How do you know if you're donating to a legitimate charity?

July 30, 2014 22:48 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  A man with a bucket approached me at an intersection and said he was collecting money for his church.  I did not give him any money, but how do you know if someone is really representing a legitimate charity or organization? Consumer Ed says:  Unfortunately, ther... [More]

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Student Loan Consolidation

July 16, 2014 23:11 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  My son just graduated from college and now owes $25,000 in student loans.  He has learned of a company that is offering to negotiate a lower interest rate and consolidate the loans.  How does he know this isn’t a scam? Consumer Ed says:  Now that your ... [More]

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Store sold me a rug for wrong price and now wants more money

July 2, 2014 22:35 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I purchased a rug from a major department store for around $300. The receipt said that all sales were final. I later received a phone call from the store manager asking me to return the rug, explaining that the associate had made an error and the rug should have cost $2,000. ... [More]

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