Fairfax County Consumer Affairs

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7 Procedures Not Covered By Medicare
10/24/2020
7 Procedures Not Covered By Medicare

7 Procedures Not Covered By Medicare

From plastic surgery to podiatry, there are numerous medical procedures that your Medicare plan does not include.

Teens and Young Adults Can Enroll in Free E-Cigarette Quit Program - Fairfax County Emergency Information
10/23/2020
Teens and Young Adults Can Enroll in Free E-Cigarette Quit Program - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Teens and Young Adults Can Enroll in Free E-Cigarette Quit Program - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 11:25 a.m. While it is too soon to know the specific impacts of COVID-19 on people who use e-cigarettes, we do know that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs and there is growing evidence that vaping can harm lung health overall. This is why it is more important than ever...

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions...
10/23/2020

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. On October 23, tune in to AARP’s Friday FraudCast at 10:00 a.m. to learn what the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is doing to protect consumers from investment and other financial frauds. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates all securities firms doing business in the US.

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions...
10/22/2020

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. On October 23, tune in to AARP’s Friday FraudCast at 10:00 a.m. to learn what the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is doing to protect consumers from investment and other financial frauds. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates all securities firms doing business in the US.

More Recalls for Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
10/22/2020
More Recalls for Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

More Recalls for Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

More recalls for Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to fire risk have been issued, Consumer Reports says. More than 180,000 cars and SUVs should be parked outside until they are repaired, according to the automakers.

Pay Less for Vehicle Maintenance With an EV
10/22/2020
Pay Less for Vehicle Maintenance With an EV

Pay Less for Vehicle Maintenance With an EV

New research from Consumer Reports shows that you can pay less for vehicle maintenance with an EV. Pure electric vehicles, which have fewer moving parts, need less maintenance and generally cost less to repair than the average gas-powered vehicle.

Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner
10/22/2020
Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner

Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner

Shopping for a vacuum cleaner? Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our vacuum cleaner buying guide to make an informed choice.

Best Robotic Vacuums of 2020
10/22/2020
Best Robotic Vacuums of 2020

Best Robotic Vacuums of 2020

Robotic vacuums just keep improving, and the prices continue to drop. Here are the best robotic vacuums from Consumer Reports' tests.

How to Clean a Robotic Vacuum
10/21/2020
How to Clean a Robotic Vacuum

How to Clean a Robotic Vacuum

Keep your robovac working at its best with Consumer Reports' advice on how to clean a robotic vacuum.

Best Electric Toothbrushes of 2020
10/21/2020
Best Electric Toothbrushes of 2020

Best Electric Toothbrushes of 2020

Consumer Reports' tests reveal the best electric toothbrushes. Some models can help make sure you brush for the right amount of time, with the right amount of pressure.

Scams that start on social media
10/21/2020
Scams that start on social media

Scams that start on social media

Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new Data Spotlight.

Coffee Maker Buying Guide
10/21/2020
Coffee Maker Buying Guide

Coffee Maker Buying Guide

Shopping for a coffee maker? Read about features, types, and other must-know details in our coffee maker buying guide to make an informed choice.

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions...
10/21/2020

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. On October 23, tune in to AARP’s Friday FraudCast at 10:00 a.m. to learn what the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is doing to protect consumers from investment and other financial frauds. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates all securities firms doing business in the US.

Fastest Coffee Makers From Consumer Reports' Tests
10/21/2020
Fastest Coffee Makers From Consumer Reports' Tests

Fastest Coffee Makers From Consumer Reports' Tests

In this review of the fastest coffee makers, Consumer Reports highlights models that are perfect for hurried mornings and bustling gatherings, making quick work of the task at hand.

Fairfax County Gives Businesses More Tools to Operate Through the COVID-19 Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Informati...
10/21/2020
Fairfax County Gives Businesses More Tools to Operate Through the COVID-19 Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Fairfax County Gives Businesses More Tools to Operate Through the COVID-19 Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 8:15 a.m. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors cleared hurdles for restaurants and fitness and exercise centers to operate in cold weather during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Board voted to allow businesses to continue outdoor dining, fitness and exercise activities w...

Traditional Trick-or-Treating Not Recommended for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available - Fairfax County Emergency Info...
10/21/2020
Traditional Trick-or-Treating Not Recommended for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Traditional Trick-or-Treating Not Recommended for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 12:20 p.m. To keep the number of new COVID-19 cases low, we must all do our part to stop the spread of the virus. This includes finding new and socially distant ways to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday. Traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and events that involve large gather...

Best Coffee Makers of 2020
10/21/2020
Best Coffee Makers of 2020

Best Coffee Makers of 2020

These are the best coffee makers on the market, based on Consumer Reports' exhaustive tests, including drip and pod brewers.

How to Vote Safely During the Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information
10/20/2020
How to Vote Safely During the Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information

How to Vote Safely During the Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 9:15 a.m. While Election Day is only two weeks away, voting is already underway, and here are tips to help you vote safely — whether you are voting early, voting by mail or voting in person on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Wear a cloth face covering. If you are planning to vote early or […]

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions...
10/20/2020

You’ve worked a lifetime to save for your retirement but con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. On October 23, tune in to AARP’s Friday FraudCast at 10:00 a.m. to learn what the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is doing to protect consumers from investment and other financial frauds. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, regulates all securities firms doing business in the US.

Deadline to Apply for Vote-By-Mail Ballot is Oct. 23 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter
10/19/2020
Deadline to Apply for Vote-By-Mail Ballot is Oct. 23 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Deadline to Apply for Vote-By-Mail Ballot is Oct. 23 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

If you want to vote by mail in the Nov 3., general election, the last day to apply is Friday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The quickest, most secure way to apply is online through the state’s portal. Act now because it takes time to process your application, as well as mail your ballot to you. As a result o...

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection
10/19/2020

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection

Before clicking on a link to donate online, make sure you know who is getting your donation. Learn more about donating through an online giving portal: https://go.usa.gov/xG6Ws #CharityFraudOut2020 #CharityFraudOut

Fairfax County 50+
10/19/2020

Fairfax County 50+

Call the Department of Family Services' 𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 (𝗔𝗣𝗦) 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 (𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝟮𝟰 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀) to report Abuse, Exploitation, or Neglect of an adult who is 60 years or older or is 18 years and older and incapacitated. Reports can be filed for people who live alone or with relatives or who are residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, or group homes. 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹: 𝟳𝟬𝟯-𝟯𝟮𝟰-𝟳𝟰𝟱𝟬, 𝗧𝗧𝗬 𝟳𝟭𝟭. 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲: https://bit.ly/33wcAPn

6 Items Still Hard to Find During the Pandemic
10/18/2020
6 Items Still Hard to Find During the Pandemic

6 Items Still Hard to Find During the Pandemic

Items like dumbbells and laptops are hot buys for many consumers, as we spend more time at home. Here are 6 products facing shortages due to COVID.

Unusual Coronavirus Symptoms: Diarrhea, COVID Toes
10/18/2020
Unusual Coronavirus Symptoms: Diarrhea, COVID Toes

Unusual Coronavirus Symptoms: Diarrhea, COVID Toes

Unexpected COVID-19 infection symptoms include lesions on patients’ hands and feet, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell, blood clots and confusion.

10/15/2020
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI warns that child abductors could potentially use social media to lure victims. Due to coronavirus-related school closures, minors are likely at greater risk for encountering offenders online as they increase social media use. #NCSAM2020 http://ow.ly/OrcV50BTOx8

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