Posted: 03/28/2013 - We want to warn you about a scam that is nearly irresistible to consumers. Scammers offer to pay you to go shopping. But the BBB says it’s not real. The check for nearly two thousand dollars attracts consumers who want to make easy money. They offer to pay you to be a mystery shopper. Before the “money” from the check you get clears the bank, you’re asked to go to a website and wire money to buy training materials or send back money you didn’t spend at the stores. But the check is a fake, and victims spend money they don’t actually have. The current scam going around Colorado Springs is from a company not accredited by the BBB. It’s L.S. Management Inc. out of Tennessee. To learn more about the scam or how to become a legitimate mystery shopper, visit the links below: http://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/mystery-shopping-scam/ls-management-in-la-vergne-tn-37076978 http://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/mystery-shopping-scam/industry-tips/mystery-shoppers http://www.mysteryshop.org/
Posted: 03/28/2013 - Colorado consumers, and Medicare beneficiaries, need to be on the alert for a new insurance scam that targets their personal information and bank accounts. The FTC has issued a blog post warning consumers about this scam and how people can protect themselves. Click the link to learn more about protecting yourself against this scam.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, visit the website linked here.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Colorado Springs Together will distribute sandbags Saturday, April 13 to homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. Residents are advised to consult a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flooding mitigation on their private property. Sandbags should not be placed in the public right-of-way.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency. In order to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $39 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Colorado Springs Street Division has kicked off its annual spring "Pothole-Palooza." Potholes are prioritized by location, so potholes on main arterials receive a higher priority. Drivers who spot potholes can call and report them to the Pothole Hotline – 385-ROAD (7623). You can download the city’s smartphone app to report potholes from the link below.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety and Public Relations Office oversee programs and public awareness campaigns in an effort to fight impaired driving. CDOT has launched a new anti-drugged driving campaign to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence of medications, medical marijuana, and illegal drugs.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - We're happy to report a tiny tick-down in the price you'll pay for fuel this morning - three cents lower over the past week.
Posted: 03/23/2013 - From Fountain Police: "The City of Fountain was placed on accident alert status. If you are involved in an accident and there are no injuries and no suspected alcohol or drug involvement please exchange information. Within 72 hours you can pick up a cold counter crash report form at the Fountain Police Department, any State Patrol office or on line." by clicking the link below.
Updated: 03/22/2013 - Because of low donations, Care and Share Food Bank had to let three people go, moved two positions to part-time and will not be filling three open positions.
Posted: 03/20/2013 - A fire hazard is prompting the recall of nearly a half-million LED light bulbs.