Your Money: Apr. 12, 1999

MAILSAFE Under new postal regulations intended to stamp out mail fraud, anonymity will disappear for anyone who rents a private mailbox from a store like Mailboxes Etc. A photo ID will be required to set up a private mailbox, and a special identifier, called a PMB number, must be part of the address. The U.S. Postal Service is hoping that consumers will be more alert to rip-offs by phony charities or fly-by-night operators that don't have a real street address.

REVOLVING CREDIT Credit-card companies have been going on a shopping spree lately--and you may get stuck with the bill. Industry...

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