Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmers Under Pressure from New Michigan Bill

If you drive a car in Michigan, you’ve probably used a gas station’s “pay-at-the-pump” machines. You know how convenient it is to pump and pay without the trouble of heading inside. But that same convenience makes it easy for scammers to use credit card skimmers to steal your identity. A new bill hopes to stop that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wells Fargo Pays Biggest Fine Ever to CFPB for Setting Up Fraudulent Accounts

Imagine discovering that your bank has been moving your funds into a bank account you never authorized. Or worse, a credit card account. Wells Fargo is under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s microscope after its community banking division was caught opening fraudulent accounts at its customers’ expense.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Prompt Recall

Imagine bringing home a brand new smartphone, plugging it in to charge, and having it explode or catch on fire. That’s what happened to over 30 buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Now Samsung has halted sales and instituted an unofficial recall worldwide.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Michigan Man Sues Toyota Over Plug-In Hybrid Range

How far should a plug-in hybrid be able to travel on all electric power? One man is suing Toyota over its claims that the 2012 Prius was good for 13 miles of all-electric driving, claiming the actual numbers fell far short.