Articles on Consumer Affairs

You Can't Trust Reviews From PC World and MacWorld

PC World's Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken resigned Tuesday because the magazine's publisher pressured him to "avoid stories that were critical of major advertisors," according to reports by News.com and Wired. When asked for a co [more]

Last night I threatened to disconnect my cable

Sit down, relax, and let me tell you a story. A story about how you get to be a hero, and how to get your cable company begging on all fours like a dog. [more]

Canadians Try To Kill Your Pets - Pet Food Recall

Canada is at it again. This time, it's not mad cow (as far as we know), but will these insidious northerners never stop? [more]

Telemarketers Prank Call Me - 800-266-9420

Constant calls from 800-266-9420? Fight back.

Kmart settles: refunds gift-card fees

CNNMoney.com has announced that Kmart has finally reached a settlement in the gift-card lawsuit. And that could be very good news for you if you had a gift-card issued between May 1st 2004 and the present day. Why the refund? [more]

Best Buy scamming customers with Intranet - UPDATED!

George Gombossy, consumer watchdog for The Courant , broke this story on March 2nd of this month. It's a great story, and I apologise to George for not stating him as the source in my original post, my bad entirely. [more]

How to complain and get a good result.

When you're on the receiving end of a poor product or service, you're entitled to complain. Here's how to do it.

NAACP's Corporate Report Cards Fails Target, Kohl's Dillard's, Sears and Excel

Target, Kohl's, Sears, and more failed the NAACP's ERI survey for consumers of color.

The Protein Water Scam: Kellog's Special K2O Can Do Anything!

Have you tried Kellogg's K2O Protein Water? Is it truly weight loss magic, or just myth?

Customer Service Nightmares - What's a Good Consumerist to Do?

Customer-oriented blogsite Consumerist lets jilted shoppers rant about the companies that have done them wrong.

Top 10 scams of 2006

The internet can be a deep and dark place for criminals to hide. Don't get victimized by one of these common money scams.

The Sale Aftermath: Beware of PayPal Chargebacks

PayPal is super convenient — chargebacks are not. Here's how Internet entrepreneurs can avoid getting tangled in a sticky situation.

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

UCLA's massive security breach has affected thousands of students, teachers, and their families — here's what to do if you're one of them.

Must Watch Video for New Real Estate Investors

Casey Serin thought he had the real estate market under his thumb — he couldn't have been more wrong.