Renting a Car Soon? Read This First
Has this ever happened to you? You reserved a car at a great rate but discovered that the rate didn't include the mandatory charges and fees when you picked the car up. These tips will help you avoid such surprises and pitfalls and help you save on your next car rental.
Coming Soon to an ATM Near You? No Card Required
ATM skimming continues to be problem for financial institutions. Skimming is the stealing of account data from ATM, debit, and credit cards usually by inserting a device in the card slot on ATMs, self-service gas pumps, and other card readers. PINs can also be stolen by hidden cameras. Some estimates place the loss to the global banking industry at around $2 billion in 2015.
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Native Advertising: A Radical Shift in Advertising That Targets You
"Native Advertising"—disguising a one-sided sales pitch to look like valuable information—has been around for decades. Though advertisers may deny it, the hidden purpose of native advertising has always been pretty clear to FoolProof and many other consumer advocates: to trick you into accepting potentially faulty information as truthful information.
Have You Checked Your Privacy Settings Recently?
Are you concerned about protecting your privacy online? If so, when was the last time you checked the privacy settings for each app, website, and device that you use? Using the privacy and security settings can help protect your personal and financial information and reduce online tracking.
From the Archives
- What Is Renters Insurance and Should I Get It?
- Buying a New Car? Prepare for Sales Ploys That Can Cost You
- When You Give, Stay Alert for Crowdsourcing Scams
- The Real World of Mortgages
- Building and Maintaining Your Credit
- Seniors & Privacy: Information Specifically for Seniors
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Washington DC, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing. NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.