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To repair or not to repair

Is it a good idea to fix that household appliance, or should you toss it in the trash heap?

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Consumer Reports

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:56pm EDT

Stay safe when traveling abroad

If you're planning a trip abroad, you should either call the State Department's travel advisory service or visit its website.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , State Department , Travel Alert , Travel Warning , Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Is it really an inheritance?

I was a little suspicious because I don't know of any family member who has recently died and left me money. But an email says Roy Christian would like to get in touch with me to discuss my late family member's finances and estate.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , inheritance , Roy Christian

Monday - 05/09/2011, 12:36pm EDT

Crook posing as a legit organization

When a crook uses the name of an association to help perpetuate a fraud, both the consumer and the group become victims.

Tags: The Electronic Payments Association , Shirley Rooker ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 12:31pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/08/11

Maura Harty, of Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Cary Melnyk, a volunteer, talk about the organization, its fundraising projects and how it grants wishes to children with devastating illnesses.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Of Consuming Interest , Maura Harty , Cary Melnyk , Make-A-Wish Foundation

Monday - 05/09/2011, 12:24pm EDT

The fake invoice scam

The invoice was from an office supply company in California and addressed to a cable network headquartered in D.C.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , fake invoice

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:21pm EDT

An outdoor essential

If you're planning to spend time outdoors this summer, you should consider purchasing sunglasses that offer protection against ultraviolet radiation.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , ultraviolet radiation , UV rays , sunglasses

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 12:27pm EDT

What are they selling?

A text message said she had earned a $200 gift certificate for visiting a website. However, there was no company name.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Better Business Bureau , Protection Junction , identify theft protection

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:13pm EDT

A call for help from a 'friend'

The caller identified himself as "Andy" and said he and his girlfriend were traveling in Canada and his car was involved in an accident.

Tags: Shirley Rooker ,

Monday - 05/02/2011, 01:53pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 5/01/11

Sue Nester, of Trusted Choice, and Billy Simons, an independent agent, discuss why you should review your homeowners insurance annually, the need for an umbrella policy, your liability as a pet owner and other issues.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Of Consuming Interest , Trusted Choice , Sue Nester , Billy Simons , homeowners insurance , umbrella policy

Monday - 05/02/2011, 02:01pm EDT
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