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SCAM ALERT: SCHOOLS SENT FAKE INVOICES - Schools across the country are getting bogus bills for educational supplies they did not order and did not receive.
These 5 tips from financial experts will help you steer clear of common and costly pitfalls.
Visa unveils a new weapon to fight card fraud at gas station pay-at-the-pump terminals.
HOW TO STOP ANNOYING POLITICAL ROBOCALLS - New call-screening technology makes it possible block those unwanted political phone calls.
American Express and Discover tied for the top spot in the J.D. Power 2014 Credit Card Satisfaction Survey.
LOSSES TO PHONE FRAUD ARE STAGGERING - A new survey finds that 17 million Americans lost $8.6 billion to phone fraud in the last year. Here's how to fight back.
CUSTOMERS LESS SATISFIED WITH AUTOMAKERS - Both foreign and domestic manufacturers score lower in this new survey, including many luxury nameplates.
NEW TECHNOLOGY MAY STOP ATM SKIMMING FRAUD - ATM manufacturer Diebold has developed technology it claims will stop card skimming, the most common type of ATM fraud.
BEWARE OF PENSION ADVANCE SERVICES - If you need the cash, a lump-sum payment is mighty appealing, but this is a very expensive way to get a loan.
Do you have a plump pooch? Maybe your dog needs to join a gym.

SHOW #24 (September 14, 2014)  Consumer Reports Reveiws iPhone 6. Also: How much money does it really take to retire, why fortified waters are a waste of money, spotting the bogus bill scam and disaster preparedness for pets.
SHOW #23 (September 7, 2014) - Dealing with a rash of data breaches. Also: Risks of storing your files in The Cloud, how texting can support smokers wanting to quit, beware of marijuana investment scams and Frankie's Friends helps pet families.
SHOW #22 (August 31, 2014) - How to complain and get what you want. Also: New customer satisfaction ratings for automakers, how to deal with dry mouth, phone fraud, pet blood banks need donors, and Facebook “color change” app is bogus.
SHOW #21 (August 23, 2014) - Heart disease & depression. Also: How Smart911 could save your life, the downside of debit cards on college campuses, a warning about pension advance services and why we love cat videos.
SHOW #20 (August 16, 2014) - How to save on health care costs. Also: confusion about overdraft protection on debit cards, how to spot and avoid investment scams, obesity in pets and Consumer Reports rates the Amazon Fire smartphone.
SHOW #19 (August 9, 2014) - SPECIAL REPORT: America's fatal addiction to pain pills. Also: Simple ways to save on auto insurance, how to spot and avoid time share scams and a look at pet vaccines and how often your dog or cats needs a shot.
SHOW #18 (August 2, 2014) - NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY: Skin cancer cases increase. Also: Top 10 consumer gripes, are we making smart long-term investments, AARP on avoiding investment scams & the potential risks of serving your pet raw food
SHOW #17 (JULY 26, 2014) - Where should you go for heart surgery? Also: Avoiding a mortgage relief scam, insurance for college students, the government agency trying to bring fairness to the financial marketplace and the benefits of adopting a mutt.
SHOW #16 (JULY 19, 2014) - Handling the purchase no one wants to make. Also: Comcast Customer Service call gone viral, simple ways to boost your car’s mileage, possible health risks of energy drinks, and a local blood bank for dogs/cats.
SHOW #15 (JULY 12, 2014) - Are there long-term health effects from smoking marijuana? Also: how moving can hurt your credit score, problems with long-term auto loans, beware of foreign lottery scams and a new anti-itch drug for dogs.

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