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Nothing like a hot cup of coffee and the morning paper to start the day, right? Well, for many subscribers and newspaper publishers across the country, bogus renewal notices are leaving a bitter taste.

Here’s what’s happening: You get a...

The caller sounds convincing: If you don’t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off. They ask you to pay using a specific — and unusual — method.

Be warned: The call probably is a trick to steal...

This video shows how someone compares the costs when choosing a place open savings and checking accounts.

Many companies you do business with are required to give you privacy notices that explain their information-sharing practices. In turn, you have the right to limit some — but not all — sharing of your information. The law balances your right to...

It's important to act quickly once your identity is stolen.

There are immediate steps you can take to help minimize the damage to your account and credit.

For many people, electronic banking means 24-hour access to cash through an automated teller machine (ATM) or Direct Deposit of paychecks into checking or savings accounts. But electronic banking involves many different types of transactions,...

When you move into a house or an apartment, you may have to pay for utility services like gas, electricity or water. To get these services, companies often look at your credit history – including your record of paying for utilities at any...

If you find mistakes when you review your credit reports, send letters explaining the mistakes to the 3 credit reporting companies and the businesses involved.

How to Dispute Charges on Existing AccountsHow to Dispute Fraudulent Accounts...

Fast action is the best way to limit the damage from identity theft. These sample letters and forms can help you exercise your rights as an identity theft victim, like requesting action from the credit reporting companies and businesses where the...

Take immediate action if an identity thief strikes.

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If you take action quickly, you can stop an identity thief from doing more damage. Follow these three steps as soon as possible:

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