the coronavirus pandemic has already torpedoed the stock market and robbed millions of Americans of their livelihoods.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Mar 26, 2020
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Smile Direct Club Complaints Mount as Top Doc Could Lose License

Almost 5 million Americans wear dental braces, and you can bet that almost all of them wish they could pay less for them. Enter Smile Direct Club, a company that bills itself as an orthodontic “disruptor,” aiming to make teeth-straightening more accessible and affordable.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 21, 2020
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MGM Resorts Data Breach Affects Nearly 11 Million Customers

Hackers got a hold of the personal information of 10.6 million guests of the MGM Resorts hotels chain last summer, but this week hackers posted the data to a popular hacking forum, according to reports from ZDNet and the BBC.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 20, 2020