“As many as 2 million loan applicants may have had their personal information stolen, the FBI says.” Mortgage firm Countrywide, in response to alleged data breach, offers free credit monitoring | LA Times
If you shopped at Montgomery Ward’s last year, check your accounts and credit reports. Montgomery Ward’s Hacked 6 Months Ago, But Victims Weren’t Told | Consumerist
ABC News did a great piece on debt collection, arbitration, and especially the National Arbitration Forum, where consumers in California lose 99% of the time. A former NAF arbitrator says on camera that she was forced to quit for ruling in favor of a consumer one time. Stick around for the great commentary at the end.