(ABC 7)

Woman Could Lose Home She’s Lived In For 55 Years Because Of A Bureaucratic Mistake

A blind woman in Indiana living on a limited income says if the land her house is on is taken out from underneath her, she’ll have nowhere to go. But despite the fact that she’s lived in the home for 55 years, she’s facing eviction because no one realized the land had been sold off years ago. Ah, bureaucracy. [More]

(tina kugler)

Don’t Pay $100 Or More For A Certified Copy Of Your Deed: That’s Not A Thing

Are you a property owner? If someone sends you a solicitation or a bill asking for money in exchange for a copy of your deed, throw it away. That isn’t a thing. [More]

My Friend Was Robbed On A JetBlue Flight — What Do I Do?

Robert says his friend, Y, believes she was robbed of $50 and an iPad on a JetBlue flight, and that the airline and authorities haven’t much helped her in her quest to recover the property. Neither Robert nor Y knows what to do. [More]

Get Your Own Ill-Gotten Gains At PropertyRoom.com

Get Your Own Ill-Gotten Gains At PropertyRoom.com

Homer Simpson: Well, I bet there’s drug dresses and drug vacuum cleaners too.

Bezos Apologizes For Kindle's Orwellian Moment

Bezos Apologizes For Kindle's Orwellian Moment

Nearly a week after Amazon remotely deleted 1984 and Animal Farm from customers’ Kindles because they weren’t licensed, head Kindle-cheerleader Jeff Bezos posted this statement on the Kindle Community discussion board on Amazon.com.

Sears Guy Doesn't Fix Your TV, Drives On Your Lawn, Runs Into Things

Sears Guy Doesn't Fix Your TV, Drives On Your Lawn, Runs Into Things

Reader Joel isn’t too happy with the service he got from Sears. He was looking to get an older TV fixed and, rather than make sure that they could fix it, Sears sent a guy to drive on Joel’s lawn.

There Are 19 Million Vacant Homes In The US

There Are 19 Million Vacant Homes In The US

Only 3 Of 26 Items Turned In To NYC Transit Workers Made It To The Lost & Found

Only 3 Of 26 Items Turned In To NYC Transit Workers Made It To The Lost & Found

“Obviously, the results are disturbing,” said the inspector general, Barry L. Kluger. He added that the investigation was not meant “as a sting operation” and that it was not possible to know if the missing items were stolen by transit employees or simply “wound up in the bottom of a drawer or in a wastebasket.”

Keep A Police-Accessible Record Of Your Serial Numbers With JustStolen

Keep A Police-Accessible Record Of Your Serial Numbers With JustStolen

JustStolen offers a free online database where you can store information about your personal property—”Any descriptive information can be entered into the database including make, model, color, serial number and any thing else you can think of. You can even upload photographs of your items.” The company makes its data available for free to police departments everywhere, so they can locate the owners of recovered items by (for example) typing in a serial number. It’s based in Boston but, since it’s an Internet company, it can be used by consumers and police departments no matter where they’re located.

Landlord: Quick, The 90-Year-Old Kicked The Bucket, Lock Up Her Stuff So We Can Rent Her Apartment!

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Haven't Checked Your Safe Deposit Box In 3 Years? California May Have Seized Your Stuff

Haven't Checked Your Safe Deposit Box In 3 Years? California May Have Seized Your Stuff

Years ago, Carla Ruff stored her grandmother’s jewelry and a file of personal documents in a safe-deposit box at her bank in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, thinking they would always be there when she wanted them.

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• Can you ride as a passenger in an uninsured vehicle without legal ramifications? [Link] • Rental Cars: Who gives the most bang for my buck at $29/day insurance rental car coverage? [Link] • How do you tell someone how to cut your hair?

Georgian IRS Fat Cats Want Slice of Swedish Property Pie

We’re still sorting our way through all of the nightmare tax stories we solicited from you guys. Here’s one we pulled out about the pains of paying taxes internationally that I personally sympathize with — did you know the US government expects you to pay taxes for five years after emigration on your foreign, also-taxed income?

Claim Your Crap in Three Clicks or Less

Claim Your Crap in Three Clicks or Less

Out there in the great expanse of the mind, you might have misplaced a few tokens of ownership, like the keys to your car or your children’s bones. That is as natural as the sun’s hateful rays, and we do not condemn you. But did you know that someone may have misplaced property or money for you?