PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 April 2019 James Walker Debenhams has entered administration. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY COPY © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2009 With Debenhams now entering administration, James Walker of Resolver talks about how to protect yourself against losing out to high street companies gone bust. James Walker, from Resolver. Picture: SuppliedThe high street as we know it has changed forever. Last year, 43 brand names went bust, closing 2,594 stores. And in the first two months of 2019 a further 15 brands vanished from the shopping centres for good. The past few years have seen some pretty big names bite the dust too. So understandably, lots of the people I speak to are concerned about what happens when a business goes bust when you’ve paid them money but haven’t got what you purchased. MORE: James Walker of Resolver: The one rule to follow if you think you still have a PPI claimYou can’t ever guarantee that a firm won’t go bust, … [Read more...] about James Walker of Resolver: What do I do if a company which owes me money goes bust?
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Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 AM EDT Apr 10, 2019 The thrill of shopping on your phone or online, of course, is that it makes stocking up on groceries, buying a rug for the apartment or even shopping on a Friday night after a glass of wine or two all that easier. But if you want to get the very best price, step back and take a few extra minutes before you hit checkout. It can be as simple as just doing a quick Google search of prices at various retailers to save $50 or $100 on a big ticket item, like a bedroom dresser. We've got plenty of websites and apps that offer extra rewards and price checks to help savvy spenders get a sweet deal, too. "If you really want to get your cheapskate on, maybe there's a coupon code," said Rick Broida, who lives in Commerce Township and writes "The Cheapskate Blog" for CNET.com. Broida, who held workshops at the Detroit Public Library main branch and the Plymouth Public Library as part of … [Read more...] about What is Dosh? A look at newer online savings tools
Kelvin Chan, Ap Business Writer Updated 10:09 am CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company's data handling and potential antitrust action. less In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to ... more Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Facebook’s vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 Maybe con artists are inspired by the movie "The Mule" where Clint Eastwood plays an octogenarian who hauls cocaine shipments in a Lincoln pickup for a Mexican cartel. Maybe it's all the political haggling over "The Wall" where President Donald Trump and his supporters want to beef up border security by creating a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to combat drug traffickers. Maybe it's the El Chapo drug trial in New York. But here's a new scam alert: Consumers are getting alarming phone calls from someone who claims to be from law enforcement or Social Security and then scares you into thinking that your Social Security number has been connected to running drugs and money laundering across the border. The scam tries to convince you that your Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity or because it's connected to a serious crime. In some … [Read more...] about New Social Security phone scam makes you out to be a criminal
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling Supported by ByJane L. Levere Feb. 4, 2019 Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz. Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue. “Travel companies are a prime target of cyberthefts” because they have “highly sensitive, personally identifiable information,” said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the … [Read more...] about How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling