Call 12 for Action Consumer Guide

  • Consumer Guide: Identity Theft
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    Consumer Guide: Identity Theft

    FTC tips to help you deter, detect and defend against identity theft

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  • Consumer Guide: Buying Appliances
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    Consumer Guide: Buying Appliances

    What you should know before making a big ticket purchase.

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  • Consumer Guide: Scams & Schemes
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    Consumer Guide: Scams & Schemes

    Don't get reeled in by these common ploys

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  • Consumer Guide: Car Repairs
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    Consumer Guide: Car Repairs

    How to find the best mechanic to service your vehicle.

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  • Consumer Guide: Credit Card Skimmers
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    Consumer Guide: Credit Card Skimmers

    According to the FBI, some experts believe skimming costs U.S. banks hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Here's how you can protect yourself.

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  • Consumer Guide: Energy Saving Tips
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    Consumer Guide: Energy Saving Tips

    A lot of that energy is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems. Taking steps to create an energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable and put money back in your pocket.

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  • Consumer Guide: Top 12 Fuel Saving Tips
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    Consumer Guide: Top 12 Fuel Saving Tips

    Here are some simple steps that will help you save money at the pump.

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  • Consumer Guide: Debt Collection
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    Consumer Guide: Debt Collection

    Debt Collection: Know Your Rights Information from the Federal Trade Commission

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  • Consumer Guide: Buying a Used Car
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    Consumer Guide: Buying a Used Car

    Steps you should take so you don't end up with a lemon

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  • Consumer Guide: Funerals & Burials
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    Consumer Guide: Funerals & Burials

    When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends often are confronted with dozens of decisions about the funeral — all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional duress. Here are some important reminders from the Federal Trade Commission.

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  • Consumer Guide: Charitable Giving
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    Consumer Guide: Charitable Giving

    Few things are more fulfilling that helping others in need. However, before you reach into your wallet to help a charity, you’ll want to do your homework first. Like any financial decision, it is important to make donations carefully. To help you do just that, here are some tips from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation.

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  • Consumer Guide: Hiring a Contractor
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    Consumer Guide: Hiring a Contractor

    Tips to help you hire a reputable contractor, not a conman

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  • Consumer Guide: Avoiding Medical Identity Theft
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    Consumer Guide: Avoiding Medical Identity Theft

    Medical identity theft is as scary as it gets. With more and more medical records going online, it’s important to learn what you can do to keep your medical information private.

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  • Consumer Guide: Lemon Laws
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    Consumer Guide: Lemon Laws

    Is your vehicle a lemon? Steps you can take to resolve the issue

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  • Consumer Guide: Predatory Car Title Loans
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    Consumer Guide: Predatory Car Title Loans

    Car title loans are small-dollar, short-term loans that carry triple-digit interest rates designed to drive you deeper into debt and ultimately take away your vehicle. While The Center for Responsible Lending says some states have passed laws that limit the damage these loans can have on you and your family, for the most part, car title loans remain a bad deal for everyone.

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