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Aaron Foss has come up with a way to combat robocalls. (credit: CBS 2)

Port Jefferson Man Wins FTC Contest With System To Stop Robocalls

A Long Island man may have solved one of the perpetual annoyances of living in the telephone age.


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Seen At 11: Authorities Crack Down On Data Brokers Who Track Your Web Activity

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.


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Rep. Israel Warns Of People Stealing Identities To Get Tax Refunds

You have probably heard about people stealing identities to open credit cards and purchase cars. But there a growing problem – people getting tax refunds after stealing someone’s identity.


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You’re On The ‘Do Not Call List’ So Why Do You Keep Getting Robocalls?

As we get deeper into election season, the number of household robocalls is increasing, and you may wonder why you’re getting them at all.


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Ask Asa: Consumers Are Followed, Targeted When They Browse Online

Do you ever have that feeling that someone is watching you? A remote, spectral figure monitoring what you do? It’s not paranoia. It’s modern consumer life.


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Big Difference Between Cash And Credit At Long Island Gas Stations

You know what they say about things that are too good to be true. Driving along Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown last week, a Mobil gas station was spotted with a sign for $3.88 a gallon, a good ten cents cheaper than all the other stations around.


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AAA: National Gas Prices Up 9 Cents To $3.74

In New York and Connecticut, gas is $3.99 a gallon, with higher prices in New York City where the average is now $4.05. On Long Island, gas is selling at $4.02 a gallon.


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Gas Up 7 Cents In NJ As Feds Probe Nationwide Price Spike

This morning, gas prices were raised to $3.60 a gallon at stations along the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.


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Warning: Cell Phone E-Mail Is A Fraud

If you received an e-mail saying cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketers on January 31, hit delete.


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Sen. Schumer Calling For FTC Investigation Of ‘Gray Market’ Drugs

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says in recent months, the “gray market” drug resellers are holding hospitals hostage by marking up prices of life-saving drugs as much as 4,000 percent.


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Debt Collection More Difficult Amid Struggling Economy

A gathering of debt collectors in Atlantic City this week found many willing to work out payment plans with debtors in which payments of as little as $5 or $10 a month are acceptable.


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AG Schneiderman Reviewing Rising Gas Prices As Part Of Working Group

Schneiderman said the working group was created at the request of President Barack Obama and was just getting started on its investigation.


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Rockland County Legislator Wants To Cap Sales Tax On Gas

With gas prices well over $4 a gallon, Rockland County legislator Ed Day says there is no way they can compete with New Jersey. He is now pushing a bill to cap the county sales tax on gasoline at $2 a gallon.


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Schumer Seeks Disclosure For Online Return Fees

New York’s senior Senator is demanding the FTC crackdown on retailers who are charging customers hidden fees when they return products purchased online.


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Under Pressure, Four Loko Opts To Eliminate Caffeine

The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko said Tuesday it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the FDA is poised to ban it.