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Grab A Whistle!

Posted: 04/07/2014 - The next time a crook calls and tries to scare you into wiring him money, grab a whistle!

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Old Scams Keep Resurfacing (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Lately you've been telling me about crazy crooks calling you trying to steal your identity and your cash. I just wanted to pass on the latest ones, even though I've warned you about them before.

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Be Wise with Your Giving

Updated: 10/30/2012 - Now that pictures of Superstorm Sandy are everywhere the crooks will be out looking to take advantage of your generosity.

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Beware of Personally Yours of Las Vegas (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 03/01/2012 - Beware using a Las Vegas company called Personally Yours. The business which sells personalized clothing is accused of taking money from customers and not delivering products on time or not delivering them at all.

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CardHub Checks Out Chargebacks (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 02/21/2012 - Lately we've been hearing about bank charges and fees as they relate to our debit cards. Now a look at chargeback policies as they relate to your credit cards.

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Make a quick $250, hardly! (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 02/06/2012 - Thanks to Christine for telling me about this scam. She received a check in the mail from a group using the name American Consumer Opinion. It wasn't the legitimate Texas research company... just a crook looking to rip her off!

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Beware of Super Bowl Steals (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 01/24/2012 - In less than two weeks the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will compete in Super Bowl 46. A lot of folks are already buying team jerseys or even tickets, but beware!

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa's Coming to KKTV!

Updated: 12/19/2011 - If you don't want to stand in line at the mall to talk to Santa and are too late to write him a letter... do the next best thing. Pick up the phone and call 457-8211 on Tuesday, December 20th from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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Worst Plastic Daddies on the Market (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 09/02/2011 - If you're shopping for a new credit card... how about a list of the ones to avoid. You definitely don't want one with a ridiculous annual fee... nor one that arbitrarily raises interest rates whenever the bank wants.

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Hang Up on Western Renewal Service (Betty Sexton

Updated: 08/23/2011 - Don't be fooled by crooks claiming to be with a magazine subscription company. They're just doing what crooks do... trying to get your personal information... like your credit card number.

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Phony Fundraising Scams (Betty Sexton)

Posted: 08/16/2011 - Crooks have a calendar, too. They see the school buses and know kids are back in class. So beware of young people being used to raise money for so-called school trips.

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Ignore Fraudulent Text Messages! (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 07/18/2011 - In the last few years we've warned you about text messages which are aimed at emptying your bank accounts. Now a new scam has surfaced on your cell phone.

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Computer Virus Scammers (Betty Sexton)

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Remember the days when the word, "virus" was only linked to some infection making the rounds? Now it's important to safeguard your computers from hackers who unleash viruses. But cybercrooks are scaring folks into thinking they need to pay them to protect their computers. Don't fall for their offers. They're scams.

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Summer Vehicle Care (Betty Sexton)

Updated: 07/13/2011 - You know the importance of taking care of yourself, your kids, and your pets in the summer heat... but are you protecting your vehicle? Extreme heat can be just as dangerous as bitterly cold temperatures.

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