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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    PayPal – Conusmer Complaint – August 29, 2017

    Consumer Statement: Paypal breached contract and shut our account down. Our eBay store is locked, and purchases cannot be made. Our funds that we earned are being held for 6 months. We are a licensed seed dealer...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • Sanctioned Disruption of the Banking Industry to Come

    For the most part the announcement from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are painful boring. Sorry fellas. But this one looks like it could provide some innovative changes to the banking industry that...

    • Posted November 28, 2016
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  • I’m Now Disabled. Should I Settle My Debt With Macy’s and PayPal?

    Question: Dear Steve, I do have Macy’s and PayPal account which I am thinking of trying to settle. I did settlement back in 2010. Everything went well as far as my finances is concern from 2012-2015. Unfortunately,...

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • Is That PayPal Email a Fake?

    Faked PayPal email notifications directing recipients to malicious websites aren’t new. But cybercriminals are getting a lot better at executing them. That’s what the discovery of a current phishing campaign designed to lure victims to click to...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Can You Really Help Me Get the $50 PayPal Owes Me?

    “Dear Steve, I was contacted via email by PayPal Extras MasterCard® on 5 Nov 14 offering a $50 statement credit for a $100 purchase made by 31 Dec 14 on an approved PayPal Extras MasterCard. I applied...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Is Synchrony Bank and PayPal Doing Something Fishy?

    “Dear Steve, I don’t believe I have been “scammed” in the traditional sense, but I find something fishy about Synchrony Bank (Formerly GE Capital, GE Capital Retail Bank) My story is as follows: I have 3 credit...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Watch Out for Utility Scam Warns FTC

    Imagine receiving a phone call from your utility company saying they’re about to cut off your electricity. The caller ID looks like it might be a legitimate phone number, but you know you’ve paid your bill. The...

    • Posted September 30, 2013
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  • The Importance of Reading the Fine Print of Credit Agreements

    Last week a concerned mother wrote to us here at with a predicament with her son’s BillMeLater Account. Her concerns are as follows: “This debt is just outrageous and needs to stop with the deferred payment...

    • Posted March 28, 2011
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  • “What’s In Your Virtual Wallet?” – The Future of Mobile Commerce

    SXSW 2011 hosted a phenomenal conference this year with interactive, film and music media seminars. As part of the interactive section there were a handful of financal seminars about the future of shopping, lending and banking. One...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • How to Sell Stuff You Don’t Want

    Were you buried by an avalanche the last time you opened a closet door? Does your garage hold everything under the sun except your car? Do you need to raise some money to pay off bills? Whether...

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • American Express Customers: Don’t Try This At Home

    I hate writing these kinds of stories. On the one hand, it will help those who are currently doing -- or thinking about doing -- what I am about to write about. On the other hand, there...

    • Posted October 22, 2008
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