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Consumer 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.
Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Consumer Tax day freebies Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
Consumer Tinted glasses for migraines? Tinted glasses for migraines?
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.
Consumer Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief(Video)
Despite earlier alerts, IRS imposters continue to steal millions by calling taxpayers on the phone and threatening jail time if delinquent taxes are not paid immediately. Even if you're savvy, think of friends, family, neighbors and others in your community who might be fooled by these clever creeps. Spread the word that IRS agents do not call you with threats. They do not use other law enforcement to threaten you. They don't text your cell phone or send unsolicited emails. Bottom line: hang up on all threatening calls, delete all unsolicited emails, and notify the U. S. Treasury Inspector about any scam attempts.
Consumer Veggetti: Does it work? Veggetti: Does it work?(Video)
If you want to get people to buy more kitchen gadgets, come up with a new way to cut vegetables. That seems to be an unspoken motto in the gadget industry. Here's yet another new-fangled veggie cutter that promoters think you can't do without. It's called Veggetti. The hook with this one is spaghetti without the fat and carbs. And like some of it's veggie-cutting, As Seen On TV cousins that I've tested recently, it promises fast, easy results- with a twist.
Consumer 2 more recalls push GM total to 4.8 million in a month 2 more recalls push GM total to 4.8 million in a month
General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
Consumer Chop Magic: Does it work? Chop Magic: Does it work?(Video)
Chop Magic is billed as the "Fast & Easy Way to SLICE and DICE!" It's a hard plastic, 6-cup container that comes with 2 blades, one for slicig and one for dicing. The square blades fit on top of the container so you can place your produce directly on the blade. A hard plastic cover with a built-in pusher slides over the container so you can push the produce through the blades and into the container. It sells for around $20.
Consumer Wal-Mart recalling 174,000 dolls over burn risk Wal-Mart recalling 174,000 dolls over burn risk(Video)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the "My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll" has a circuit board in its chest that can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot and burn someone.
Consumer IKEA recalls 2.6 million children's bed canopies IKEA recalls 2.6 million children's bed canopies(Photo Gallery)
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports IKEA is voluntarily recalling 2.6 million children's bed canopies because of a strangulation hazard. The canopies have been sold worldwide, exclusively at IKEA stores, since August 1996.
Consumer Tax ID theft: What to do Tax ID theft: What to do(Video)
We're hearing from more local families whose social security information was stolen from the data base at the Archdiocese of Seattle. New victims appear to be discovering the fraud daily. Many are not sure what to do, or what to expect- now that thieves have filed taxes in their name.