Consumer Alerts (page 2)


Barnes & Noble Cancels Free Beats by Dre Headphones Orders After Promo Code Fiasco

Twitter exploded on Friday, July 28 when a subsidiary of brick-and-mortar book giant Barnes & Noble reportedly canceled hundreds of orders for Beats by Dre...

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  • Aug 1, 2017

Crop Damaging Dicamba Banned in Arkansas and Missouri

After receiving complaints of crop damage from hundreds of farmers, Arkansas and Missouri have decided to temporarily ban the use of the powerful herbicide dicamba....

  • Richard Bierig
  • Jul 10, 2017

Robocallers May Soon Be Allowed to Spam Your Voicemail

As if your bloated email inbox wasn’t enough, your smartphone’s voicemail may be the latest thing under threat of spam. The Republican National Committee is...

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  • May 26, 2017

1M Patients’ Records Exposed in Major Data Breach

The information leaked in a data breach can vary in severity, ranging from your email address or phone number to your social security number and...

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  • Apr 26, 2017

GameStop Customers, Beware of a Possible Data Breach

The global video game retailer GameStop is currently investigating reports that its website was breached. Hackers may have stolen sensitive customer data — including credit...

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  • Apr 10, 2017

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer, Multiple Deaths

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S., but patients of this common procedure have new cause for concern. The U.S....

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  • Mar 24, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue Latest Retailer Hit by Data Breach

Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers have reason to worry this week, as the Hudson’s Bay-owned luxury retailer has reportedly exposed the personal information of tens of...

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  • Mar 22, 2017

Under Attack: Will Congress Take Away Your Right to File Class Actions?

What if you had no way to hold big companies accountable? What if people couldn’t come together — with their strength in numbers — to...

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  • Feb 18, 2017

How to Spot Scams Online and IRL

Scams are on the rise. Just last week, Western Union settled with the Department Of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to pay $586 million...

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  • Jan 26, 2017

Your ID Might Be Invalid for Domestic Travel in 2018

Traveling by air can be a huge hassle, as seats on planes get smaller, lines get longer, and checked baggages fees soar year over year....

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  • Jan 10, 2017

1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Compromised in Biggest Data Breach Ever

Back in September, Yahoo disclosed that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014. It was the biggest data breach of a single company’s...

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  • Dec 16, 2016

Buyer Beware: Lawsuit Claims Some Sales Aren’t Really A Good Deal

Feeling like you got a good deal on a pricy item is very satisfying, but a recent lawsuit suggests some sales are misleading. The Los...

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  • Dec 16, 2016

Drones Falling Out of the Sky Isn't the Only Thing You Need to Worry About

GoPro issued a recall for its new camera drones last week, after videos showing the drones losing power mid-flight and plunging hundreds of feet to...

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  • Nov 15, 2016

Why Have There Been So Many Takata Airbag Deaths?

Takata’s faulty airbags claimed another victim last month, after a women died from injuries caused by the airbags in her 2001 Honda Civic, according to...

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  • Oct 22, 2016

Despite Fears Following New Takata Airbag Lawsuit, You Shouldn’t Deactivate Your Airbags

Her airbag went off “like a grenade.” It left her injured and confused why a safety device put her in more harm, but she’s doing...

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  • Oct 4, 2016