Safety & Security

Has Your Credit Card Number Been Stolen? Fight Back

Your Credit Card Number Can Be Stolen We hear so many stories and read so many articles on hackers getting into corporate databases and stealing everything from emails, social security numbers and of course credit card information. I am especially concerned with security being a publisher of online magazines and a consumer advocate that I take a number of steps …

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CONSUMER REPORTS INVESTIGATES SCAMS THAT CAN COST SENIORS THEIR LIFE-SAVINGS

New report features first-hand victim accounts that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars; Steps seniors and their loved ones can take to prevent financial fraud. YONKERS, NY—Each year, seniors and their families lose billions of dollars to con artists. A new investigation by Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit consumer organization, takes an in-depth look …

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Safest and the most lethal late-model cars

IIHS death watch is good news for SUVs—mostly What would you suppose was the safer car, a Mini Cooper or a Chevrolet Suburban? Turns out it’s the Cooper. That’s one of the more surprising findings in a new Driver Death Rate report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This IIHS study calculated driver death rates specifically for 2011 models, using government crash-fatality data for …

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Distracted Driving – Know The Law

Many people don’t realize that New Jersey has one of the toughest laws on the books regarding distracted driving. This means texting, talking, eating while driving, putting make-up on and many more distracting actions while operating a motor vehicle. For this reason, I thought it would be a good time to cover the law with all of our readers and …

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