Home Repair Scams
Avoid 'Summer Slamming' Burglar Alarm Scams
Summer's coming, with its corresponding rise in burglaries as people leave more windows open and get out of the house. For some neighborhoods, the warmer months also mean "summer slamming," which refers to alarm companies that hit the streets to target homeowners with alarms.
Ineffective Bed Bug Treatments Can Take a Bite Out of Consumers' Wallets
With the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission urges consumers to be cautious when shopping for products that are touted as remedies or ways of preventing bed bug infestations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that an increasing number of marketers are making unrealistic claims about their abilities to control or eradicate bed bugs.
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