Consumer Reports Magazine

June 2018
June 2018

Cover Story

Quiz: Protect Yourself From These 7 Scams
Test your knowledge of common scams and see how you can keep yourself from getting conned

Who Gets Scammed: Why Some People Are More Vulnerable
5 traits that might make you an easy mark
Don't Fall for These Classic Scams
What you need to know to avoid being swindled
What to Do If You've Been a Victim of Scams or Fraud
What are your chances of getting restitution? Here’s what you need to know.

Special Report

Who Owns the Data Your Car Collects?
Some information gathered can improve driving performance and safety, but it could also result in an invasion of your privacy


Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
CR's expert tips on how to paint and stain like a pro—plus, popular paint color palettes from top-performing brands
Is Smartphone Insurance Worth Buying?
Coverage costs and plan parameters vary widely. Here, CR's guide to making a smart decision.

Product Updates

A Heads-Up on Bike Helmet Safety
What you need to know about choosing a bike helmet and making sure it fits
Out, Damned Spots! Stain Removal Guide for Your Home
Tips to remove some of the most common—and stubborn—carpet stains by hand
Why Your Next Camera Should Be an Advanced Point-and-Shoot
Get more control and greater versatility—and higher-quality photos—than with your smartphone

How to Share Photos From a Digital Camera
CR explains how to connect your camera to a computer or smartphone
When It Comes to Carpet Cleaning, Should You Rent, Hire, or Buy?
CR compares the costs for you

Road Report

2018 Jeep Wrangler Review: An Off-Road Classic Reborn
The redesigned icon stays true to its legacy while improving in many ways

2018 Ford EcoSport Review: Clash of Contradictions
It handles better than it looks, but this wee SUV could use a power boost
2018 Lexus RX L Review: Same Luxury With a Little More Room
The small third-row seat adds appeal for shoppers seeking more kid or cargo room
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review: Verve and Versatility
The Hyundai Elantra GT is a fun, sporty, and budget-friendly hatchback


From Our President: Building Trust in the Digital World
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace

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