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We monitor trends for violations of Regulation Z and other possible illegal actions using your individual company complaints and merchant complaints.  Household International Watch - News Release, Best Buy Watch, DamageControls, HSBC Watch, Household Watch are a consumer watchdog and consumer activist coalition. We are recognized by the Federal Trade Commission as a source of help for customers of HSBC's Household International aka Retail Services.

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Household watch was formed in the late 1990's as an unorganized group of military consumers, both active duty and retired, who realized they were being victimized by Household International. Although from different walks of life, branches of the military, and often stationed in different countries, these soldiers and Marines realized their experiences were often the same with regard to Household International. The issue warranted considerable attention, and Household Watch was formed. In the early days civilian reports were solicited over the Internet using free websites.

As more of the original group that made up Household Watch retired from active duty, and as the number of complaints from the civilian sector began to rise, Household Watch gained the expertise of those formerly trained and experienced as computer programmers, investigators, analysts, mission support specialists, any many other helpful backgrounds. Household Watch uses remote locations and our helpdesk, live help, and news feeds are monitored, programmed, or run from various locations throughout the world and coordinated in the United States.

In 2002 Household Watch filed a formal complaint with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, during their open comment period, protesting the acquisition of Household International by HSBC. By 2003 Household Watch had an organizational structure but remains to this day as an all-volunteer organization. Website traffic increased to the point that a dedicated server was required. Some volunteers asked for help with Internet access costs and we continue to pay those bills as well as our own. Household Watch relies on revenue from Google Adsense, web hosting, and domain name registrations to cover expenses if possible. Donations are not solicited from the general public and paid advertising is not accepted on Household Watch websites.

Our organization continues to grow. We acquired new websites recently, including Settlement Scams to further our efforts to teach and inform the public about predatory lending. Our white paper "The History of Predatory Lending With An Emphasis on Household International" is available through eBay as a lesson plan for educators, with in depth discussions

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HouseholdWatch.com, BestBuyCard.net, and DamageControls.org were once operated as individual entities with differing content. They are now combined and all point to the same data source, which is HSBCWatch.com and is syndicated around the world through over 100 news feeds, which include syndication of your forum comments, blogger input, and staff articles written for the blogger. The blogger is found under the heading of "Fact by Category" in our menu.

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HSBC Watch monitors HSBC customer trends for possible violations of Regulation Z and other possible illegal actions. We use your individual HSBC complaints and merchant complaint reports to perform trend analysis. We are not associated with HSBC, Household International, or their merchants. Some items are used by permission granted in the Fair Use guidelines of the 1976 U.S. Copyright Act. HSBC Watch was formerly known as Household Watch is now part of the Lender Watch network


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