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Linda Sherry

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December 2007: "...Linda Sherry, editorial director at Consumer Action, a consumer advocacy group based in San Francisco."

March 2007: •Complain. If you've been hit with a high fee because your payment was a day late, call your card issuer and ask for a reprieve. If you've been a solid customer, there's a good chance the issuer will waive the fee, says Linda Sherry, director for Consumer Action.


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Articles and Resources

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Jul 29, 2009 Should Your Credit Report Cost You a Job? A new bill would prohibit employers from using credit reports in hiring decisions

QUOTE: The Equal Employment for All Act would prohibit employers from using the details of a consumer credit report in making hiring decisions...

US News & World Report
Dec 27, 2007 Customer service advice from experts and insiders

QUOTE: You may be able to get a dispute with a credit card issuer settled over the phone, but it takes a little know-how and a whole lot of patience.
Mar 13, 2007 Take the sting out of credit card 'gotchas' (Your Money)

QUOTE: Americans use credit cards to pay for everything from groceries to speeding tickets. But they're increasingly besieged by colossal fees and interest-rate increases that seem to hit them without warning or justification.

Jul 27, 2006 Choosing the right card to travel: Consumers can expect some pretty hefty charges for using credit cards overseas ... a little investigation beforehand is worthwhile.

QUOTE: For the credit card industry, fees linked to foreign-made purchases provide a nice line of revenue. MasterCard (Charts) and its competitor Visa charge bank issuers 1 percent for every purchase consumers make abroad...Banks jumped on the bandwagon, charging a fee of 1 to 2 percent of their own on top of the fees passed down by Visa and MasterCard.

CNN/Money Magazine
Nov 18, 2005 Beware of credit-repair scams

QUOTE: ...if the debts really are yours, the creditor can keep them on your report, usually for seven years. And no third party has the magic to make that go away. On the other hand, some for-profit credit repair firms offer a viable option by disputing items you believe to be inaccurate and pursuing the necessary paperwork and follow-up you may not be able or willing to do.
Jun 24, 2005 Are you being overcharged for overseas purchases?

QUOTE: This extra profit is called a foreign currency-conversion fee, and you could be paying up to 3-percent extra when you make an overseas purchase with a credit card.
Feb 27, 2003 Credit Card Cos. Watch Own Backs

QUOTE: The credit card industry focuses too much on reducing its own fraud costs and not enough on protecting consumers.

Oct 01, 2002 California takes junk e-mailer to court

QUOTE: The state of California has filed a lawsuit against a marketing company over its use of e-mail to advertise. It's believed to be the first time a state has launched such an action.

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company)
Jun 18, 2001 Is it consumer convenience or too much information?

QUOTE: You give your phone number out so people can get in touch with you. But you don't assume they can use it to get to you.

KOVR TV (Sacramento, Calif)