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.
Aug. 29, 2017—Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule took another hit, and one expert says the latest development leaves consumers open to risks.
Aug. 25, 2017—Amazon.com won't waste any time in making its presence felt at Whole Foods.
June 16, 2017—Amazon’s proposed purchase of Whole Foods Market won’t affect consumers much for now, one expert tells Consumers Digest. Eventually, however, developments will be “substantial.”
April 19, 2017—Clear disclosure of sponsorship is #necessary.
March 15, 2017—Consumers will receive about $7.5 million in redress as the result of a settlement between Federal Trade Communication and the operators of a telemarketing scheme who were charged with bilking millions of dollars from consumers.
Jan. 5, 2017—We’ve been aware that credit scores that you might find online aren’t necessarily the same as the ones that lenders use to gauge your creditworthiness when you apply for a loan. Now, two of the three primary credit bureaus are on the hook for saying that they were.
Dec. 19, 2016—If your activities were interrupted by an unwanted robocall, it might be payback time.
Dec. 15, 2016—DeVry University settled charges that it misled prospective students about their potential employment and income levels to the tune of $100 million.
Aug. 9, 2016—The federal government is joining the fight against scammers looking to cash in on Zika fears.
Aug. 4, 2016—The outbreak of diseases can be worrisome. Unfortunately, scammers always are at the ready to provide bogus solutions that do nothing but defraud consumers. Their latest target: Zika fears.
July 28, 2016—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to wade into the regulatory waters of debt collection. Unfortunately, no rules are expected for about a year, CFPB tells us.
July 15, 2016—Midlevel-marketing company Herbalife will be allowed to remain in business after settling charges by Federal Trade Commission that it deceived consumers and provided an unfair compensation structure.
July 7, 2016—You now can use your smartphone to pay for purchases at any U.S. Walmart store, as long as you do it through Wal-Mart Stores’ mobile app.
June 2, 2016—In the culmination of a process that began a little more than a year ago, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that it says would end the “debt trap” that’s generated by payday and other loans.
May 20, 2016—The collapse of sporting-goods retailer Sports Authority reminds us that if you seek a bargain from a liquidation sale at one of the chain’s stores, you should be careful, because you might not be getting one.
May 5, 2016—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally proposed to ban companies from using forced-arbitration clauses in their contracts to prohibit consumers from filing or participating in class-action lawsuits.
April 18, 2016—For those who wanted to join Amazon Prime but didn’t want to pay the $99 annual fee, you now have two options.
April 15, 2016—A marketer of indoor tanning systems for consumers will pay as much as $5.3 million to consumers to settle charges by Federal Trade Commission.
April 11, 2016—Consumers will receive $1.8 billion in relief as part of a settlement among banker Goldman Sachs, Department of Justice, and state and other federal regulators.