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Fifth Annual Letter Rip: Protecting Identities

Posted: 05/01/2009 - If you heard a lot of commotion in downtown Colorado Springs today... it might have been the buzz of truck-sized shredders making mince meat of thousands of pounds of paper. Letter Rip was a huge success... helping protect people's identities and raising food and cash for Care and Share.

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Letter Rip Event Shreds 30,000 Lbs. of Documents

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Letter Rip event was a great success Friday, with more than 500 cars pulling up with their documents to shred. Close to 30,000 pounds of paper were shredded and will be recycled.

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Swine Flu Swindlers

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent swine flu e-mails and Web sites. The BBB says scammers are trying to take advantage of the public's fear of the swine flu.

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Free Document Shredding

Updated: 05/05/2010 - KKTV 11 News is on your side and we want to help you protect yourself from identity theft. That's why we've teamed up with the Better Business Bureau for an event called "Letter Rip," where you can shred up to five boxes of personal documents for free.

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Job Search Could Mean Career Change

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Looking for a job in a tight job market means you may be considering a position you never thought about before. If you're contemplating a career change you'll want to use every resource available and have a couple of different resumes ready to go. Local job seekers say it's tough going.

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Carefully Check Out Work at Home Jobs

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Some stay at home moms are looking for ways to earn extra cash right now. And jobs that allow you to work from home can be tempting. But beware of work at home scams.

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Beware of Secret Shopper Scam

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Beware if you get a handwritten envelope postmarked from Canada. It contains a secret shopper offer. And these crooks are pretty sophisticated so a lot of folks nationwide are getting ripped off.

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FDA: Pistachios Could Cause Illness

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Federal officials are warning people not to eat any food containing pistachios. That, after two people called the FDA complaining of gastrointestinal illness that could be associated with the nuts.

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FTC: Dish Network Biggest Violator of Calling "Do Not Call" List

Posted: 03/25/2009 - The Federal Trade Commission says the company has made thousands of phone calls to people on the Do Not Call list. Dish Network is the biggest violator, the FTC said, based on the number of complaints the agency has received.

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SeaLand Travel Offer

Updated: 03/20/2009 - We're all trying to save money right now... so you may've been intrigued if you got an enticing travel offer in your mailbox. We decided to checks one out.

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Battle Between Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and Colorado Division of Real Estate

Updated: 03/12/2009 - At a time when more and more of us need help with housing matters ... a costly legal battle is brewing between the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and the state's top investigator of real estate fraud. The fight is over the use of the association's listing service and it could cost us taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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Call For Action: Call An Expert Week

Updated: 03/10/2009 - All this week KKTV will have experts staffing the Call for Action hotline with professionals offering free advice on everything from foreclosures to lawn care.

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Beware of Foreclosure Deals

Updated: 03/06/2009 - If you're about to lose your home to foreclosure ... you're a walking target. Experts say desperate homeowners need to be careful of predators looking to take advantage of them. In a Call For Action Investigation... we speak with a woman who signed her house away for ten dollars.

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Beware Of Stimulus Money Scam

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Many of us are getting e-mails that are pretty tempting. They say you're due to get stimulus money from the government.

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Beware of Bank Fraud Scam

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Beware if you get a voicemail message from your bank warning about fraud on your account. Crooks are now using sophisticated technology to rip you off.

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Getting Around the No Call List

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Thanks to the national and state no call lists... pleas from pesky telemarketers are supposed to be a thing of the past. But a Colorado Springs woman says one company keeps bugging her under the guise of doing a survey. We check it out.

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Colorado Springs Utilities Water Rate Hike

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Some Colorado Springs Utilities customers are opening their bills and seeing red. Not only have rates gone up, but some are complaining about extra fees.

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Beware of Stereo Equipment Scam

Updated: 02/20/2009 - We have a scam to warn you about tonight. Don't buy stereo equipment from two guys cruising through public parking lots. Many folks have been burned in Southern Colorado and across the country.

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Directv Complaints Are Answered

Updated: 02/09/2009 - These days getting through to the right person in customer service can seem impossible, especially if the company's big. If you run into a customer service nightmare and feel lost in the shuffle use KKTV's Call For Action to get somebody on your side.

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Scammers Target Social Networking Sites

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Beware if you use Facebook, MySpace, or any other social networking sites. Hackers have found a new way to steal your identity or send you a virus. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Colorado Springs Utilities Budget Billing Plan

Posted: 01/27/2009 - With temperatures hovering near the single digits you may be concerned about high utility bills. If you're concerned about soaring payments you can eliminate the guesswork. Here's how.

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