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BBB: Top 10 Scams of 2009

Posted: 12/03/2009 - There's no doubt the struggling economy has lead to a boom in scams and rip offs. The Better Business Bureau has released its Top 10 Scams for the year.

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Does It Really Do That? Faraday Light

Updated: 11/30/2009 - They call it the flashlight that never lets you down. The maker claims the Faraday flashlight is always ready to produce light when you need it. So if you're looking for a practical holiday gift you might want to know... does it really do that?

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Trouble In Toyland: Unsafe Toys This Season

Updated: 11/24/2009 - The group wants parents to be aware of four major points. Choking, lead hazards, noise levels and phthalates hazards (a chemical found in plastics).

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Does It Really Do That? Debbie Meyer Green Bags

Updated: 11/24/2009 - The Thanksgiving holiday may have you stocking up... buying more fruits and vegetables than normal. The tough part is keeping that expensive produce fresh. The Debbie Meyer Green Bags claim they can save you money by keeping your food fresh, longer. We wanted to find out... Does It Really Do That?

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U.S. Toys Described As Safest Ever

Posted: 11/17/2009 - The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commssion asserts: toys sold in the United States are safer than ever.

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Does It Really Do That? Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser

Updated: 11/17/2009 - It looks like a piece of white foam, not a cleaning product that can remove tough stains. So we decided to put Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser to the test to see... does it really do that?

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Does It Really Do That? Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Updated: 11/09/2009 - Ironing may not be the only way to get the wrinkles out of your clothes. A simple spray claims to alleviate the hassle in a matter of seconds. So... we put it to the test.

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Jupiter Jack

Updated: 11/02/2009 - This $20 device claims it can help you safely talk and drive at the same time. It plugs into your cell phone allowing you to go hands-free. Pitchmen guarantee the Jupiter Jack is the most convenient item of its kind on the market.

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Importance of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Updated: 10/29/2009 - Imagine getting a free device which could save your life and the lives of your family. Thanks to Kidde, a company which makes carbon monoxide detectors we were able to give away 100 life-saving alarms.

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Blind and Shade Recall

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Roller blinds and Roman shades sold by IKEA, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Hanover Direct are being recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it can pose a serious strangulation risk to small children.

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CSPD: Check Spending On Credit Cards

Updated: 10/14/2009 - The Colorado Springs Police Department is warning residents to keep an eye on their credit cards and check their statements after a rash of compromised credit cards in the city.

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Call For Action Alert: Foreclosure Help

Updated: 10/06/2009 - If you're having problems making your mortgage payments, you're not alone. The El Paso County Public Trustee says that statistics show... every day 21 people start the foreclosure process. Here's what you need to know if you're worried about losing your home.

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Follow Up to Call for Action Investigation on City's New Phones

Updated: 09/22/2009 - Last night in an exclusive Call For Action report we told you about a new multi-million dollar phone system the city of Colorado Springs has purchased. We explained how former employees and vendors questioned the buy when the City's facing a $37-million budget shortfall.

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Call For Action Investigation: City's New Phone System

Updated: 09/29/2009 - The city of Colorado Springs, facing a $37-million-dollar budget shortfall, has quietly purchased millions of dollars in new phone equipment. Some believe it's a waste of our taxpayer money.

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Career Network, Inc.

Updated: 09/18/2009 - If you're a job seeker... you may have applied for various positions online. But sometimes it can be confusing to know exactly who you're applying with... a job board, the actual employer, or even a school. Career Network, Inc. out of Orlando, Florida says it's simply a job board trying to hook up employers and potential employees.

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Call for Action Alert: Misleading Mailer

Updated: 09/02/2009 - If you were told you could get your hands on a brand new Panasonic television for under $50... you'd probably jump at the chance. But don't even think about it. It's just another misleading mailer.

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Senior Cell Phone Not Free

Updated: 08/27/2009 - A full page ad in the Gazette promotes a cell phone tailor-made for seniors. And the best part, it's free. But don't believe it there are strings attached.

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Beware of Foreclosure Wolves

Updated: 08/14/2009 - As foreclosures continue to rise in El Paso County, predatory foreclosure wolves come out to prey... looking to pounce on unsuspecting homeowners.

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Foreclosure Follow-Up

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Back in March we told you the story of a woman who unwittingly gave away her home for nothing. She says she signed a paper with an investor... thinking she was listing her distressed house for sale. Instead she gave the investor the rights to the property. That home is now officially bank-owned, but today we learned of other victims... tenants who were paying rent to that investor.

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Stay Vigilant If Identity is at Risk

Updated: 07/29/2009 - According to a national consumer group... one in every six people has had their personal information compromised. Here are some steps you should take if you learn your identity is at risk.

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Personal Information of Hundreds of UCCS Students May Be Compromised

Updated: 07/29/2009 - Imagine finding out that criminals may have gotten their hands on your social security number. That's exactly what some UCCS students are dealing with. The university is notifying nearly 800 students and alumni that some of their personal information may have been on a stolen laptop.

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