How to keep your computer from being hacked

October 22, 2014 15:25 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: My husband keeps clicking on every pop-up ad that comes up on the Internet.  As a result, he has downloaded malware, which has slowed down the computer and created unwanted toolbars, coupon services and even an unwanted security software program.  Short of barring him fr... [More]

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Is "free cruise" promotion real or a scam?

October 9, 2014 15:42 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I am receiving notices in the mail from cruise lines telling me I’ve won a free cruise.  The same company is calling me on the phone and leaving messages.  I’d love to go on a cruise, but I don’t know how to tell whether these deals are legit. Consumer... [More]

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Car loan denied; can dealer charge restocking and mileage fees?

September 24, 2014 23:30 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: Is it legal for a car lot to charge a re-stocking fee and 50 cents per mile on a car because the loan was not approved?            Consumer Ed says:  It sounds like you entered into a conditional sales agreement known a... [More]

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