In the United States, it is illegal to:
Send "chain" letter that require the investment of any money.
Take money for merchandise and not deliver it.
If you receive an offer of lottery tickets throughMore >>
Make sure the money you give is spent on the people who need it most. Here are some tips how:
Ask for it in writing.
Give your donations to organizations that willingly share with you information aboutMore >>
Keep your options open.
Don't get your heart set on one model or make. That gives you more room to negotiate on price.
Get a copy of Consumer Reports' New Car Issue.
It comes out every April. StudyMore >>
If it sounds to good to be true, it is! Some telemarketing scams begin with a letter or postcard requiring you to call the company to claim a prize. Some begin with a phone call to your home, offeringMore >>
Jefferson County Kentucky Law Under law, landlords must: Provide a safe, clean home. Homes should be in good repair with vital services such as water, heat and electricity available. Obey the city More >>
Get estimates! Get more than one estimate, making sure each estimate is based on the same specifications, materials and time frame. Protect yourself when you hire a contractor. Check with the consumerMore >>
Read the contract carefully. Make sure any verbal promises are included in writing. Before you sign anything, take the car to your own mechanic to have it checked out. Make sure you understand theMore >>
Keep it secret! Never give your credit card number to someone who calls you.
Keep the carbons. Keep the carbons from every credit card transaction and destroy them yourself.
Pay attention to blank lines. Always draw a line(s) through any blank spaces above the total before signing a credit receipt.
Questionable charge? Contact your credit card company immediately regarding any questionable charge on your bill.
Know your rights! If you charge a mail order to your card and don't get the merchandise, notify your credit card company at the same time you contact the mail order company. Tell the card company that you're disputing the charge. You have the right to get fraudulent and disputed charges off you credit card, but you only have 60 days after it appears on your bill to do it. So, don't wait on the company to respond, it could take longer than those 60 days.
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>