Hey Groupon, what happened to my laptop computer?

After Jennifer Poff pays Groupon $125 for a laptop computer, it doesn’t deliver. But the company insists the laptop was shipped and won’t respond to her requests to send the laptop or refund the money. Can we help her? Read more “Hey Groupon, what happened to my laptop computer?”

Double charged by Amazon and “totally stuck”

Dylan Tack is hit with an extra $359 for an impact wrench he orders from Amazon.com. Can this accidental billing be repaired? Read more “Double charged by Amazon and “totally stuck””

5 things you must do before you file your travel insurance claim

Peter Kuhmerker was set for the vacation of a lifetime — a nine-day Ireland tour from Dublin to Killarney booked through Great Value Vacations. As a precaution, he even purchased a “cancel for any reason” travel insurance policy through the company. Read more “5 things you must do before you file your travel insurance claim”

In a world without secrets, here’s how to almost disappear online

It may only be a slight exaggeration that companies know more about you than you do about yourself.

Fire up your cell phone or laptop if you have any doubts. Companies can predict what you want to buy and show you ads for them. They know your birthday. They can even tell when your teenage daughter is pregnant. Read more “In a world without secrets, here’s how to almost disappear online”

‘Congratulations! Your application for employment has approved by the management of the Carnival’

Johan Craven couldn’t believe his luck. He’d just received an unsolicited email, supposedly from Carnival Cruise Lines, offering him an unspecified job with the cruise line in Australia.

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