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Ways To Spot A Credit Repair Scam

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What’s your credit score?  To some that three digit number can be more like a dirty word.  If you want to improve your score consumer reporter Jim Donovan warns, be careful. 220 more words

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Rite Aid Shareholders Vote To Approve $9.4B Merger With Walgreens

Walgreens’ path to bring Ride Aid under its wing passed one hurdle on Thursday, as shareholders for the latter chain of drug stores approved a $9.4 billion merger plan.  175 more words

Martin Shkreli Didn't Take the Fifth on Twitter

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, arguably the biggest troll on the planet, was on Capitol Hill today to testify before Congress about why he raised the price of the infectious disease drug… 365 more words


You Can't Claim Your Glue Is "Made In USA" If It's Made From Imported Chemicals

While there’s no official pre-approval process for products labeled “Made In U.S.A,” there are federal standards for what that phrase means, and a company can get into trouble for slapping “Made In U.S.A.” on imported products — like the glue company accused of misleading consumers about where its sticky stuff comes from. 236 more words

It Just Got Easier to Report Identity Theft

The Department of Justice estimates that in 2015, 17.6 million Americans were identity theft victims. Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the relaunch of its… 457 more words

Lawmakers Look To Curb Unemployment Fraud

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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft — a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control. 528 more words


How to get help if your identity is stolen


By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted Feb. 01, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.

Having your identity stolen means starting a recovery process that can take months, even years.

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