SHOW #33 (November 16, 2014)
Also: More fallout from The Home Depot data breach, help a loved-one with Alzheimer's deal with the holiday stress, prepaid debit cards, avoid charity scams and Consumer Reports tests pop-up turkey thermometers.


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Prepaid debit cards are exploding in popularity. Some people now use them instead of costly bank accounts. But unlike traditional bank accounts, these prepaid cards do not come with the same guaranteed protections or required fee disclosures. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed the first rules to regulate this marketplace.

November is Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer's Association has a variety of resources for families living with this disease, including support groups and a 24/7 Help Line: 800-272-3900. We will have a special report on Alzheimer's each show this month.

People who live in the Northwest are incredibly generous. Unfortunately, scammers often try to cash-in on this. You need to do your homework before you give in order to avoid being a victim.

Check to see if the charity you're considering giving to is registered with the Washington Secretary of State at:

The ConsumerMan Radio Show is powered by the AARP Fraud Watch Network.



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