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New service lets Amazon couriers into your home

Oct. 25, 2017—If you’re concerned that “porch pirates” will steal delivered packages from your doorstep, Amazon.com has a solution—let its couriers enter your home to deliver the packages while you’re away.

Equifax breach remedy has limits

Sept. 8, 2017—After it revealed that a major breach of its records took place, credit bureau Equifax is offering to help you to protect yourself from the potential of identification theft.

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Saving payment info online: Don’t be compromised

Although it’s widely noted that senior citizens are disinterested in—and even shun—technology and the internet, data that emerged in June 2017 from Creditcards.com indicate that the so-called silent generation (people who were born between 1925 and 1945) is more than twice as likely to store payment information at websites where they purchase goods as are other age groups.

RFID-blocking-product ads mislead consumers

Advertising by the manufacturers of products that block the radio-frequency identification (RFID) signal of certain cards from scammers, including sleeves and wallets, allows consumers to presume that the products are more useful than they actually are.

IRS hiring debt collectors

At press time, IRS said it expects that by September 2017, about 140,000 overdue accounts would be transferred to four private debt collectors. Consumer advocates criticize the move, which was mandated by 2015 legislation.

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