Scam Alert: Fake Rental Listings

Our Greensboro, North Carolina partners at WFMY bring us the story of a mother who was scammed with a fake online apartment listing.  The rental was listed on a popular website, with pictures she would later learn were fake.  She exchanged emails with the alleged...

Exercise Caution with Online Quizzes

Fun-sounding quizzes are all over social media.  Reporter Allison Gormley and our partners at WINK in Fort Myers, Florida caution that you may want to think twice before filling one out.  Many of these will ask you for information like names of your grandparents, the...

Solved: Unsafe Tree Finally Trimmed by City

Our partners at WXYZ in Detroit report on a man whose family and property were endangered by a tree with dying branches.  The resident had contacted the city numerous times dating back to 2012 about the tree, but had routinely been dismissed because the tree was still...

How “Free Trials” Can Cost More than You Expect

Call For Action Director Karen Stiles and our partners at WTMJ 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin describe a few precautions you can take to make sure you avoid unpleasant surprises when you sign up for a free trial. Ads shown are chosen by the content creator and not endorsed...

Tips: Picking the Right Credit Card

Dana Fowle and our partners at WAGA Fox 5 in Atlanta discuss some tips on how to pick the best credit card for your needs.  While the options can seem overwhelming, there are a few questions you can consider to narrow them down. Ads shown are chosen by the content...

Scammers “Spoofing” Phone Number as Camouflage

Our partners at KKTV in Colorado Springs report on the story of a business flooded with angry phone calls.  The cause?  A scammer is “spoofing” its phone number so that it appears its calls, in which they try to con people into business loans, are actually...