Jan 26, 2008

Fortunes in foreclosures? Get rich quick in real estate?

After I stand in front of get-rich-quick meetings in Wisconsin hotels and warn consumers about questionable practices, I sometimes hear from John Reed, a national expert in real estate who shares my opinion that these meetings are mostly worthless and likely to put you in debt. John is quoted in this encore article in cnnmoney.com

Two video reports on why you should use a credit card instead of a debit card

Woman upset with double debits to her checking account

Below: The cost of questionable vacations

Consumer Reports on restless leg syndrome TV commercials

Jan 20, 2008

This space was going to warn about Superbowl scams. Instead, here is the "another-one-bites-the-dust" bird boogie:

You can bail out of this silly video after a minute or so...There's nothing new then.

Criminals con utilizing operators for the deaf

Criminals email relay operators and get them to make calls and unwittingly set up victims.

Jan 12, 2008

Be wary of questionable contractors

A storm of questionable contractors are flooding Wisconisn communities hit by tornados.


The Milwaukee Journal linked to our video showing electronic devices used to steal our identies.

Jan 5, 2008

Madison couple in foreclosure face additional threats

Advice from the WI Office of Privacy Protection

David Tatar, a Wisconsin Consumer Protection manager, demonstrates electronic devices used in ID theft and talks about what he's learned during the first year of the Office of Privacy Protection

Receive email on your cell phone

New York Times video

Criticizing a lawyer is free speech

Lawyer suing lawyer rating service loses

Jan 4, 2008

Jan 2, 2008

Feds share $40 coupon to help with TV transition

Washington Post: "Millions of $40 government coupons became available Tuesday to help low-tech television owners buy special converter boxes for older TVs that might not work after the switch to digital broadcasting."