Hidden Camera Catches Rogue Movers Holding Goods Hostage

Hidden Camera Catches Rogue Movers Holding Goods Hostage

Rogue movers. They quote you a great price for moving your stuff but once they show up to the destination, all of a sudden the price more than doubles. If you don’t pay up, they won’t let you have your stuff. CBS13 kept getting complaints about one company doing just that, so they set up a juicy hidden camera investigation to catch them in the act, and catch them they did… driving away with all their stuff! [More]

Tips For Avoiding Medicare Enrollment Scams

Tips For Avoiding Medicare Enrollment Scams

It’s almost time for Medicare’s Annual Election Period (Nov. 15 – Dec. 31) and with the recent changes to healthcare laws, some scammers are attempting to take advantage of people’s uncertainty. [More]

Credit Card Lets You Choose Paying By Credit Or Rewards Points

Credit Card Lets You Choose Paying By Credit Or Rewards Points

Would you like to pay with reward points, or credit? Just press the button on your credit card and a microcomputer rewrites the information on the magnetic strip, letting you switch payment types. A tiny light lets you know which one is active. That’s a new kind of credit card, the “2G,” Citibank is testing out starting next month. [More]

AT&T Won't Give My iPhone, Microcell Service, Nor Let Me
Out Of Contract (Updated)

AT&T Won't Give My iPhone, Microcell Service, Nor Let Me Out Of Contract (Updated)

UPDATE: Courtney said AT&T let her out of her contract without having to pay an early termination fee after seeing this post. [More]

What Financial Paperwork Can You Safely Toss?

What Financial Paperwork Can You Safely Toss?

Do you have a mountain of more than a year’s worth of credit-card bills, ATM receipts, and pay stubs? Hanging on to every scrap of paper is not just a fire hazard. It could take you days instead of minutes to get the information you need for a tax preparer, a financial planner, or an attorney. If you’re the victim of a fire, flood, or theft, locating the data you need to file a claim will just add to your stress. And if something happens to you, loved ones will have a hard time finding your medical power of attorney, insurance papers, and accounts. [More]

Debt Collection Firm Accused Of Setting Up Phony Courtroom

Debt Collection Firm Accused Of Setting Up Phony Courtroom

Call it “theater of the real.” A debt collection firm is accused of setting up a fake courtroom, complete with a raised “bench” and judge in black and other decorations and furniture, to trick and holding bogus hearings to extract payment from debtors. [More]

GameStop Pushed Me Out Because I Refused To Upsell

GameStop Pushed Me Out Because I Refused To Upsell

You can’t walk into a GameStop without having to fend off requests to sign up for a membership and preorder games. A former manager says he refused to take part in the often irritating environment, faced a demotion due to poor upselling numbers and lost his house as a result. [More]

Should The Guy Always Pay On The First Date?

Should The Guy Always Pay On The First Date?

It’s nearly the weekend, which means at least some of you will be going out on dates, a handful of which will be first date. And in spite of all talk of gender equality, many people still think it’s the man’s job to foot the bill. [More]

Lowe's Ups Chinese Drywall Settlement To $100,000 Per Victim

Lowe's Ups Chinese Drywall Settlement To $100,000 Per Victim

Instead of a few bucks and some gift cards, Lowe’s has amended its stinky Chinese drywall settlement so that plaintiffs can get up to $100,000 – money that will come in a lot more handy for people whose entire houses and most of their possessions were ruined by the sulphuric fumes. [More]

Commission Cites Halliburton For Lax Pre Oil-Spill Tests

Commission Cites Halliburton For Lax Pre Oil-Spill Tests

BP insisted that the blowout and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t all its fault, and the government agrees. [More]

McDonald's Ordered To Pay $17,500 To Employee Who Got Fat On The Job

McDonald's Ordered To Pay $17,500 To Employee Who Got Fat On The Job

A former manager at a McDonald’s in Brazil won a lawsuit against the fast food giant, in which he claimed the company was the cause of the 65 pounds he packed on during his 12 years on the job. [More]

Post-Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Vomit Brown, Bleed From Ears

Post-Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Vomit Brown, Bleed From Ears

Some Gulf Coast residents are suffering from grim maladies months after they were exposed to the chemical oil dispersants sprayed by BP. “I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown also,” one man told Al Jazeera. The chemicals that break up oil seem to also be good at breaking up human red blood cells, according to eyewitness reporters by local health care providers. “We have dolphins that are hemorrhaging,” said an EPA whistleblower. [More]

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds: Halloween Edition

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds: Halloween Edition

Here are ten great Halloween-themed pictures from the Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Or, to be precise, five great holiday- and fall-themed pictures added to the pool this week, and five cute pictures of animals wearing costumes.
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Meet Pumpple Cake, The Perfect Dessert To Go With Turducken

Meet Pumpple Cake, The Perfect Dessert To Go With Turducken

If a simple slice of pie or cake just isn’t complicated enough after you’ve gourged on the chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey poulty Voltron known as turducken, then here’s a dessert for you. Meet Pummple Cake, which combines two kinds of fruit pies (apple and pumpkin) with two kinds of cake (vanilla and chocolate) into one divine mess — and at only 1,800 calories a slice. [More]

4-Year Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules

4-Year Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules

A judge has ruled that a suit can be brought against a 4-year old who mowed down an 87-year old lady with her bike. [More]

Top Posts Of The Week And Open Thread

Top Posts Of The Week And Open Thread

Lawsuit Alleges Toyota Secretly Repurchased Faulty Cars

Lawsuit Alleges Toyota Secretly Repurchased Faulty Cars

A recently revised lawsuit brought against Toyota alleges that the car company attempted to hide unintended acceleration problems in their vehicles by secretly repurchasing them back from complaining customers and having them sign confidentiality agreements. [More]

I Can't Find My Phone Dials Your Cell For You

I Can't Find My Phone Dials Your Cell For You

Wallet, keys, check. Cellphone? Gah! Where did I put that darn thing? [More]