Top Consumer Reporters Share Their Top Stories
May 30 2016

Homeowner concerned when contractor offers to accept gift cards, PayPal

We’ve heard a lot of scams concerning fake gift cards and PayPal accounts, so when a contractor told a homeowner he could pay for services that way, the homeowner got suspicious. Here’s the story.

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May 28 2016

Mystery Shopper Scam Cost X-Prof $3000

Even smart people can be scammed. That’s what happened to a retired college professor who fell for a mystery shopper scam. Here’s what happened.

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May 27 2016

Is TSA PreCheck Worth the Money?

With such long lines to get through security at airports, many are trying to save time by signing up for TSA PreCheck for an $85 fee. Is it worth the money?

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May 26 2016

6 Things You Can Do Yourself Instead of Paying a Professional

Save a bundle of money by choosing to DIY these easy home maintenance and personal grooming tasks. Here’s the story.

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May 26 2016

Google Bans Predatory and Payday Loan Ads

Google announced that effective July 1 it will ban ads for payday loans and other loan products that require full repayment within 60 days. In the United States, Google will also ban ads for loans with an annual percentage rate of 36 percent or higher. Here’s the story.Here’s the story

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May 26 2016

For Sunglasses, Does Price Equal Better Protection?

KDKA-TV put cheap and expensive sunglasses to the test. Would the $300 pair protect you from UV rays better than cheaper ones? Clickthrough to find out!

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May 25 2016

Pet Service Sues Online Reviewer for $1-mil

A Texas woman was recently sued for $1-million dollars after posting a negative review about her experience with a doggie daycare service. Here’s what happened.

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May 23 2016

Sports Authority Closing All Stores

First they were only going to close some stores as part of the bankruptcy plan, but now the sporting goods company says all stores are going to be shuttered. Here are the details.

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May 20 2016

Cheez-It Sued Over “Whole Grain” Claims

One variety of Cheez-it crackers claims to be “whole grain.” But a look at the label reveals that it has more plain white flour than whole wheat flour. So, the maker of the product, Kellogg’s, is being sued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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May 20 2016

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

We always think of new being better than used. Sometimes, however, buying something used can be just as good and save you a boat-load of money. Here are some examples.

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May 20 2016

TD Bank Abandons Coin Counting Machines

After a series of embarrassing TV reports that TD Bank’s coin counting machine are not accurate, the bank has decided to pull them from all their branches. Here’s the story.Here’s the story

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May 20 2016

Getting Your Consumer Complaint Heard on Social Media

Many of us now turn to social media when we have gripes. If you want the company you’re complaining about to see and help you, here are some tips.

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May 19 2016

Boost your college grad’s scam IQ

College grads across the country are preparing for “the real world.” Unfortunately, that includes scams. Here’s how you can help your grad avoid becoming a victim. 

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May 19 2016

How to Tame Impulse Shopping

Three out of four people admit to buying on impulse at times. If you are an impulse shopper, where are some tips to tame the urge.

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May 18 2016

33 Freebies for Expectant Moms

Oh the agony of pregnancy, of the ecstasy of freebies. You can have both at the same time! Here are 33 freebies.

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