Tag Archives: consumer

Holiday party to help teach financial literacy and benefit other non-profits, too

The holiday season is upon us — the Halloween candy is all gobbled up, Election Day is in the books, and Black Friday fliers are already starting to circulate. As consumers look to ring in the best deals of the season, shoppers say they’ll spend an average of $1,007.24 on gifts, food and other holiday-related […]

Heads-up!! Your Facebook account was not cloned

You can stop forwarding messages to your Facebook friends telling them “almost every account is being cloned.” This is a hoax. Bogus. Not true. It’s like a modern day chain letter. Facebook says there’s been no sudden surge in cloned accounts. But viral messages spreading in posts and messages suggest otherwise. Heads-up!! Almost every account […]

Some cell phone customers are getting refund checks from federal government; here’s why

If you ever got texts with your horoscope, celebrity gossip alerts, love tips, or “fun facts” but didn’t sign up for them, you could be getting some money in the mail. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week it’s sending 22,671 refund checks to cell phone customers who lost money to what’s known as “mobile […]

5 things to know about your record-high CMP bill

1. If you’re baffled by your bill, you’re not alone. Hundreds of Central Maine Power customers are speaking out and saying their bills have doubled (or tripled) for no reason. They’ve even formed a Facebook group—CMP Ratepayers Unite. The CBS 13 I-Team analyzed hundreds of bills but focused on customers who had been in the […]

Attention all Mainers: Freeze your credit; it’s free

If you’re like most people, you probably lock your house, your car doors, your iPhone — maybe even your office and locker at the gym. But did you know that by default, your credit report is unlocked? That’s right — no PIN. No password. Credit reports are compiled by the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, […]

Spectrum discontinues Time Warner’s $14.99 Everyday Low Price Internet

A girl wishes for a puppy. Her mom wishes for “affordable home internet” as they both throw coins into a fountain. Remember that Time Warner commercial? It aired as TWC promoted its $14.99 Everyday Low Price Internet, first announced in late 2013. “I can make that wish come true. With Time Warner Cable’s Everyday Low […]