Consumer Affairs Debuts New Plan To Prevent Scams

December 27, 2011 Off By administrator

Consumer Affairs Debuts New Plan To Prevent Scams
News from WTVF:

by Marcus Washington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Each year millions of people fall victim to scams and it seems no one is safe. Scams can cost victims thousands of dollars and even their identify. That’s why in 2012 the Tennessee Consumer Affairs Department will debut some new plans to keep you and your family safe.

Each year Gary Cordell, Executive Director of Consumer Affairs for Tennessee hears the stories of deception, stories of yet another person falling victim to a scam and having hundreds– even thousands of dollars stolen.

“These scams have been around for a long time and folks are still taking advantage of it,” said Cordell.

Cordell said crooks are smart and the scams are always changing. One of the most recent scams Cordell heard involved several guests at a hotel who got a call saying the front desk computer had gone down and they hotel needed their credit card information.

They guest in this case…………… continues on WTVF

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AARP’s News You Can Use: Don’t take away consumer protections
News from Morris County Daily Record:

Fellow seniors, take heed. Some of the regulations that currently protect all of us, as consumers, may no longer be enforced if some new rules being considered by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are implemented.

Indeed, these new rules being considered by the division actually would allow businesses, in some cases, to ignore established laws that protect consumers — without notifying the public of the act.

These laws were enacted to benefit and protect consumers, so granting the state Division of Consumer Affairs such unlimited authority could seriously harm the residents of New Jersey.

For example, a homeowner could lose the ability to require a home-renovation contractor to provide compensation for shoddy or even dangerous work, like a leaky roof or an inadequate wiring job.

In addition, the new rules could make it much harder for consumers to be compensated for losses when merchants provide poor services, such as an automobile repair…………… continues on Morris County Daily Record

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