Will my debit card be rejected if there are insufficient funds in my account?

April 30, 2015 20:20 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: Are banks obliged to reject attempts to use a debit card when there are insufficient funds in the account? Consumer Ed says:  When you use your debit card to make a purchase or other electronic payment for an amount greater than the balance in your checking account (thus cr... [More]

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Can a car dealer or creditor tell my employer I am late on a lease payment?

April 16, 2015 14:12 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I have been leasing a new car for the past seven months.  I was late on a payment for the first time, and someone called my office and told two of my managers that I owe them money. That is absolutely none of my managers’ business.  Not only was that bad busin... [More]

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Elderly parent conned into purchasing extended vehicle warranty

April 7, 2015 15:43 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I came across a $395 charge on my 88 year-old father’s Visa card statement.  My father has dementia, and was conned into purchasing an extended warranty on his 2011 vehicle.  My father will be charged $160 per month for the next 18 months.  I have contacted th... [More]

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