The dark web and other hazardous places you should avoid

Think the real world is a dangerous place for travelers? Try visiting the virtual one, a destination filled with shady travel offers and criminals who want to steal your personal information.

It’s the time of year when people start planning their summer vacations, and with everyone watching the bottom line, the temptation to save a few dollars by booking online is strong. That might include searching the underside of the internet for a bargain. Read more “The dark web and other hazardous places you should avoid”

This Verizon mistake is an expensive one — for me!

Bernice Lu has a mysterious charge on her Verizon Wireless bill, and she can’t seem to get rid of it. Did she call Jamaica and run up a $291 bill — or is this just a Verizon mistake? Read more “This Verizon mistake is an expensive one — for me!”

Is my car dealership lying to me? Here’s how to tell

This is the best time of year to buy a car. September and October are model changeover season when the new model year cars arrive — and the old ones are discounted. Not coincidentally, it’s also when more people ask: Is my car dealership lying to me? Read more “Is my car dealership lying to me? Here’s how to tell”

My Frigidaire is on fire! Why won’t they clean up this mess?

When Cristal Flores’ refrigerator catches fire, she contacts the company to help her clean up the mess. When it won’t help her, she contacts me. Read more “My Frigidaire is on fire! Why won’t they clean up this mess?”

This is how an internet scam stole her heart and money

Karen Cariaga couldn’t believe her luck. She had just secured a glamorous British Airways job and found love at the same time. The possibility that she might be caught up in an internet scam never crossed her mind.

But in her excitement, the young woman had let her guard down. That was a mistake. Read more “This is how an internet scam stole her heart and money”