RSSConsumer Affairs With Joseph Pellicciotti
With the arrival of the holiday shopping season, it’s again time to refer consumers to the National Crime Prevention Council’s “Safe Shopping” web publication, available at www.ncpc.org.
With the holiday shopping season approaching, the Federal Trade Commission offers consumers tips for shopping online.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, average household lighting costs represent about 10 percent of a homeowner’s energy budget.
Jennifer Leach, Consumer Education Specialist with the Federal Trade Commission, writes in a Sept. 30 blog, “Paying for a Threat,” of scam artists increasingly directing consumers to use online money transfer services, prepaid cards or gift c…
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General maintains IndianaUnclaimed.gov as part of the Attorney General’s efforts to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.
The Eldercare Locator, www.eldercare.gov, is a website designed to offer information to seniors, their families, and the caregivers of older adults.
The national Do Not Call registry had its 10th anniversary in June. According to the Federal Trade Commission, which manages the registry, more than 220 million consumers have registered over the 10-year period.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, 25,000 bond payments are returned each year to the department as undeliverable.
September is National Preparedness Month. Do not let the month slip away without at least visiting the Ready.gov website at www.ready.gov.
The Federal Trade Commission offers shopping tips to help consumers get better deals.
Individuals will be able to apply for and enroll in health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act through the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning Oct. 1.
On Aug. 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free.” The purpose of the rule is to provide a uniform standard definition for voluntary food labeling.
If you are planning for an interstate move of your household belongings, you first may want to check out the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Protect Your Move” website at www.protectyourmove.gov.
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Comptroller of the Currency is responsible for regulating national banks and federal savings associations.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. suggests in the Spring 2013 issue of the FDIC’s Consumer News that consumers needing small, short-term loans include information about their local banks’ loan products when comparison shopping for loans.
FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education Attorney Rosario Méndez, wrote in a July 3 agency blog about a new form of check scam making the rounds (“The Rap on Car Wrap Scams,” found at www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/rss).
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. offers tips to help consumers keep their credit and debit cards safe.
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