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Oro Valley police seek pair suspected of credit card fraud

Oro Valley police seek pair suspected of credit card fraud

The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for help locating two people suspected of being involved in a credit card scam. 

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64% of Arizonans fail to compare rates, fees on credit cards

64% of Arizonans fail to compare rates, fees on credit cards

Two-thirds of Arizonans don't bother to comparison shop when looking at credit cards, which can saddle consumers with higher-than-necessary fees, interest rates and ultimately higher borrowing costs, according to a new report.

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Border briefs

Border officers seize fraudulent credit cards in Nogales

April 16, 2013 12:00 am

On the Money: How collegians can learn to use credit wisely

The hunt for the extralong sheets for the dormitory bed might be complete, and you may have already dropped your child off on campus, but did you forget to talk about money, and especially credit cards?

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Credit care: Advice on unpaid, jointly owned cards

Q: My husband had a joint credit-card account with another woman a few years ago of which I was unaware. We are now in the process of buying a house and had to pull his credit report. To my surprise, there is a $10,000 past-due account which now affects whether we get the house. How can I re…

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Credit care: Here's how to fight wage garnishment

Q: I have just received a civil judgment with consequences of my wages being garnished. What legal steps can I take to reverse that and resume negotiations with the collection agency?

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Oro Valley police: Woman's scam involved closed music store

Oro Valley police: Woman's scam involved closed music store

Oro Valley police arrested one woman suspected of leading a fraud scheme involving a closed music store and a travel company, that has affected at least one victim, but could possibly involve others.

August 10, 2012 1:08 pm

Credit care: Different rules apply to last 2 months of deferred-interest payment plans

Q: I recently had an issue with my credit-card service. Last December they offered interest-free for six months on anything purchased during the month of December. They required you to pay only the minimum during those months.

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Credit care: Elderly mom needn't worry about ailing dad's debts

Q: My question is regarding my parents. My dad is 86 years old with Alzheimer's, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. He has no life insurance, no savings - only Social Security, which pays for his rent and other necessities. He has outstanding debt that he cannot pay.

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Credit care: If an ex with bad credit is authorized to use your card, get it away from him

Q: My ex-husband is an authorized user on a credit card and has agreed to be responsible for paying off the card. How can I get my name removed from the card and make him the responsible party if his credit prevents him from being approved?

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Credit care: Is this new collection effort on a decade-old debt legal?

Q: I had a car lease from January 1998 to January 2002. The bank claimed I had $420 of late fees owed them over the four-year term. In December 2011, a collection agency put a collection item on my credit reports for this. I have sent them and the agency documentation proving that this debt …

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Josh Brodesky: Read contract, then read the small type

Laurie Swanson thought she was getting a good deal from Elliot Management Group, which provides credit-card machines to businesses.

May 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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