How I Got Taken by a Work-at-Home Scam

January 9th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Work-at-home-scams are on the rise, consumer watchdog groups say. Scammers are busier than ever because tough economic times are making people more desperate to make money.

Mankato Car Donation Program Going Strong

December 28th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


While many charity programs are seeing a downturn in donations during these tough economic times, the Wheel Get There program in Mankato is actually improving.

Recession Weary Turning To Libraries For Services

December 21st, 2008 by ConsumerBob


These tough economic times have many turning to less expensive forms of job hunting and entertainment. Libraries across the country are seeing an increase in visitors, and consumers are learning that libraries have much more to offer than just books.

If You Need Help, You’re Not Alone

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


In another sign of how much consumers are hurting these days, more and more of them are turning to credit counselors for help. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the largest national nonprofit credit counseling organization, reports that the number of calls to its National Locator Line, which automatically connects consumers with counselors, has […]