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Of Consuming Interest - 5/15/11

Michelle Boykins of the National Crime Prevention Council discusses cyberbullying, Internet safety, increasing violence against teens and the McGruff Club.

Tags: Call For Action , Of Consuming Interest , Michelle Boykins , National Crime Prevention Council

Monday - 05/16/2011, 12:43pm EDT

Passports: the true expiration dates

Your passport is valid until the end of September and will be fine for your trip to Europe this summer -- or maybe not!

Tags: Call For Action , U.S. Department of State , passports

Monday - 05/16/2011, 12:25pm EDT

Defective merchandise

The shopping trip was fruitful because her daughter bought a pair of shoes. However, when they got home, the daughter discovered one of the shoes was defective.

Tags: Call For Action , defective merchandise

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 12:25pm EDT

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: Call For Action , 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: Call For Action , 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: Call For Action , 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 , Call For Action

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: Call For Action , 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: Call For Action , 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: Call For Action , ultraviolet radiation , UV rays , sunglasses

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