Consumer Alert

High-tech card skimmers can easily steal credit card info

New technology is making it even easier for crooks to steal your credit card information from gas pumps.

When buying used, make sure it wasn’t flooded

With thousands of cars damaged by hurricanes, like Katrina and Sandy, he says consumers need to look out for tricks some insurance companies play to try and sell these vehicles anyway.

Honda recalling 800,000 minivans, SUVs

Honda is recalling 800,000 minivans and SUVs because the key can be removed when the vehicle isn't in park. In that situation, the vehicle could roll away.

Scam artists look to take advantage of you during the holiday season

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says the holiday season is a prime time for scam artists looking to take advantage of consumers.

Homeowners on their guard about door-to-door solicitors

It may be the season of giving but residents of the Carmel Acres neighborhood in Central say a group of three men tried to exploit their generous holiday spirits.

Report finds 69% of pork contaminated with bacteria

An analysis in the January 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine revealed 69% of pork chops and ground pork that the organization sampled from around the U.S.

Salmonella outbreak forces closure of processing facility

U.S. regulators shut down a New Mexico nut-processing facility Monday after the plant was linked to an outbreak of salmonella earlier this year.

Shop safe on Cyber Monday

Thousands of holiday shoppers are expected to hit the Internet this Cyber Monday.

Bogus e-mail attempts to scam USPS customers

If you're planning on shipping holiday packages this season, beware. Florida's Lee County Sheriff's Office wants to warn you about bogus emails claiming to be from the post office or other shipping companies.

Food & Drug Administration probes deaths linked to "energy shots"

When Richard Perez was 41 years old, and very physically fit, he had a heart attack. "No lie, I saw this white light and I was like ..." he said, shaking his head

'Trouble in Toyland' survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves

'Tis the season to be wary when it comes to buying potentially dangerous toys for children this holiday.

5-Hour Energy shots under FDA scrutiny

Those 5-Hour energy shots you see on counters almost everywhere are linked 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The news was released Thursday but the incidents span four years.

IRS warns of possible scams related to Hurricane Sandy relief

The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Chrysler recalling over 900,000 Jeeps over airbag issue

Chrysler announced Friday that it is recalling more than 900,000 Jeeps worldwide because airbags may deploy unexpectedly while the vehicles are being operated.

Nestle recalling Nesquik over salmonella contamination

Nestle is recalling more than 200,000 canisters of its chocolate drink mix Nesquik because of possible contamination of salmonella.