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.
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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 >>
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 blankMore >>
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 >>
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 about the services they provide, preferably in writing.
Ask for a recent audit report. Ask the charity you are going to be donating to for a recent audit report that lists how much money is spent on its services and how much goes to pay for administration and fund raising. There is no real cut off point, but the accepted share of money spent for fund raising and administration shouldn't be more that 25%.
Ask for it in writing. If the charity contacts you by phone, ask them to send written information, including figures on how the donations are spent.
Check them out. Call the Better Business Bureau to get a report on the company. Call the Jefferson County Charitable Solicitation office to find out if the company is a legally registered charity in our area. Their number is 574-6607.
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Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.More >>
A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.More >>
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Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >>
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >>