Consumer Alert

5 things that have happened since Obamacare launched

Obamacare has survived a Supreme Court appeal, a government shutdown and ongoing challenges by opposing politicians. With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee.

870,000 Toyotas recalled for spider-related problem

Toyota is recalling 870,000 vehicles because a problem with an air conditioner part could cause airbags to deploy unnecessarily. In some cases, the problem was caused by spiders.

Report: States failing to curb prescription abuse

Since 1999, sales of prescription painkillers in the United States have quadrupled. So have the number of fatal poisonings due to prescription painkillers, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

RECALL: Motrin berry-flavored infant drops may contain plastic particles

A recall has been issued for about 200,000 bottles of Concentrated Motrin Infants' Drops due to a risk that they may contain tiny plastic particles.

Criminals try to fool people with fake websites for 'Affordable Care Act'

The Affordable Care Act healthcare exchanges are up and running, but there's a warning today from consumer advocates about scam artists using the new law as a way to take your money.

The shutdown, the IRS and your taxes

If you were thinking that the government shutdown meant you would get out of paying your taxes, think again.

RECALL: Chrysler to fix software glitch in more than 140,000 pickups, SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 140,000 pickups and SUVs worldwide because of a software glitch. The recall involves 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and nearly 11,000 Rams pickup trucks from model year 2014.

BMW recalling 76,000 cars for brake problem

German luxury automaker BMW is recalling about 76,200 cars in the U.S. for a problem that could result in reduced braking power.

Internet security experts expect criminals to take advantage of confusion with Affordable Healthcare Act

The rollout this week of a big chunk of the Affordable Healthcare Act has internet security experts on edge.

Nissan Infiniti, Mazda6 recalled in U.S.

Automakers Nissan and Mazda have announced separate recalls that total nearly 260,000 cars.

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.