How can I protect my children from identity theft?

March 6, 2014 20:43 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) very soon af... [More]

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Car dealer pulling credit report multiple times

February 18, 2014 20:31 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. I've ... [More]

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

January 21, 2014 20:16 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 to act... [More]

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