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Counterfeits Online

Protect Yourself

Buying fake products online is a common concern for many shoppers. Often if an online offer sounds too good to be true, it is. Here are some tips to help you avoid purchasing counterfeit items:

Know the high-risk products. There are some categories that are more lucrative for fraudsters to fake. Top categories for fakes include technology, cosmetics, car parts, shoes, handbags, luggage, designer sunglasses, and most high-end fashion or lifestyle brands. The dangers of using a counterfeit product—regardless of if you recognize it as a fake—range from the item breaking, to electrical shock, fire hazards, and toxic ingredients.

Check the seller's reputation. Research the seller's reputation by looking for feedback and ratings on sites like Trustpilot or ResellerRatings. Ensure they have a good track record of selling genuine products. Whenever possible, stick to well-known and trusted online retailers.


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Car Horsepower

Does It Matter?

Over the past few decades, horsepower has gone up exponentially. All of this is while engine size has stayed the same or gone down. What does horsepower really mean for you and, more importantly, is it worth the price?

What is horsepower?

In simple terms, horsepower represents the rate at which an engine can perform work. The higher the horsepower rating, the more power the engine can produce, and typically the faster the car can accelerate and maintain higher speeds.

The concept of horsepower was initially developed by engineer James Watt in the 18th century as a way to compare the power of steam engines to horses. Today, it is commonly used to describe the power output of internal combustion engines (gasoline or diesel) in cars.

It's worth noting that the total horsepower of a car is often a combination of the power generated by the engine alone as well as the power losses due to factors such as transmission, drivetrain, and other mechanical components.


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Credit Repair

Tips to Improve

Credit is an essential factor in home buying, renting, and shopping for a new vehicle. It only makes sense that as consumers we want to look as sharp as possible on paper and be able to fix any problems as soon as possible.

Checking up on your credit score from time to time is a good idea. But what happens when you discover things on our credit report that just don’t look good? So many hacks and myths surrounding credit affect the way people try to repair their credit report and credit score. Let’s take a closer look at credit history and the dos and don’ts of credit repair.

Repair Your Credit Yourself 

Individuals looking into their credit for the first time will notice an abundance of repair companies looking to swoop in on new customers. While their messaging may suggest they are interested in bettering your credit score, repair companies often position themselves to target consumers who have very little knowledge of how credit works so they can make the unsuspecting consumer pay for services they could do themselves for free.

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