Beware of Gift Card Exchanges Not Playing By the Rules & Possibly Ripping You Off

Gift Card Granny says some discount gift card exchanges are not adhering to consumer protection standards and are ripe for potential fraud.  The meta site partnering with discount gift card exchanges, has established the first Consumer Protection Standards amongst its vetted partner base. Granny’s unique relationship with both the gift card buyers and sellers has…

Sickening Business Practices Exposed in a Medical Debt Collection Scam

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) nailed two medical debt collection law firms and their president for falsely representing that letters and calls were from attorneys attempting to collect on a debt when no attorney had yet reviewed the account.  The law firms also did not ensure the accuracy of the consumer information they furnished…

Scammers Salivating Over Tax Refund Delays to Loan Shark for Tax Refunds

Scumbags will be crawling out of the woodwork this tax season to steal your identity to file fraudulent tax returns and to prey on taxpayers waiting for a delayed refund under the new tax law.  The nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization is today issuing a warning for consumers about identity thieves filing fraudulent claims in order to steal…

U.S. Consumers Spooked by Shopping at Hacked Retailers – Switch to Cash

New research reveals more than half of consumers believe they would change their purchasing behavior at a retailer if they knew its systems had been hacked and credit card data stolen. Fifty-five percent of U.S. consumers would return to cash payments at checkout and 20 percent would take their shopping elsewhere.  The finds come from…