Protecting children from identity theft

March 6, 2014 18:21 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I really want to protect my children from identity theft.  At what age should I check to see if they have a credit report and whether it contains any suspicious information? Consumer Ed says:  Most parents apply for their children’s Social Security numbers (SSN) ... [More]

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Car dealer pulled my credit report 12 times; it's hurting my credit score

February 18, 2014 18:53 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I am shopping for a new car. I specifically told the sales rep at the dealership to only check my credit one time. After running my credit report, the sales rep came back with a deal that was not good, i.e. the interest rate was too high.  I declined the offer and left... [More]

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Can a merchant require my address when I'm making an in-store purchase or exchange?

January 21, 2014 17:56 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I am tired of being asked for personal information when I am simply trying to buy something. What does Georgia Law say concerning merchants "requiring" an address when you are making a purchase or trying to return or exchange merchandise?  I am asking this with regards ... [More]

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