Blog posts from the original On Your Side site.
Joanna Au bought roundtrip plane tickets to Hong Kong through Singapore Airlines' website. Even though the tickets were purchased in the United States, in dollars, she's being charged a three percent "foreign transaction fee" by her bank. Au feels scammed.
2011 was quite a year, wasn’t it?
Dick Jordan became suspicious when he received the first postcard offering “two round-trip airfares to anywhere Southwest flies.” He's a loyal Southwest customer, but this seemed too good to be true – and he thinks it might be a scam.
Bob Dolan thought the $1,750 check he received from a stranger had cleared with his bank. He thought wrong -- and now he believes he's been scammed.
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts and across the country, the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken hold as a grassroots consumer movement. Of course, there’s also Ralph Nader, who has made two unsuccessful presidential bids.
Carolyn Soucy thought she was getting a good deal on a credit score: Just $1 through a company called Experian Credit Monitoring.
They say 2012 is the year of the apocalypse, and while preventing the end of the world is beyond the power of this consumer advocate, there is one disaster I can definitely help you avoid: The apocalypse of your bank account.