Dish Wants $400 To Let Daughter Cancel Dead Mom’s Account

Dish Wants $400 To Let Daughter Cancel Dead Mom’s Account

When an aging parent can no longer take care of their own bills, it’s not unusual for a son or daughter to take the reins on those accounts to make sure things get paid. And when that parent eventually passes away, the grown child should be able to close that account without a problem — unless it’s Dish, apparently. [More]

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Cable Company Decides To Shame Overdue Customers By Posting Names On Facebook

There are a lot of reasons you might fall behind on your cable bill — finances are tight, a medical emergency — or maybe, as we’ve heard all too often, the cable company screwed up and hasn’t properly credited your account. But even if you’re just a cheap jerk with no intention of ever paying your bill until they cut off service, that still doesn’t merit being called out publicly on Facebook. [More]

Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Upset After JetBlue Pilot Hears Crying Baby, Asks If It’s Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Upset After JetBlue Pilot Hears Crying Baby, Asks If It’s Sidney Crosby

Some angry Pittsburgh Penguins fans are calling for a boycott of JetBlue after a pilot on a flight to Boston made a crack over the intercom equating Penguins star Sidney Crosby with a crying baby. [More]

FTC Charges Telemarketers With Scamming Elderly People Out Of At Least $10 Million

FTC Charges Telemarketers With Scamming Elderly People Out Of At Least $10 Million

In a day when the stock market is unpredictable and huge financial institutions sometimes appear to be built out of nothing but smoke and mirrors, it can be tempting to want to invest your nest egg in something more concrete, especially something like “precious metals,” a phrase that, to some, exudes wealth and security. [More]

Walmart Customer Goes In For Oil Change, Drives Away With 'Satanic Symbols' On Car

Walmart Customer Goes In For Oil Change, Drives Away With 'Satanic Symbols' On Car

This could be the auto service equivalent of rude receipt messages. A woman in Texas says that a recent trip to Walmart for an oil change resulted in devilish markings being left behind on the underside of her vehicle. [More]

Landlord Tries To Use Leap Day To Screw Tenants Out Of Deposit

While most of us are sporting yellow and blue and leaving tributes to Leap Day William, one Milwaukee landlord is trying to spoil everyone’s fun by not only using the calendar blip to push a tenant out early, but to screw him out of his damage deposit. [More]

San Francisco Scammer Posing As Bank Manager To Fleece Old Women

San Francisco Scammer Posing As Bank Manager To Fleece Old Women

Police in San Francisco say a seedy character has scammed elderly women, ranging from 83 to 92 years old, out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be a bank manager. [More]

Bank of America Sued For Race Discrimination

Bank of America Sued For Race Discrimination

The plaintiffs, who seek class-action status, said Bank of America had disproportionately “steered” African-Americans bankers and brokers to largely minority or low-net-worth clients.