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Consumer More vigilance needed after Target data breach More vigilance needed after Target data breach(Video)
If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores there is additional reason for concern. Target says it is offering "peace of mind" against identity theft threat with free credit monitoring from Experian. But Consumer Reports says that's not enough.
Consumer Best local window installers Best local window installers(Video)
There's no such thing as a simply getting new windows. You have to decide on materials, installation technique, manufacturer, and most importantly, the installer. Researchers at checkbook.org surveyed thousands of local window customers about the quality of knowledge, advice, workmanship, and overall performance- of more than 2 dozen window installation companies in the Puget Sound region.
Consumer Fraud Watch Network: New tool helps head off scammers Fraud Watch Network: New tool helps head off scammers(Video)
Jackie Swett never dreamed she'd spend a rainy day in March walking through the Museum of Flight, but she didn't go for the vintage airplanes. Swett got up early to attend a special anti- fraud presentation called Scam Jam- about scams, fraud and how to avoid being a victim. She had a special reason for attending, because the 50 year old computer newbie learned she fits the unique profile of a likely victim of online fraud.
Consumer Spirooli: Does it work? Spirooli: Does it work?(Video)
The Spirooli is promoted as being the "quickest and easiest way there is to cut just about any vegetable". It has 4 suction legs, measures about 12 by 6 inches, and stands nearly 9 inches tall. So consider storage before you get too mesmerized by the slicing possibilities.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Skip extended car warranties Consumer Reports: Skip extended car warranties
It's any car owner's fear needing a costly repair just after the warranty has run out. Extended warranties promise peace of mind. But they're expensive. And a Consumer Reports survey of 12,000 subscribers found extended warranties are an "expensive gamble." The survey shows more than half the people who bought an extended warranty never used the coverage. And even among those who did, they spent far more for the coverage than they saved in repairs.