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Consumer Issues & ID Theft

One of the things I hope you will learn from my website is empowerment. That includes taking charge of your own money and knowing how to fight for your consumer rights. Learn how to protect yourself and effectively battle bureaucracy.Helpful Guides and Links:
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PETITION: Sign This To Stop Using Social Security Numbers As Medicare ID

I have been frustrated about identity theft since the calls about it started coming to me 18 years ago. Unfortunately, things have only gotten more complicated and much worse since 1996. Sign my online petition and join the movement Of course, over time there have been glimmers of hope. For ...

Frontier Air Captain Buys Pizza For Stranded Passengers

Too often all we hear about are customer no-service stories where companies go out of way their not to serve customers. But right now, I need to tip my hat to Gerhard Brandner, a captain of Frontier Airlines, for an opposite kind of story. Amid ugly storms in the Midwest, ...

Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft

Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft

Gotten any friend requests recently on Facebook? Here's why you might want to think twice before accepting them -- even if you think you know the person.

Protect against rampant tax ID theft

Protect against rampant tax ID theft

The IRS continues to foul up efforts to protect you from tax ID theft. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.

Sample Complaint Letters

Consumer Complaint Letter - Send a letter to a company CEO or President if you are having trouble getting adequate consumer help.    "Drop Dead" Letter - Send a "drop dead" letter to collection agencies that are harassing you about a debt.    Mailing List Removal - Send a letter ...

Making Internet Privacy Easy

Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your web browsing and serve up relevant ads is one of the easiest things to stop. For ...

When to replace vs. fix your broken appliances

When to replace vs. fix your broken appliances

An appliance breaks in your home and you wonder: Should you fix it, or just replace it? Well, it depends on the appliance. Clark has the timetables, based on the appliance.

How To Turn Off Appleā€™s Frequent Locations Tracking

If you’re unhappy with all the tracking Apple does on you, there’s now something you can do about it. There had been rumors that iOS 7 would have special spy capabilities in it. I dismissed the reports at first, but the tech blogs have been blowing up with info about ...

How to handle wrongful debt collection

How to handle wrongful debt collection

Have you been contacted by a collection agency about a debt that's NOT yours? Here's how to handle it...

Foil email scams with this preventative tip

Foil email scams with this preventative tip

Email scams are s prevalent. But you can protect yourself from hackers by using the "two-step process."

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