Reporting Phone Fraud

Reporting Phone Fraud

There are various types of phone fraud from cramming, scamming, and spoofing. One of the most annoying, and seem to be growing, are robocalls. One way to quickly help mitigate the problem is sign up on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry.

  • Go to the FTC Do Not Call Registry site
  • Go to “Register Your Phone”
  • Add your phone number and an email address to confirm the change
  • Go to your email and confirm the change using the link provided (you have 72 hours to confirm)
  • You should be directed web page that confirms your change

If you have added your name to the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry and believe your still being contacted by companies that you have not given permission there are a couple options you can pursue:

  • Report violations by visiting donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222. Prepare information such as the name and number of the caller, date, time of the call, and what the call was about.
  • Visit ftc.gov or call 1-877-FTC-HELP. 
Black Friday – MyHeritage DNA for $39!

Black Friday – MyHeritage DNA for $39!

As expected there are several discounts offered today on DNA testing kits. One of the best we’ve seen is with MyHeritage DNA with a $40 reduction from $79 to $39. The site states there is FREE shipping on 2 or more kits. Their site requires an account but there are a couple social login options to make it slightly more convenient.

Click on the link below to learn more.


We do not have an affiliation with My Heritage, just trying to provide information to find discounts and keep your hard-earned money.

LG Refrigerator Buyers: Class-Action Settlement

Deadline for filing a claim: January 21, 2021

A $1.5 million LG refrigerator class action settlement has been reached to resolve claims that LG appliances suffer from a cooling defect. Those eligible are Individuals who purchased a covered LG refrigerator from an authorized retailer between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2017.

You may be eligible for a cash payment If the covered LG refrigerator stopped cooling, and you experienced delayed or unsuccessful repairs, replaced your LG Refrigerator or experienced property loss (spoiled food, beverages, medicine, or other perishables, or damage to your property).

You can get more information by emailing Info@LGFridgeSettlement.com or calling (855) 918-4661

The link below takes you to the settlement website where you can learn more. Conduct your own due diligence. We do not have an affiliation with this website, just sharing information to help you potentially get your money back.



Thinking about canceling your Google Storage Plan?

Thinking about canceling your Google Storage Plan?

There are some critical dates to be aware of to avoid losing information unexpectedly. However if you decide to cancel, keep in mind the default is for storage plans to automatically renew at the end of the subscription term. Any charges beyond your available credit will be charged to your credit card. Google storage plan purchases are non-refundable.

The amount of storage you purchased is yours for the length of the subscription, even if you decide to cancel it. The information below if from Google’s site. Shown below is only a portion of the information available. Click on the button below to learn more.

If you cancel your storage plan or when your storage plan expires, your storage limits will reset to the free levels for each product at the end of your billing cycle. If you reach or exceed the free storage limit:

  • Gmail: You won’t be able to send or receive messages. Messages sent to you will be returned to the sender.
    • Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your emails may be deleted.
  • Google Drive: You won’t be able to sync or upload new files. You won’t be able to create new files in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard. Until you reduce your storage usage, neither you nor anyone else can edit or copy your affected files. Syncs between your computer’s Google Drive folder and My Drive will stop. 
    • Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, your content within the affected product(s) may be deleted.
  • Google Photos: You won’t be able to upload photos and videos in Original quality. If you want to add any more photos and videos, you can either upload or back up in High quality (lower resolution), or turn off Back up & sync.
    • Starting June 1, 2021: You also won’t be able to upload photos and videos in High quality or Express quality if you are out of storage. And if you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your photos and videos may be deleted.

To cancel a plan:

  1. Go to www.google.com/settings/storage.
  2. Sign into the Google Account where you purchased storage.
  3. Under your plan, click Cancel.
  4. Review changes to storage that will take place after cancellation. Confirm by clicking Cancel plan.
  5. You’ll receive a confirmation email of your subscription cancellation. On the start of the next month of your plan, you’ll be downgraded to the free storage levels for Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail.

Excessive Gas and Electricity Charges

Excessive Gas and Electricity Charges

A number of deregulared utility providers may have over promised and under delivered. If you switched from a public utility to an independent energy company you may want to learn more about your options for a potential claim.

By design a deregulated market space allows for more competition and theoretically lower prices and/or more creative options. However, sometime this is not the case. Private utility companies paint a pretty picture to get you signed up. They show you some early savings and build some trust. Then many get complacent and lose track of the details only to gradually nickle-and-dime you and usually even worse. And intrepreting a utility invoice isn’t always easy. Recognizing trends or improper billing is difficult enough to spot yet alone fight to get your money back.

Allegedly claims were made about promised savings, possible rebates, and other rate changes that increased over time. Some are claiming rates are now double their former rates. As you can imagine, when this happens to enough people they team up to file a class-action lawsuit. At any given time there are numerous class-action lawsuits regarding private utility providers gouging customers who switched from public utilities.

You can learn much more at the link below and take the next steps to possibly get your money back.



We aren’t affiliated with classaction.org nor do we get a commission. Conduct your own due diligence.