Of Consuming Interest

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Of Consuming Interest

The impact of insurance fraud

Matthew Smith, general counsel with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, describes the actions states are taking to prevent insurance fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues.
00:24:59 1/12/2019

Past Episodes

Jim Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud reveals the newest members of the nonprofit's Hall of Shame which profiles the most outrageous and deadly insurance scams of the last year.
00:25:17 12/14/2018
Lauren Hall of Consumer Action profiles common frauds, including deceptive health claims about some celebrity-endorsed products, and how a number of cancer treatment centers don't deliver on their promises.
00:00:00 12/8/2018
Owen Donley of the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the high cost of investment schemes that use natural disasters to defraud consumers.
00:25:00 12/1/2018
Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub.com discusses a recent study of gift cards, the different types, the most popular and the ones that are the best deal for consumers.
00:24:59 11/24/2018
Debra Berlyn, executive director, Project GOAL, discusses the ways new technology will enables consumers to stay in their homes as they age. A recent survey of older adults found this was their number one concern.
00:25:00 10/12/2018
Rosario Mendez, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, discusses the actions taken by the agency to inform and protect small businesses from scams
00:25:00 10/6/2018
John Berlau, Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, its history, the way it is organized and possible changes to make its organization more in line with other government agencies.
00:24:59 9/28/2018
Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute, discusses the use of apps on your devices, their vulnerabilities to hacking, and the things consumers can do to protect their personal information.
00:25:00 9/22/2018
Nat Wood, with the Federal Trade Commission, discusses actions taken by the agency to combat robocalls, grandparent scams, identity theft and a host of other frauds targeting consumers.
00:25:00 8/25/2018
Jim Quiggle with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud describes how crooks are using the new Medicare cards to defraud consumers, as well as the continuing menace of medical identity theft, which can cost lives as well as money and staged car accidents.
00:25:00 8/10/2018

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