Consumer Alert

Watch out for e-mail scams involving USPS

The USPS is warning against e-mail scams using their name and logos. Patricia Newton checks her e-mail and every now and then one catches her interest.

Children are mistaking laundry detergent pods for candy

Take a stroll down the laundry detergent aisle and you'll see a new product on store shelves.

Baby spinach recalled over salmonella concerns

Consumers need to check their refrigerators because some organic baby spinach is being recalled after random testing found possible salmonella contamination in a finished package of spinach, according to a recall alert published on the FDA webs

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges Internet safety for kids this summer

As the last day of school quickly approaches, many Louisiana children will suddenly have plenty of free time on hand.

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.