consumer protection

6 Do's and Don'ts of Gift Returns

If you have gifts to return and you want the process to go as smoothly as possible -- especially if you don't have a receipt -- here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.

7 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

Few things evoke panic like last-minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you've waited until now to head to the stores, you're not the only one.

4 Modern Conveniences That Can Put Your Money at Risk

During National Consumer Protection Week, government agencies and nonprofits are offering tips to protect our money and our identities. And we're especially vulnerable in our everyday transactions -- whether it's tapping the ATM or logging into the Internet from our favorite coffee shop.

You're Losing Your Right to Sue Big Companies, One TOS at a Time

To celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, we recently highlighted a few quick actions that consumers can take to protect themselves. But the sad fact is that the most potent consumer protection tool -- the class-action lawsuit -- may soon be all but extinct.