The phone hacking scandal that led to the shutdown of a British tabloid has many wondering whether the same thing could happen in the U.S. The answer, apparently, is yes. Quite easily, in fact, if you have never set a password on your mobile phone’s voicemail.
The federal regulator of the largest U.S. banks wants too much power, state attorneys general complained this week in a 6-page letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. ...
Teletrack, Inc,. has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company sold credit reports for marketing purposes, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. According to the FTC’s complaint, Teletrack sells credit reports and other services to businesses that mainly serve money-strapped consumers.
Human resources professionals have rejected job applicants based on what they found online. We’ve told you that. But now there’s a company that creates a file of your online photos and posts for employers.
Do you joke that you’re not a “numbers person”? If so, you may be among the estimated 1 in 20 adults impacted by dyscalculia, a sort of math dyslexia.
Kristin's musings on signing coworker birthday cards. ... And, oh yeah, it's All Consuming’s 4th birthday. Will you be so kind as to sign our virtual card by leaving a comment?
You shouldn’t have to pay an up-front fee for a lower interest rate credit card offer. In advance-fee loan scams, the lender guarantees a credit card in advance for a fee before you even apply and regardless of your credit rating. These offers are illegal and often target people with credit problems.
The Korean Community Service Center and Northwest Justice Project will host a free foreclosure prevention workshop this Saturday, June 18, in Renton. Korean language interpreters will be provided.
A light bulb just went off above someone’s head at the Federal Trade Commission. The agency had the bright idea to launch a campaign to educate consumers about newer light bulbs. Halogen incandescent, CFLs and LEDs last longer and use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Federal and state officials banded together yesterday in Seattle to expose immigration services scams and direct immigrants to real help.
I just received word from the Skagit Valley Herald that a senior was contacted by a phone scammer who told her she needs to hand over her bank account information to receive a special Medicare card. The caller – who had a heavy accent – claimed to be from Washington, DC, but didn’t provide a name, phone number or
The Washington Department of Commerce is offering a foreclosure mediation training program on June 28 and June 29, 2011, at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Want to know which new car is "greenest" or will really drive down your cost at the pump? The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled the next generation of fuel economy stickers required for new cars and trucks starting with 2013 models. Automakers also have the option to start using the labels for 2012 models.
Sony is promising a year of identity theft protection services for PlayStation Network and Qriocity users, following its recent data breach.