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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Avoid Companies Offering Student Loan Debt Relief for a Fee
  In ads on the internet, through social media or by direct mail, these operations promise loan forgiveness, consolidation, or refinancing -- the catch is you’re asked to pay upfront...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
After the Storm: Hire the Right Contractor for the Job
  Anyone who needs home services or suffers damage to their property as a result of a storm or other natural disaster wants to get the job done as soon as possible, but hiring someone who comes calling uninvited could lead to more problems...

Monday, January 26, 2015
DCP, Attorney General Remind Residents that Price Gouging on Consumer Items, Energy Resources Prohibited
  In light of the impending severe winter storm, Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris and Attorney General George Jepsen are reminding residents and retailers that state law prohibits price gouging on consumer items and energy resources...

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Don’t Pay for Financial Aid Forms or Information, State Officials Advise
  High school seniors and college students applying for college financial aid are advised to steer clear of companies charging fees for financial aid forms...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Is Getting Fit One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?
   If your plans for 2015 include a commitment to improve your health and fitness, the Department has suggestions to help ensure that your positive new venture doesn’t result in financial injury...


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