Fisher Price 11 Million Product Recall

fisher_price_recallsFisher Price recalls over 11 million products, most for younger children. Recall period from 1990.

This news item from Consumer Reports describes the recalls which include high chairs, trikes, and infant toys.

Beware of "Here You Have" or "Just for You" Emails


here_you_haveHave you received an e-mail with the subject "Here You Have" or "Just for You"?

If so, delete it. It's a virus. Read more about it in this ABC News article.

More credit card protections for consumers went into effect August 22.

These changes cover penalty fees, late fees, inactivity fees, explanation of interest rate increases, and re-evaluation of recent interest rate increases.



Mortgage Loan Rates Keep Dropping

new_mortgage_or_refinanceMortgage loan rates keep dropping. Time to get a new mortgage or refinance? Read our StraightTalk Report.

Beware of a growing scam on social networking sites.

Scammers are using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other sites to snare victims in Ponzi schemes. Read this CBS MoneyWatch article for more details.

Constant Dead Air Phone Calls?

dead_air_or_recordingsGetting constant phone calls, but only dead air or recordings when you answer?

You could be targeted in a new scam directed at stealing money from your accounts, according to the FBI. The new scam combines an earlier "phishing" attack (when thieves stole your account numbers and/or passwords) and a later attack tying up your phone (a "denial of service" attack) so that your financial institutions can not reach you for verification while the thieves clean out your accounts. Read the FBI consumer alert.

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