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What to know when you shop, compare warranties, or need to a resolve a customer problem.
Before you start your travel plans, learn common tactics scammers use that can ruin your entire trip.
Scammers pressure you to wire money to them because it’s easy to take your money and disappear.
If you want to buy genuine Alaska Native-made arts and crafts, learn about the materials, appearance, and price of authentic items.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether arts and crafts are genuine or are imitations. Learning about American Indian arts and crafts can help you make sure to buy quality, authentic pieces.
Online marketplaces sell goods from local groups and national companies. Before you buy, learn about refunds, returns, and how to get help in case of problems.
Before you buy, know that gemstones, diamonds, and pearls may be natural, manufactured, or treated to change their appearance.
Offers for subscriptions and free trials can cost you more that you bargained for if you’re not careful.
If someone insists that you to pay them with gift cards, stop. You’re dealing with a scammer.
Take time to find a lawyer with relevant experience in the legal area you need. Find out about experience, fees, and possible outcomes. Get agreements in writing.
Learn how to think about and use online reviews when you shop online.
Before you buy online, comparison shop and check sellers and products. Keep records of purchases to make sure you can hold a seller to its promises
Before you shop, learn about the words and symbols jewelers use to describe the quality and purity of the platinum, gold, and silver jewelry.
When you shop for new appliances, furniture, or expensive electronics, a seller might offer different ways to pay over time. Here’s what you need to know.
Shopping apps may help you get deals or earn rewards, but they also ask for personal information and collect information about you and your shopping behavior.
Before you buy an extended warranty or service contract, compare it to the warranty that came with the product. Will buying the coverage add extra benefits?
A warranty is a manufacturer's promise to stand behind its product. Read the warranty to see what is and isn’t covered, and what to do in case of problems
The Cooling-Off Rule gives you 3 days to cancel sales made at your home or certain other locations. But not all sales are covered.
If you’ve been scammed, someone might promise to help you get your money back –– if you pay in advance. That’s another scam.
Here's a sample letter to help you write your own complaint about a product or service.
If you aren’t satisfied with a product or service, these tips and strategies and can help you resolve the problem.
Find out what to do if you paid someone you think is a scammer, gave them some personal information, or if they have access to your phone or computer.
Billed for products you never ordered, or for products you ordered but never got? Federal laws protect you. Here's what to do.