Consumer Alerts (page 3)

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

Government Report: Could Data Show that Takata Airbags Injure Drivers Without Them Realizing It?

What if you get into a car accident and it’s the airbag — and not the crash — that cuts you? That could be the...

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  • Sep 28, 2016

Child Passenger Safety Week: How to Find the Correct Car Seat for Your Child

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has chosen to highlight car seat safety this year. Car seats...

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  • Sep 23, 2016

Self Driving Cars: NHTSA Announces First Set of Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

With the race to get the first mass produced self driving car well under way, the federal government announced its first set of guidelines for...

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  • Sep 21, 2016

GM Takata Airbag News: Car Maker Asks for Recall Delay

In a move that will surprise some, General Motors has petitioned U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly one million vehicles that contain...

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  • Sep 20, 2016

Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud Scandal: Bank Pays Big Fine for Fake Accounts

Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the nation, is at the center of a massive scandal in which employees opened nearly two million...

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  • Sep 10, 2016

Iron, Calcium Among Ways to Potentially Keep Kids Lead-Free

Parents in communities across the world know well the threat lead poisoning can cause to children’s health. Whether the lead is in the soil, the...

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  • Sep 3, 2016