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ID theft again tops FTC fraud complaint list

Jeremy Simon

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled its list of leading consumer fraud complaints for 2007. Topping the FTC’s complaint list for the seventh-straight year: identity theft.
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Wary consumers turn the tide on ID theft

Emily Crone

Concerned consumers, breathe a sigh of relief: A report released yesterday by Javelin Strategy & Research reveals that identity fraud is on the decline in most of America. It also reinforces a three-year trend that the majority of information stolen by criminals is taken from personal belongings and phone calls — not online.
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Corporate card shenanigans — got some to share?

Jeremy Simon

Please weigh in with the most wild or ridiculous charges you have ever heard of being put on a corporate credit card. I’ll share the best responses in a future posting.
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Celebs have credit card problems, too

Emily Crone

Celebrities often seem otherworldly, immune from the troubles of average citizens. Their lives appear so simple and luxurious. While they make more money in a year than most of us will probably make in our lifetime, they aren’t even close to being exempt from everyday problems, especially when it comes to credit cards.
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I’m not a deadbeat, but I play one on my cell phone

Daniel Ray

How I became a deadbeat (once removed), and my experience with getting on debt collectors’ lists (never removed, no matter how hard you try).
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