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Cyber Monday Rivals Black Friday - 11/28/10 05:10 AM
While the term "Black Friday" has been around for more than four decades, the term "Cyber Monday" has only been around five years. In a few short years, its impact on the retail community has been undeniable. While nearly 14 million Americans are still paying off credit card debt from last year's Christmas spending, retailers and the Federal Reserve are praying that Black Friday and Cyber Monday will trigger resurgence in an otherwise troubled economy. Taking credit for the term Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation (NRF) discovered a trend of online shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving. Since 2005, it has (1 comments)
Better Business Bureau Accused in 'Pay to Play' Scheme - 11/23/10 09:14 PM
Source: The Credit Report with Bill Lewis - Highlands Today, an edition of the Tampa Tribune - Media General Group. http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2010/nov/21/bbb-accused-pay-play-scheme/ Following an ABC News 20/20 investigation into the Better Business Bureau's controversial grading system, its national president apologized to consumers and business owners for "errors," while regional leaders met to discuss grading reforms. Known as the nation's top consumer watchdog group, the BBB is accused by business owners and the Connecticut Attorney General of running a "pay for play" scheme in which A plus ratings are awarded to those who pay membership fees while F ratings are used to punish (3 comments)
BBB accused in 'pay for play' scheme - 11/21/10 05:34 AM
Following an ABC News 20/20 investigation into the Better Business Bureau's controversial grading system, its national president apologized to consumers and business owners for "errors," while regional leaders met to discuss grading reforms. Known as the nation's top consumer watchdog group, the BBB is accused by business owners and the Connecticut Attorney General of running a "pay for play" scheme in which A plus ratings are awarded to those who pay membership fees while F ratings are used to punish non-members. On its website, the Better Business Bureau indicated that its executive committee gathered to discuss "ways to improve the BBB's (2 comments)
Consumer's Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores - 11/14/10 05:14 AM
Attention is focused on new financial regulations enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission announced final rules requiring creditors to provide consumers' with a "risk-based pricing notice" when granting credit on less favorable terms than it provides other consumers. To assist consumer understanding of these new rules, the U.S. Federal Reserve has unveiled an online guide to credit reports. This straight-forward guide includes information on credit reports and credit scores, how they are utilized in credit granting decisions, unsolicited credit offers, credit repair and how to protect your personal information from fraud. Released on (1 comments)
Foreclosure defense: Process servers allegedly filing false affidavits - 11/07/10 01:31 AM
Recent reports indicate that approximately 462,339 foreclosure cases were pending in Florida as of June 30. Following foreclosure moratoriums by Ally Financial, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and PNC Bank, the settlement of deceptive marketing charges by Wells Fargo, and the Attorney General's investigation into faulty foreclosure practices at the Florida Default Law Group, the Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A.; the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A.; and Shapiro & Fishman, LLP, investigators have turned up a new problem. Process servers are now alleged to have filed false affidavits in support of personal service in foreclosure matters. (3 comments)
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