When shopping online, be sure to make your purchases through a legitimate retailer. Pay with a credit card on a website that you know is secure (one that begins with “https” and has a locked padlock icon). Keep a record of all transactions, and review your credit card bill for accuracy.
According to the law, you are entitled to a written estimate for any repairs over $100, preferably before the work begins. Two types of estimates are possible: parts and labor, plus or minus ten percent, or a maximum price. When you get the estimate, the law says you can approve the estimate in writing, or ask for your car back “in a disassembled state.”
An interviewer can ask what kind of medication you are taking that would cause positive results in a drug test. The interviewer can also ask if you use illegal drugs now or have done so within the past two years, and if you have ever been arrested or convicted of illegal drug use.
A Power of Attorney for Health Care is a written legal document that outlines in advance who will make decisions for you if you are physically or mentally unable to make those decisions yourself. The person named as the “agent” has the authority to make all or limited decisions concerning your health care, including consent or withdrawal of medical treatment, even if doing so will result in your death. The agent can also be given the authority to make certain decisions after your death, on such things as making an anatomical gift, autopsies and the disposition of your remains. If the agent has no guidance as to your wishes, he or she takes whatever action is in your “best interest.”
Jury duty fraud typically consists of scammers calling people and telling them that because they failed to report for jury duty, there is a warrant out for their arrest. When the victim replies that they never received such a notice, the scammer will ask for some information for “verification purposes,” like a Social Security number or even a credit card number. Unfortunately, many victims willingly provide this information. Keep in mind that actual court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone.