Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FTC: Health Care Scammers Out In Force

Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling brings them out of the woodwork

By James Limbach, ConsumerAffairs.com

It's enough to make you sick!

No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act – also known as “Obamacare” -- than scam artists began working the phones. They say they're from the government and that, using the Affordable Care Act as a hook, they need to verify some information.

Various approaches

They might have the routing number from your bank, and then use that information to get you to reveal the entire account number. Or, they'll ask for your credit card or Social Security number, Medicare ID, or other personal information.

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Ford Recalling 2013 Escapes

Positioning of carpet padding could lead to the risk of a crash

By James Limbach, ConsumerAffairs.com

Ford is recalling 8,266 model year 2013 Escape vehicles in the U.S. manufactured from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012.

Due to mis-positioned carpet padding, the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.

The reduced clearance may result in the driver’s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

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