Work-from-home jobs: real or scam?

December 29, 2015 15:00 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I am a college student and I’ve been looking online for part-time work so I can make a little money.  I see work-from-home jobs advertised, but my friend says most of them are scams.  How can I tell if a job posting is legitimate or not?  Consumer Ed says: &n... [More]

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Can a company charge a restocking fee on returned merchandise?

December 16, 2015 18:09 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I bought a smartphone online.  It didn’t have the functionality I wanted, so I returned it the following week.  The company issued me a refund less a $25 restocking fee.  Can they do that? Consumer Ed says:   Short answer:  yes, usually. &nbs... [More]

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How can I determine if a charitable organization is legitimate before I donate?

December 1, 2015 15:10 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:   I recently learned of a newly established association that claims to be a worldwide non-profit organization. How can I make sure they are a legitimate non-profit? Consumer Ed says:   With so many new groups and causes to contribute to these days, it can be tough to r... [More]

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