Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Funeral Service commissioners thumb noses at Texas families

As far as I can tell the four public representatives were chosen not for their interest in supporting consumer protection, but because of their political connections to Governor Rick Perry. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | September … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Funeral Service commissioners thumb noses at Texas families

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Lamar W. Hankins : Selling Cremation Door-to-Door

Neptune Society mailer. Image from Boing Boing. Consumer beware!Selling cremation door-to-door I was treated to a sales pitch full of misleading or outright false claims, all to get me to pay more than double the cost for a simple cremation … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Selling Cremation Door-to-Door

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Lamar W. Hankins : Funeral Costs Need not Require Charity

Making an informed decision:Paying for a funeral need not require charity Many families succumb to grief, social pressures, and salesmanship by a funeral director and spend much more on the funeral than they can afford. By Lamar W. Hankins / … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Funeral Costs Need not Require Charity

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Lamar W. Hankins : Austin-Area Funeral Homes Mislead the Public

Illustration from Third Eye Blind.‘Compassionate care’:Austin’s Charles Walden andSCI funeral chain mislead public By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2011 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Austin funeral service icon Charles Walden lent his name to a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Austin-Area Funeral Homes Mislead the Public

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Legalized Loan Sharks : Usury With Fangs

“Shark Attack,” pen and ink illustration by Tom Grady / Pulse.The spoils of credit card ‘reform’:Unregulated interest rates skyrocket By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / December 21, 2009 According to the Oxford American Desk Dictionary, the definition of … finish reading Legalized Loan Sharks : Usury With Fangs

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