How can I determine if a charitable organization is legitimate before I donate?

December 1, 2015 15:10 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:   I recently learned of a newly established association that claims to be a worldwide non-profit organization. How can I make sure they are a legitimate non-profit? Consumer Ed says:   With so many new groups and causes to contribute to these days, it can be tough to r... [More]

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Can an apartment manager require online rental payments and make tenants pay the fee for that service?

November 16, 2015 15:00 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:   The management company where I live has stopped collecting rent in person (via check or cash) and now only accepts payments online using a third-party company. The cost for this service is passed on to the renters. Is that legal? Consumer Ed says:   Your question rai... [More]

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Odometer and dealer sticker did not reflect true mileage on used car

October 27, 2015 16:00 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:   I bought a car at a used car dealership. The sticker on the window read “89,000 Miles” and the odometer reflected the same number.  The paperwork the dealer gave me had the same mileage but also had “TMU,” which means “true miles unknown.&... [More]

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