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Beware of phishing scammers

...being the victim of a similar scam.I spoke with Susan Grant, the director of consumer protection for the Consumer Federation of America. Here's her advice:Phishing scams occur by phone or e-mail when predators pretend to be a trustworthy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2011-01-15/beware-phishing-scammers
Life
T-Mobile purchase to reduce options

...This marketplace doesn't work even before this merger," said Mark Cooper, the director of research for Consumer Federation of America. "I want policy-makers to confront the fiction that competition in this market is sufficient to protect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-21/t-mobile-purchase-reduce-o
Business
Vote OKs cap on debit card fees

...were not a united front, either: While the consumer group U.S. PIRG said consumers would benefit, the Consumer Federation of America took no formal stance but said it was concerned about what both industries might do.Travis B. Plunkett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-08/vote-oks-cap-debit-card-fe
Obama's consumer agency no sure deal

WASHINGTON --- Take a hard look now. A new agency that consumers were promised would make bankers, credit card companies and mortgage lenders treat them fairly will never look as strong again.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/25/bus_553148.shtml
Business
Don't be fooled by check scams

...billions of dollars have been lost as the result of fake-check scams. According to a recent survey by the Consumer Federation of America, nearly one-third of adults have been approached by a scammer trying to pass off fake checks and at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/20/yrb_541475.shtml
Your Business
Senate to argue banning 'live' checks from mail

...name was on the check on the hook for the debt," said Jean Ann Fox, director of financial services for the Consumer Federation of America. POSSIBLE PENALTIES Sen. Jake Knotts' proposal would make it illegal for companies to mail "live" checks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/16/met_511583.shtml
Metro
Know credit score to ensure lowest available rates

...the cost for the loan. A new study by the Consumer Federation of America and Washington Mutual Inc., the Seattle-based...the executive director of the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which is based in Washington, D.C...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/29/fin_137556.shtml
Finance
Blacks, Hispanics paying higher rates on auto loans, study finds

...in creditworthiness explain all of these rate gaps," said Stephen Brobeck, the executive director of the Consumer Federation of America. "They size you up, the car salesmen and finance and interest guys. They must think African-Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/08/bus_127587.shtml
Business
Insurers' profits stir anger

...procedures. One of the harshest critics, J. Robert Hunter, the director of insurance for the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America in Washington, D.C., accuses the nation's insurers of using Katrina and other major hurricanes to try...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/27/bus_121937.shtml
Business
A little bit of saving can go a long way

...low- and middle-income families. The goal, said Nancy Register, of the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Federation of America, is to convince families "that you don't have to be rich to build wealth." To that end, the campaign's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/04/fin_118825.shtml
Finance