Consumer Alert

IRS ALERT: Scammers demanding account information over phone

There’s a new alert on what the feds are calling one of largest phone scams they've ever seen. The culprits are targeting taxpayers all over the country.

Nissan recalls 1 million vehicles due to airbag flaw

Nissan Motor is recalling more than 1 million vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a software problem that could prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in an accident.

Local, State agencies issue stern warning on synthetic weed crisis, over 100 sent to ER

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner along with several local and state law enforcement agencies issued a warning on Thursday about the dangers of using synthetic marijuana and the potential for criminal and legal action against those caught sel

How to protect your passwords on mobile devices

Tech guru PC Mike Wendland takes a look at apps designed to protect your passwords. Watch the video above to find out how to protect yourself!

OMV introduces new driver’s license, ID card design

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that contains new features for greater security, protection of privacy, and resistance to tampering.

What a bride should do after she changes her name

Brides have a lot to think about when planning a wedding, and including thinking about whether to take the groom's last name.

Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

DHH says St. Bernard water tests negative for brain-eating amoeba

St. Bernard Parish received good news Tuesday. Their water system is now free of the brain-eating amoeba that has killed three people since 2011.

Safety experts say heavy coats can be a hazard for kids in car seats

In this bitter cold, you want to keep your kids bundled up and get them in and out of their car seats as quickly as possible.

Graco recalls 3.7 million car seats due to buckle issue

In one of the biggest such recalls ever, Graco has agreed to recall 3.7 million child car seats manufactured in recent years -- even as it officially contests a government request to recall nearly 1.8 million more -- over a buckling issue.

Estimated 3.5M recalled cars sold online in 2013

Carfax released new data on Tuesday showing that more than 3.5 million cars were listed for sale online with an open safety recall in 2013.

State Police arrest woman for ID theft, say more victims possible

A woman has been arrested for unauthorized credit card use and stealing mail, but police say the fraud my not be over yet.

New apps protect your device's private data

Just how much information are you giving away each time you use your smart phone?

LA Fire Marshal issues new lightning protection guidelines

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office issued a statement on Thursday urging all property owners with buildings and homes constructed after 1989 with yellow CSST installed, to have the tubing checked for proper bonding and grounding.

New email virus scam might resemble funeral home website

A warning about a virus likely lurking in your email tops Wednesday’s consumer news. The subject may read "Passing of Your Friend."