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3 05, 2017

Seven Safety Tips to Protect Consumers

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Javelin Strategy & Research recommends that consumers work in partnership with institutions to help minimize their risk and impact of identity fraud. The following are seven recommendations for consumers to follow: Be smart on social media – Social media can help you keep up-to-date on your friends lives, but can also help fraudsters stay up-to-date too. Reviewing your social media security settings to make sure that your [...]

10 03, 2015

CT Department of Consumer Protection

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This, the last of a four part series published to coincide with the National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7 (NCPW), focuses on the CT Department of Consumer Protection (CTDCP). Since so many of our members reside in Connecticut, it just seemed appropriate. The three previous articles: NCPW Introduction Identity Theft – Yes, It Can Happen To You Malware Can Hurt – Protect Yourself CTDCP: Mission Statement: To [...]

3 03, 2015

Malware Can Hurt – Protect Yourself

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Malware is short for “malicious software.”  It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer, phone, or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your online activity. Criminals use malware to steal personal information, send spam, and commit fraud. Today’s article focuses on Malware and how to protect yourself. This [...]

25 02, 2015

Identity Theft – Yes It Can Happen To You!

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Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. This year, NCPW takes place March 1-7, 2015. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions and spot rip-offs. Visit www.ncpw.gov to find out about consumer education materials available from NCPW partners, and order free FTC [...]

17 02, 2015

National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7

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We received a newsletter last week from the FTC. Among the items highlighted was a notice about the National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), which begins  March 1. Since Tri-Town Apple's purpose is to provide useful and beneficial information to the Tri-Town Teachers Credit Union  membership, it seemed appropriate to look into this. We had never heard of the NCPW. Here's what we found: Every year, National Consumer [...]

10 02, 2015

Is It Time to Recalculate Your Withholding?

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Reprint From 4/29/2014: Handy Tool: IRS Withholding Calculator Last year (2014), Tri-Town Apple published two articles about adjusting your federal withholding tax amount. Since we are into this year’s “tax season”, we thought it might be a good idea to reprint that information to help anyone who feels they need to have more, or less, money withheld from their paycheck. Since many of our members live and work in Connecticut, we [...]

3 02, 2015

Automotive Series

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Over the last few months, Tri-Town Apple has published a series of articles (7) on the acquisition and care of an automobile. for the most part these were based on material from the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC)  web site for consumer information. Series Summary This article is a summary of the seven series articles with links to each of them. Keep it in mind or bookmark [...]

28 01, 2015

Car: Purchase or Lease?

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In a recent New York Times Article (Auto Leasing Gains Popularity Among American Consumers) the author, Aaron Kessler, reported that not only are cars sales up generally, but that the number automobiles acquired through leases as opposed to purchase has risen sharply: The rate of leasing in the United States was higher last year than at any time in more than a decade, according to data [...]

20 01, 2015

Auto Repair Basics

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Buying can be fun, repairing never is! This is the sixth in a series on Auto Buying and Owning. The earlier articles, for the most part, have dealt with the acquisition of a car. Today’s article turns to the need to repair and maintain our purchased vehicles. A list of the previous articles: Buying a New Car Buying a Used Car Used Car Warranties Service Contracts Renting [...]

13 01, 2015

Renting a Car

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Today we continue our series on Buying and Owning a Car (OK, renting is neither buying or owning, but you get the idea). This is our fifth in a series on purchasing owning and automobile. Click on the articles below to view the first four. Content for all articles is taken from the FTC Consumer Information web site, Buying and Owning a Car.  Future articles will cover Repair & [...]

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