Identity thief apprehended in Michigan

Feb 15, 2011 Brian Bradley

One recent case of fraud proves that even some of the most famous Hollywood directors are not exempt from being cheated out of money.The Detroit Free Press reports that famed director Peter Jackson was cheated out of $190,000 by a toy store


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Debt collectors banned from contacting people on Do Not Call List

Feb 15, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A new phone application will allow people who have registered on the Do Not Call List to file complaints with the federal branch responsible for overseeing it.The company offering the new technology, First Orion, said that users of its app,


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Pennsylvania may increase background checks on gaming licensees

Feb 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

A state House committee in Pennsylvania is considering whether or not to make the background screening for those in the gambling community more strict after controversy over who was issued a gaming license.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports


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Half of Americans didn''t check credit score in 2010

Feb 15, 2011 Brian Bradley

The New York Federal Reserve reports that more people are taking out credit cards, but only 50 percent of Americans checked their credit reports in 2010, according to a consumer survey by credit.com.Nearly 27 percent surveyed said they had


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Campaign pushes for crime-free rental property in Lake Tahoe

Feb 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

Property owners, managers and landlords in Lake Tahoe, California, will meet next month to discuss rolling out a new program that targets crime-free rental property, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports. According to the paper, the collection of


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