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Lights out for fake utility bill collectors

The caller sounds convincing: If you don’t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off. They ask you to pay using a specific — and unusual — method.

Be warned: The call probably is a trick to steal your money.

The Federal Trade Commission, state and local consumer protection agencies, and utility companies have gotten a slew of complaints from consumers about utility bill scams. Here are a few signs you may be dealing with a scammer: Continue Reading >

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Read the truth behind deceptive mortgage ads

Getting a low interest rate on your mortgage can make a big difference in your household finances, and the internet can be a good way to compare the rates offered by various lenders. The FTC’s case against GoLoansOnline.com shows the value of shopping around and checking multiple sources of information. Continue Reading >

U.S. Department of Labor hosts Women's Health Week webinar in Spanish

Women are key consumers of health benefits.  Working women often make the most important health care decisions for their family and act as caregivers when family members fall ill.  As a result, they need to be well informed about health coverage.  There are many health coverage protections under the law - many that specifically benefit women.  Women need the knowledge and tools that will help them carry out their many roles when it comes to health coverage decisions. Continue Reading >

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