It’s ugly. It’s tacky. You already have one. Whatever the reason for taking back your gift, be sure you bring a receipt with you to the return counter. While some stores have loosened up on their return policies, you’ll still find the process easiest if you bring a receipt and your ID and don’t dilly-dally.
Sharing this timely warning from Consumer Reports’ Money Blog: “Brazen package snatchers have been known to shadow FedEx, UPS, and U.S. Post Office trucks, swooping in to steal items if homeowners are away or too slow to retrieve them.” Read these tips to ensure a happy holiday ...
As you rush to finish up your Christmas shopping, be sure to slow down and make sure you aren’t clicking on either a fake Web site or a Web site that sells fakes. If you’re looking for a bargain, you may end up on a dodgy site. And if you think it’s no big deal if you buy a knockoff as long as the price is low, you probably haven’t heard about perfume that contains urine and antifreeze, exploding Sony Playstation controllers and child-labor horrors. ...
A federal bill imposing new restrictions on online retailers will help protect consumers from sneaky marketing methods used to deceive shoppers into paying for additional services they didn’t want.
Dannon will pay $21 million to settle allegations of illegal advertising brought by 39 attorneys general who poo-pooed the company’s claims about the degree to which its Activia yogurt can improve regularity and DanActive can boost immunity.
Washington residents have filed 2,000 complaints about DIRECTV with our office. Now those consumers can find some relief under a settlement to be filed Thursday in King County Superior Court.
If the Federal Trade Commission has its way, Web browsers will include a “Do Not Track” setting that lets you decide if data on your Web surfing activities can be collected. Think of it as the techno-savvy sibling to the “Do Not Call” registry that allows you to avoid telemarketers.
When I first learned about Wizy-Wiz eCommerce and its many past lives, I drew comparisons to the Wizard of Oz who hid behind lies until Dorothy lifted the curtain.
When it comes to fundraisers, some are Santas and others are Grinches. Secretary of State Sam Reed and Attorney General Rob McKenna today unveiled the 2010 Commercial Fundraiser Activity Report that helps people avoid greedy fundraising organizations when making charitable donations.
If you get a letter from the “State Record Retrieval Board” ordering you to pay $87 to obtain a copy of your property deed, don’t panic. And don’t pay.
This news may leave you wondering, what, exactly, is (or was) the Kardashian Kard? In short, it’s a debit card emblazoned with the images of three attractive, if slightly vacant, media darlings: Kim, Kloe and Kourtney. I’m guessing that the Kardashians, known for their plasticity, didn’t immediately grasp the irony
Attorney General Rob McKenna handed out an early holiday gift for Washington food bank programs today: nearly $570,000 in assistance.
Consumer Protection Division Chief Doug Walsh submitted this letter to the editor of the News Tribune in reaction to a Nov. 18 editorial about a hard money letter.
Consumer Protection Division Chief Doug Walsh submitted this letter to the editor of The Seattle Times in reaction to a Nov. 15 article about a hard money lender.
Black Friday is the time when retailers hope to move from being in the red to being in the black. Attorney General Rob McKenna's top 10 list of shopping tips will help you spend less and avoid scams during the holiday shopping season.