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Debit cards are convenient and safer to carry than cash, and they're more widely accepted by merchants these days than personal checks. But just because they look and feel like a credit card doesn't mean they work exactly like one, and not understanding the differences could cost you.
New developments in the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. In late January, the Department of Justice reached a settlement in its investigation of the proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger, a deal that advocates have worried will mean an even worse situation for consumers of live entertainment. Since then, there have been a number of developments that will affect concertgoers.
For more than a decade, online auctions have been one of the top-reported frauds to NCL’s Fraud Center. Both buyers and sellers can benefit from online auctions; many people make their living selling items online, and millions of consumers have had positive experiences making purchases. But there are many risks as well, and both buyers and sellers can take steps to avoid becoming a Fraud Center statistic.