Free Trips for Teachers, Hertz Arrests, Series I bonds, Capital One Transfers, Kabbage Fraud

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This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about a new contest for teachers, Hertz customer arrested 4 times, TreasuryDirect Series I bonds, Capital One Miles transfers to return “within a week”, and why you might want to lock your Kabbage debit card.

Teach the Love Contest, Free Trip for Teachers

Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards from Chase today launched the Teach the Love Contest, which will send deserving teachers on learning-fueled Edu-Vacation trips, celebrating their teaching specialties or personal interests.

The contest will be championed by celebrity spokesperson, Derek Hough, who’s shown support for education through his philanthropic commitments and his longtime run as an instructor on Dancing with the Stars (not to mention his role as a drama teacher on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!).

Nominations will be accepted starting today through November 9, 2022 on the contest website. Current and former students 18+, parents and fellow teachers are invited to nominate a standout educator for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Edu-Vacations.

Woman Sues Hertz After Getting Arrested 4 Times for Same Rental Car

As she got in the car, an employee came up to her claiming she was stealing it. Hill told him she was a platinum member and to look for her reservation, but instead he called police who then arrested her.

Hill was arrested three more times between 2019 and 2021 for failure to appear in court over the incident because she was not notified about the court dates, according to the lawsuit, and spent about nine days in jail on each occasion.

TreasuryDirect sold more than $27 billion in Series I bonds since Nov. 1

With record demand for Series I bonds, an inflation-protected and nearly risk-free asset, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has unveiled a front-end makeover for TreasuryDirect, the online platform investors use to buy assets.

While the Treasury still plans future system upgrades, Tuesday’s revamp focuses on website navigation, more concise information and the broader user experience, including a mobile-friendly design.

Capital One Miles Transfers To Return “Within A Week”

The ability to transfer miles to airline and hotel loyalty programs has been “down for maintenance” on Capital One’s website since about September 23.

Capital One now says the functionality will be restored online within a week after they’ve completed system improvements.

Why You May Wanna Lock Your Kabbage Debit Card

Several account holders are reporting unauthorized debit card charges on their accounts. Some of those affected are receiving fraud alerts about these charges, while others are not. If you have one of these accounts, check your transactions, and lock your debit card if you don’t plan to use it.

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