Why the price of car insurance is surging and what you can do about it

Why the price of car insurance is surging and what you can do about it

    17 May 2024

The last time car insurance prices fell was Dec. 2021, but the decline was less than 1% By Dieter Holger of ConsumerAffairs May 17, 2024 Car insurance costs keep climbing rapidly and are showing no signs of letting up. The average price of motor vehicle insurance shot up to $839 in April 2024, rising from

SNAP Scams – Targeting 41 Million Vulnerable Americans

SNAP Scams – Targeting 41 Million Vulnerable Americans

    16 May 2024

How keypad skimmers and phishing attacks are used to steal SNAP food benefits : Internet Scambusters #1,115 SNAP – the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – is meant to ease the financial burden of hungry Americans, a replacement for the old food stamps regime. But scammers are stealing millions of dollars from these most vulnerable

Those new airline rules about cancellations and delays? Don’t count on them yet.

Those new airline rules about cancellations and delays? Don’t count on them yet.

    15 May 2024

And junk fees? Keep your fingers crossed. By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs May 15, 2024 Wouldn’t you just know it — even though travelers in the EU, UK, and Canada are all protected and given compensation for controllable flight delays and cancellations — U.S. airlines have decided to fight similarnewrules mandating that they do the

3 Most Common Pet Insurance Scams and How To Avoid Them

3 Most Common Pet Insurance Scams and How To Avoid Them

    14 May 2024

Scammers eye fast-growing pet insurance market: Internet Scambusters #1,116 Pet Insurance is growing fast in the US, and since only a small proportion of us actually already have coverage, it’s a mouthwatering target for scammers. In this week’s issue, we’ll tell you about the most common scams and what you must do not only to

David Tomkins, Alexandra da Costa Santos & Renita Mangru – The Positive Community

David Tomkins, Alexandra da Costa Santos & Renita Mangru – The Positive Community

    13 May 2024

In this episode of Essex County College’s Community Education Forum, host Alfred Bundy speaks with guests David Tomkins (ECC Athletic Director), Alexandra Felipe da Costa Santos In this episode of Essex County College’s Community Education Forum, host Alfred Bundy speaks with guests David Tomkins (ECC Athletic Director), Alexandra Felipe da Costa Santos (President of the

McDonald's goes all-in on new items to try and woo back customers

McDonald's goes all-in on new items to try and woo back customers

    12 May 2024

The biggest burger ever and a $5 meal deal? Has McDonalds lost its mind? By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs May 11, 2024 If you make less than $45,000 a year, McDonalds wants your business. In an effort to win back low-income consumers, McDonald’s is contemplating a new approach that combines value-oriented menu items with heartier

Worried About Your Water Quality? Here’s What Not To Do

Worried About Your Water Quality? Here’s What Not To Do

    11 May 2024

The most common water quality scams and how you can dodge the fraudsters: Internet Scambusters #1,117 Good water quality in your home is crucial to your health but while most of us may be comfortable with the H2O we consume, there are all sorts of reasons why you might want to test it. And even

Trust and Obey… and God will do the Rest! – The Positive Community

Trust and Obey… and God will do the Rest! – The Positive Community

    10 May 2024

“Hmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm!” That was the chant of the massive congregation gathered at The Riverside Church for the sermon last Resurrection Morning. This is a “communal embodiment practice” introduced by the church’s newest senior minister, Rev. Adriene Thorne. With years of experience in the ministerial pulpit and on the performance stage, Rev. Thorne brings a

Lose money to a scammer? Another one will promise to get it back.

Lose money to a scammer? Another one will promise to get it back.

    09 May 2024

Theres probably not an agency anywhere that can recover money lost in a scam By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs May 8, 2024 How can I scam thee? Let me count the ways. Theres the grandparent scam, the tech support scam, the somethings wrong with your bank account scam, lottery scams, romance scams.etc. Not to give

Here are the products most affected by 'shrinkflation'

Here are the products most affected by 'shrinkflation'

    06 May 2024

Companies are loath to raise prices for fear of falling sales — so they make them smaller By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs May 6, 2024 If you think youre getting snookered by manufacturers that are giving you less and charging you more, youre probably right. Here we are in May, 2024, months after U.S. Senator