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This is the federal government's recalls page for consumer products.
14 hours ago
If you get a call from the 876 area code (and you don't know anyone in Jamaica), don't answer or call back. You did not win the lottery.
www.dailyfinance.com/2014/07/30/jamaica-lottery-scam/ ... See MoreSee Less
Con artists are calling from the 876 area code, saying you need to pay taxes and fees to get your Jamaica lottery winnings. Don't believe a word. Hang up.
The Postal Service is going to change the way it describes the $50 of insurance that comes with Priority Mail after getting called out by an advertising review panel. Let's just say not everything's covered, or even eligible for $50 even if they lose your package.
www.cbsnews.com/news/postal-service-spanked-over-priority-mail-insurance/ ... See MoreSee Less
You may not get anywhere near the Postal Service's advertised $50 in coverage, given all the obscure rules in the fine print
1 day ago
A little planning before leaving the country can save you some big bucks. www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/26/planning-ahead-can-avoid-hassles-when-traveling-abroad/YY... ... See MoreSee Less
Among the issues you’ll have to deal with are converting dollars to different currencies and managing your mobile devices.
2 days ago
Way too many people get hurt (or even killed) using products that already have been recalled. At a minimum, check this short list of products that are known to be dangerous that are still in millions of homes. ... See MoreSee Less
Most recalled products remain in homes. Do you own Buckyballs, a Blair chenille robe, a Simplicity crib, a Nap Nanny or something else dangerous?
3 days ago
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