Rent A Center Accused Of Illegal Collection Tactics In Washington

Rent A Center Accused Of Illegal Collection Tactics In Washington

There are many, many good reasons why you shouldn’t purchase your home furnishings from rent-to-own outfits, but the state of Washington has discovered an exciting new one: collection tactics from Rent A Center that are so aggressive, they’re illegal.

Chase Telemarketing Tactics: Try Being Sneaky, Then Launch Vague Threats

Chase Telemarketing Tactics: Try Being Sneaky, Then Launch Vague Threats

A reader writes in to share his traumatic experience with a Chase telemarketer who first tried to sneak a sale into the one-way conversation, then launched into scare tactics like asking, “What are you going to do when someone steals your identity?” R. writes, “I feel like I need protection from Chase’s employees.”

Don't Buy Warranties For Your Gizmos, Says Consumer Reports

Don't Buy Warranties For Your Gizmos, Says Consumer Reports

The executive editor of Consumer Reports spoke to Newsday about warranties and service plans for consumer electronics, and how it’s pretty much always an unnecessary add-on that you should avoid. The stories that make it to the Consumerist are usually the exception; in reality, it’s rare that consumer devices break before you replace them anyhow.