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Hyatt Breach Stirs More Trouble For Credit Card Users

For the second time in two years, global hotel operator Hyatt has been hit by a far-reaching breach of its payment card system. This Hyatt Breach involves the financial information of guests who stayed at any one of 41 Hyatt properties in 11 different countries. In its announcement, Hyatt says that the data that crooks may Read More

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IRS Warns Of Multiple Scams In Wake Of Recent Tragedies

Consumers are targeted by scams every day, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns that recent tragedies have unfortunately created an uptick in scams seeking to exploit Americans’ desire to help victims. The IRS points out the country has experienced a series of major disasters and a mass shooting in quick succession, so donors need Read More

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Don’t Use Baby Sleep Positioners, FDA Warns

Consumer Affairs reports that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use baby sleep positioners — also known as “nests” or “anti-roll” products — because they pose a suffocation hazard to babies. “The federal government has received reports about babies who have died from suffocation associated with their sleep positioners,” the FDA Read More

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Toys R Us Announces Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball Recall

Kids love wiggly, easy-to-grasp toys. Some kids also like putting little pieces of brightly colored plastic in their mouths. So when one of those wiggly toys has pieces that can break off and find themselves in a baby’s mouth, it’s time for a recall. Toys ‘R’ Us recently announced a Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball recall of 29,700 toys Read More


SONIC reportedly hit with data breach

Banks noticed pattern of fraudulent use of cards linked to the fast food chain By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs September 27, 2017 Fast food giant SONIC has suffered a breach of its payment systems according to IT security blog KrebsOnSecurity. With more than 3,500 U.S. locations, the breach could be a significant one, but its Read More


Twitter announces tests of 280-character limit for some users

The change is meant to alleviate cramming By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs September 27, 2017 Avid Twitter users frequently employ creative edits to get their tweets under the maximum character limit, but that might not be so difficult in the near future. Twitterannounced on Tuesday that it would be testing an expanded character count for Read More


Mortgage applications fall for second straight week

Contract interest rates were mixed By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs September 27, 2017 Another decline — the second in a row — for mortgage applications. The Mortgage Bankers Associations latest weekly survey shows a slight decline 0.5 percent during the week ending September 22. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index was up 3 percent from a Read More

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Amazon’s Growth: Key Facts We Should Recount

As much as Amazon’s “Everything Store” approach might seem disruptive, particularly as the retailer branches out into supermarkets and physical stores, it’s not that different from what Sears did nearly a century ago as its wildly successful mail-order business transformed into a bricks-and-mortar mega-chain. The question is: Can Amazon keep from making the same mistakes Read More