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Scammers threaten to turn off electricity

Customers of several utilities in Virginia have been getting phone calls telling them they are late on their bills and their service will be shut off unless they pay up. And the scammers may use caller ID to fool you.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:26am EDT

Tags: scams, utility company, Virginia attorney general, Hank Silverberg, Dominion Virginia Power

Prepaid cards charge high fees for students

It's back to school time for college students and chances are, they have already been hit by a few credit card offers. But students need to be wary of another popular card that comes with heavy fees -- prepaid debit cards.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:39am EDT

Tags: credit cards, college, students, WTOP Saves You Money, Jamie Forzato

Prepaid debit cards

They may look alike, but prepaid debit cards are not the same as credit cards or regular debit cards.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 05:59am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action,