Illegal Dumper Charged

Our partners at WTOL in Toledo, Ohio report on the story of a local woman who has called the station’s Call For Action volunteers repeatedly to complain about illegal trash dumping on her street.  While the city would continuously clean it up, the trash just...

Happy National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!

January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.  Here are 7 helpful tips to cut energy costs in your home! Use a programmable thermostat — Many consumers commute and leave the house for long stretches of the day.  You can save on heating and cooling costs if...

Gift Card Scammers Strike Again. Some Companies Are Trying to Help.

We’ve rung in a new year, but the scams seem to remain the same.  According to the FTC, last year between January and September, 26% of scam victims paid with prepaid gift cards last year, compared to 7% over the same span in 2015.  In a sadly familiar case, our...

More Cashless Toll Confusion: Know Before You Go

Last year, Call For Action received a huge number of calls relating to cashless toll collection — The reduction of congestion and labor costs combined with convenience for consumers have made cashless toll collection via transponder or license plate photo an...

Trading in bad faith on someone’s good name

In this Of Consuming Interest interview, Lauren Hall of Consumer Action profiles common frauds, including deceptive health claims about some celebrity-endorsed products, and how a number of cancer treatment centers don’t deliver on their promises....