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Best Buy, Target, and Walmart Text Spammers Settle With FTC

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An affiliate marketing company and its two principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for allegedly sending out more than 42.5 million unwanted and deceptive text messages to consumers. The case is part of the FTC’s continuing crackdown on spam text messages and the settlement prohibits the defendants from sending unwanted texts to consumers, and from misleading consumers ... Read More »

Debt Relief Bureau Logo But Not the Debt Relief Bureau in This Mailer

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When if the Debt Relief Bureau, not the Debt Relief Bureau? When you get a flyer in the mail from an anonymous source promising you help to get out of debt. An amazing reader Tish sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Well here is another anonymous mailer sent to a consumer that ... Read More »

Target Sells RedCard Credit Card Biz to TD Bank But Will Keep Servicing

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You know that Target card you have in your wallet. Not the debit card, but the credit card. Well Target has sold their book of customers and accounts to Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank) for a reported $6 billon. The price tag is equal to the entire amount of the amount due on the cards. The agreement does not have ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Seniors complain callers using property tax relief programs to target

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The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is joining the Washington State Departments of Veterans Affairs and Revenue in warning consumers about complaints they’ve received from seniors who say they’ve received calls from solicitors posing as state agents for a senior property tax relief program. The Department of Revenue learned Washington seniors are complaing that they have been contacted by solicitors ... Read More »

Saturday St. Louis – 314 – Part 1. Scam Text Message. Watch Out. Warn Others.

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A new spam text message is being sent out claiming you have won a prize. The message reads: Saturday St Louis – 314 – Part 1 Your entry in our drawing WON you a free $1,000 Target Giftcard! Enter “919″ at target.com.dtcv.biz and we can ship it to you Sent from 918-403-9426 So here is the deceptive problem. What looks ... Read More »

Sean Writes In – “Is There Any Hope”

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Recently Sean wrote me from the UK and said: “I’m worried that there is no light at the end of the tunnel for me. I’m working hard, paying bills but can’t reduce my debt at all. Just last month I used money from my overdraft facility to get us through the month.” Debt experts all across the UK are scratching ... Read More »

Shop-o-nomics: “Which Grocery Store Has The Lowest Prices?”

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Two years ago today Steve put together and published a comparison shop of major wholesale food clubs, local grocery stores and convenient marts to find the lowest prices for staple items needed in kitchens and households. Today, 730 days later, we bring to you our 2010 Grocery Store Price Comparison Video. Last week Steve and I set out on a ... Read More »

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Today, I had to return a shirt to Target. My mom offered to do it for me on her way to work, so I gave her the shirt and receipt. Later, I realized that on the same receipt I had purchased condoms, lube, and whipped cream. Read More »

More Bad News For Nordstrom and Target Credit Cards

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Store cards in good times are a good source of profit with their exceptionally high interest rates but in down times they can be an anchor around profits. Not only are store cards generally easier to acquire by people with lesser credit but they are often the first to go unpaid when there isn’t enough money to spread around. Target ... Read More »

Sandra Is a Single Mother And Worried About Paying For College

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“Dear Steve, I am a 40-year old single mother of one and currently have $22K in credit card debt among 3 creditors: American Express $16K (9.99%), Home Depot $3K (12%), and Furniture Express $3K (zero interest and payment until March 2010). I have $35K in student loans (6.2%) with Wachovia who is also the holder of my employer sponsored 401K ... Read More »

I Hunted Down The Cheapest Warehouse Store For You

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Recently I wrote an article titled Sam’s Club, CVS, Walmart, Lowes Food & Food Lion – Who Has The Best Prices? The winner of that survey was the warehouse store, Sam’s Club and that got me wondering how Sam’s Club prices compared to other warehouse stores. So I got back in the car and went shopping and Costco and BJ’s ... Read More »

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