Divorce, American Style

We barely began the new year before celebrity divorces began making headlines. Last week the 1970s pop duo Captain & Tennille (“Love Will Keep Us Together”) announced the end of their 39-year marriage. That came a week after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, filed for divorce. No surprise there. Gawking at celebrity divorces is nothing new, though there sure are more of them especially for the headliners who have been around for …

A Renewal of Subscription Renewal Scams

Like reading home-delivered newspapers and magazines? Pay close attention to invoices that claim tostart or renew your subscriptions. In an old scam that has recently been, ahem renewed, third-party companies are mailingbogus subscription invoices that purport to be on behalf of” well-known publishers. Problem is, the firms may not be working with publishers as claimed. Several leading publishers have recently been hit in this scam, which aims to get you to make payments directly to the outside company, not …