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Money-Saving Advice for your Home

Posted: 01/13/2009 - These days we're all looking for ways to save money. Why not start at home... it pays to do a home review and always shop around.

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Booster Seat Recall

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Britax Child Safety, Inc. is pulling some of its Frontier™ combination Harness-2-Booster™ child restraints.

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Consumers Union Asks Congress For DTV Delay

Updated: 01/07/2009 - For months we've been telling you a big change is coming. The switch from analog to digital television is scheduled to take place in just forty days. But suddenly, a major consumer group is asking the government to hold off and delay the switch.

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Door Knocking Scam

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Beware if a man knocks on your door begging for a hand out. 11 News was the first to warn you about this scam. Now Colorado Springs Police have taken so many reports about this con... they're urging folks to report any suspicious men roaming their neighborhoods.

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Police Warn Residents of Door-To-Door Scammer

Updated: 01/06/2009 - KKTV first told you about this scam on Saturday when a local woman was duped and shared her story with 11 News. Since that story aired, we've gotten more calls from viewers saying they were also scammed. Now police are saying, they're not the only ones.

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Home Inventory

Posted: 12/25/2008 - Every year more than 130 homes in Colorado Springs are destroyed by fire. Firefighters say their first priority is saving lives. The second... saving property. One of the problems victims face is trying to recall the items lost and their dollar value. That's why it's important to make and keep a home inventory.

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Elk Meat Recalled

Posted: 12/24/2008 - Consumers are being warned not to eat some elk meat sold at a recent farmers' market in Longmont.

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Rental Scam

Updated: 12/24/2008 - Beware if you're looking for a place to rent. A crook claims he'll make you a good deal on a home in the northeast part of Colorado Springs. But he doesn't own the property and is only looking to steal your cash and identity.

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Consumers Would Benefit from Changes to Credit Card Rules

Posted: 12/16/2008 - The Federal Reserve is expected to vote this Thursday on big changes in credit card rules. If the rules package passes, companies would no longer be able to retroactively raise interest rates on balances anytime they want.

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Make Gift Returns Less Stressful

Posted: 12/11/2008 - It's a part of the holiday, gift-buying season that most people dread, returning gifts and the hassles associated with it.

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Inexpensive Toy Warning

Posted: 12/10/2008 - Parents looking for bargains this holiday season could be heading to second-hand stores to buy toys. That has federal safety officials worried that many may buy items tainted with lead... or those with dangerous designs.

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Pearl Necklace

Updated: 12/08/2008 - With the holidays just around the corner a lot of folks are looking for bargains. One hard-to-believe-offer came in the mail to a KKTV staffer. We checked it out and found it to be a big disappointment.

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Beware of Scams on Craigslist

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Every month more than 50-million people use Craigslist to buy, sell, and advertise. Most transactions are straightforward and legitimate, but some crooks use the site to make a living... ripping off others.

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Secret Shopper Scam

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Beware of a Secret Shopper Scam! The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office has heard from several residents who received congratulation letters and checks in the mail.

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Capital One Fraudulent Emails

Updated: 12/01/2008 - It's that time of year when the scammers come out of the woodwork. One example... an authentic-looking credit card email that's been making the rounds.

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Stolen Truck Scrapped Too Soon

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Every year more than a thousand vehicles are stolen in Colorado Springs. Pueblo averages 500 a year. To crack down on auto theft... Colorado lawmakers passed a tougher law, but it didn't help a Pueblo man.

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Inaugural Tickets are Free

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The same folks who peddle tickets to rock concerts, Super Bowls, and Nascar events are now selling tickets to the swearing-in of Barrack Obama for thousands of dollars. But beware supplies are limited and the tickets aren't even available yet.

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How To Boost Your FICO Score

Updated: 11/19/2008 - You may not know it, but you are defined by an ever-changing number attached to your name. Your credit score or FICO is very important figure. It can affect your ability to get a loan, your chance of getting a job, and even increase the interest rate you pay. Here are five steps you can take to boost your FICO.

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Stormwater Enterprise Fee Continues

Updated: 11/06/2008 - If you're a Colorado Springs resident who's been ignoring your stormwater enterprise bills... the clock is ticking. Last night city voters turned down Issue 200... the measure seeking to do away with the fees paid by property owners.

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Corporate Tax Rate Impact on Small Business Owners

Updated: 10/22/2008 - In the race for president, a third name has prominently emerged... that of Joe the Plumber. Joe is a wannabe small business owner, but he's come to represent the little guy looking to become his own boss. So we talked to two "Joes from Colorado Springs" and compare how the corporate tax rate under Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain might impact them.

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Tough Times Mean More Scams

Updated: 10/15/2008 - Beware... crooks know cash is king and are saying just about anything to get ahold of your money. The latest scam claims to be from an Army sergeant serving in Iraq.

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Nissan Recalls Vehicles Over Air Bag Concerns

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Nissan says the recall includes 140,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007-2008 model years. It also involves 2007-2008 model years of the Infiniti EX35, G35 Sedan, G37 and the Nissan 350Z, Murano and Rogue.

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