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Dec 27 2016

THIS APP TURNS YOUR PHONE INTO A MONEY MAKER

Long gone are the days of companies hiring traditional market research firms.  Now anyone with a smartphone has all the technology they need to be a research field agent and earn extra cash- up to $600 tax
Oct 3 2016

The ads say they do the work, the fine print says they don’t have to

Thumbtack is the online service that pairs consumers with “qualified professionals” but it turns out the service has no obligation to vet the information given by any of its “pros”.  They sent unlicensed people to our house
Aug 12 2015

You Picked The Wrong Guy- Consumer Reporter Confronts His ID Thief

It’s that moment that everyone wants but most never get- your identity has been stolen, but you don’t know how or by who.  Thanks to a fraud alert, Consumer Reporter Steve Noviello caught his ID Thief in
May 13 2015

TECH SAVVIEST CARS COME WITH A CATCH

It’s an annual hot list from one of the most trusted names in the business! But when we double checked the numbers in Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Tech Savviest Cars Under $20,000” we found a huge difference
Mar 13 2015

That (kind of useless) 3 Hour Tarmac Rule

Delayed on the tarmac for more than 3 hours?  You’re entitled to… well.. not much.  Here’s the story.
Jan 15 2015

Beware Crammed AT&T Cell Charges

Check your phone bill, what may have been advertised as a pay-one-price package of protection from AT&T  is really a series of charges you didn’t ask for and don’t need.  Our hidden cameras and our whistle blower
Sep 15 2014

STOP WAITING FOR YOUR WAGES

It’s your money- you earned it, so why wait until payday to get your check? Activehours is the smart phone app that allows you to access your pay as you earn it, and unlike those pricey payday
Jul 28 2014

SAMSUNG CELL PHONE FIRE GOES VIRAL!

1.1-million views on YouTube and another 4 million on the station’s website-  A 13 year old girl slept through the night while her cell phone smoldered on the other side of her pillow.  The phone manufacturer points
Jul 24 2014

NO “RED TAG” MARKDOWN HERE

See red? Save green!  We’re conditioned to believe that “red tagged” merchandise is marked down.  But at WalMart their policy is to “red tag” items which simply have no other spot in the store. Yet almost every
Jul 3 2014

High Inventory, Low Price — It’s MARKDOWN Day!

Be first in line for the best selection at the next store sale when you anticipate new inventory on the sale rack.  We’ve got the inside information that lets you know when your favorite store is about
Jul 1 2014

MAILBAG: Price Match, Bank Fees and Auto Pay

What’s up with WalMart’s price match policy?  A diaper gone viral has caused consumers to go nuts and take sides.  Plus overdraft fees too much to handle and why you should always read your bill ESPECIALLY if
Apr 8 2014

Help: My Mercedes Leaks Fuel, Stinks of Gas, And it’s too dangerous to drive

Tony Albanese loves his E-Class Mercedes- but he says he never takes his wife and kids for a ride due to what he suspects is a leaky fuel sender that allows gasoline to pour into the car’s
Apr 1 2014

WALMART’S SAVINGS CATCHER IS A BIG MISS

Walmart is testing their new Savings Catcher program in several markets across the country.  But watch what happens when we actually try and test it out by shopping for items which we knew were advertised at a
Mar 14 2014

BURNING BABY MONITOR BATTERY WARNING

Baby monitors are the type of product parents buy to keep their kids safe, but one Keller family says their baby monitor started a fire. They also say they have the forensic report to prove it, yet