Consumer Alert

Chrysler recalling Jeep Wranglers due to fire problem

Chrysler is recalling about 68,000 Jeep Wranglers in the United States for a problem that can lead to fires in some cases. The recall affects 2010 Wranglers with automatic transmissions.

Experts warn of dangers of counterfeit electronic goods

Electronic items are now the number one category of knockoffs seized by agents at O'Hare International Airport, federal officials say. Some of it isn't just fake, it's potentially dangerous.

Popular antibiotic linked to higher risk of heart disease death

It's one of the most popular antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, but a new study suggests for some people taking azithromycin, commonly referred to as a "Z-pack", could be very dangerous.

Thieves could target wifi hotspots

It was a simple demonstration showing the simplicity for thieves to devastate your personal finances.

Card skimmer found on Baton Rouge gas pump, federal investigation started

Federal investigators are looking for answers after a credit card skimmer was found on a pump at a Baton Rouge gas station. It's the first find of its kind ever in Louisiana.

Sketchers agrees to pay $40 million for deceptive claims

If you're one of the many women who bought Sketchers to achieve the perfect curves, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know their claims are sketchy at best.

Technology found in credit & debit cards could provide easy access to your wallet

Electronic pick pocketing is made possible due to newer technology allowing you just pass your credit card or wallet over pay terminals.

Stomach virus cases causes closure of Terrebonne Parish oyster harvesting area

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) closed a molluscan shellfish harvesting area in southwestern Terrebonne Parish Tuesday located in Basin 12, Area 23.

Consumer Alert - How to avoid odometer fraud

Here are ways to help avoid being victimized by odometer fraud: - Have a mechanic you trust check out the car. This will cost money, but it can save much more.

Baton Rouge woman conned by 'pigeon drop' scam

A sophisticated scam conned one Baton Rouge woman not once but twice.

Chrysler recalling 119,000 cars

Chrysler Group is recalling about 119,000 model year 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States because of a problem that could cause the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems to malfunction.

Consumer Alert: Dog Food Recall

There's a nationwide dog food recall this morning -- after 14 people got sick with salmonella.

Con artists scam elderly woman out of nearly $35,000

On April 12, 2012, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Office Detectives received a complaint from a 71 year old female that stated she was the victim of a scam which resulted in her losing $19,500 in cash.

Phoney text promises $1,000 Walmart gift card

Walmart is warning customers to be on the lookout for a "scam" text message that promise a $1,000 gift card.

Teens consume hand sanitizer to get drunk off alcohol content

Some teens are drinking hand sanitizer and ending up with alcohol poisoning, according to public health officials.