Consumer Alert

CONSUMER ALERT: Toyota recalling 600,000 minivans

Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States for a problem that could allow them to roll away when parked.

BBB urges caution when purchasing used cell phones; recent investigations recover counterfeit products

Technology is here to stay with consumers who can’t wait to buy the latest and the greatest new cellphone. Will you be one of the first in line to snap up the new Apple iPhone 5C or 5S?

State Police on the lookout for expired or fake inspection stickers

If you have an expired or fake inspection sticker on your car, you're not just putting yourself in danger, but your fellow drivers, too.

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff warns about emails, letters claiming to offer ‘reward’

  St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Megan Vizena warns citizens that there is a scam going around that is offering cash rewards after a lump sum payment is submitted.

The Rim Shop closes doors without warning, leaves consumers hanging

The Rim Shop, located at 108 Doucet Road, has unexpectedly shut down, leaving customers upset because the business did not notify them or refund lay-away money before closing.

Eighty-nine consumers reported sickened by Chobani yogurt

The United States Food and Drug Administration reported Tuesday that it has received at least 89 reports of people getting sick after consuming Chobani Greek yogurt that may have been contaminated by mold.

200,000 bottles of Motrin recalled

The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particles.

RECALL: Company recalls major Greek yogurt brand due to claims of illness

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt.

SCAM ALERT: Attorney General warns of medical scam targeting Louisiana seniors

Louisiana seniors are being warned to be on guard for telephone con artists promising free medical alert devices.

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 5 and iPad prices

IPhone discounts are typical this time of year, but Wal-Mart's will be tough to beat.

SCAM ALERT: Medical scam targets the sick and elderly

Thieves are calling homes and using health incentives to get personal information from sick and the elderly victims.

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns about telemarketing scheme claiming to be from 'DMV'

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will issue you a driver’s license or a tag for your vehicle and provide several other services; but they will not help you save money on auto insurance.

RECALL: GM to recall nearly 300,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars

General Motors has announced plans to recall nearly 300,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars from model years 2011 and 2012 due to a problem with their brake assist systems.

JPMorgan hiring in China being investigated

Authorities are investigating whether JPMorgan Chase's Chinese offices hired young workers from prominent Chinese families that in turn offered the bank business.

U.S. average gasoline price tops $3.54

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased one tenth of a cent to $3.542, marking the second consecutive increase, the motorist group AAA said Saturday.