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Joseph Pellicciotti

Protecting mobile devices from theft

In July, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Consumer Advisory titled, “Tips for Protecting Your Mobile Device from Theft,” which urges consumers to record mobile device identification information “before you go out.”

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

ID thefts remain top consumer complaints for 2013

Identity theft complaints once again are the top consumer complaints for 2013, as published in the “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2013.”

March 29, 2014 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Federal website, agency helps seniors and their families, caregivers

The Eldercare Locator,, is a website designed to offer information to seniors, their families, and the caregivers of older adults.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

FTC advises on how to get better deals

The Federal Trade Commission offers shopping tips to help consumers get better deals.

September 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Bank website can help customers with many concerns

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Comptroller of the Currency is responsible for regulating national banks and federal savings associations.

August 16, 2013 2:33 pm

Protect even children's identities from theft

Children are not immune from being the victims of identity theft.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am

Beware those sweepstakes calls

The Federal Trade Commission warned consumers in an Aug. 3 “Tips for Consumers” publication to be wary of individuals who call claiming to be from the FTC and telling those called they have won a sweepstakes.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Wiring money overseas

The Federal Trade Commission, in cooperation with the Appleseed Foundation, has issued a Consumer Alert on sending money to family and friends overseas.

July 07, 2012 12:00 am

Research risks before you trade futures

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission seeks to protect consumers from fraud in the commodity futures and options markets.

September 10, 2011 12:00 am

Beware sellers who promise cell phone protection with shields

Last month the Federal Trade Commission issued the Consumer Alert, "Listen Up: Tips to Help Avoid Cell Phone Radiation Scams," available at

July 09, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Timeshares and camping clubs

The Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office has tips for consumers on timeshares and camping clubs.

April 30, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FTC helps you spend money wisely

The Federal Trade Commission offers consumers tips for spending money wisely.

April 22, 2011 3:00 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Tips for better use of your credit cards

The Federal Reserve Board offers tips on the better use of credit cards.

April 09, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Top 2010 consumer complaints

Last month the Federal Trade Commission published the annual report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2010.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Wise driving saves gas money

With gasoline prices rising again, consumers can benefit by considering suggestions for gasoline savings from the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: National focus on the consumer

Consumers are receiving a boost this week and next through a national focus on consumer savings and consumer protection.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Home energy savings calculators

Several energy savings calculators exist online to help consumers estimate the amount of energy and money they can save through energy-efficient improvements to their homes.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: What to know about your auto warranty

The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know that a car dealer cannot void a car's warranty simply because you have someone else do routine maintenance on the vehicle.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am


Free File, an online tax preparation program, is available once more this tax season to taxpayers through the use of one of two options -- either brand-name software or an electronic version of the Internal Revenue Service paper forms.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Power outages and food safety

A good source for consumer information on food safety is Included at the site is information regarding food safety during and after an emergency.

January 29, 2011 12:00 am
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