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12 OYS: IRS phone scammers use scare tactics to con victims

Updated: 10/08/2014 - A warning about a phone scam that could be targeting you. The would-be thieves call you up, pretend to be working for the IRS, and tell you, you owe back taxes. These con artists use scare tactics, and some victims said they are very convincing.

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12 OYS: Keeping Savannah River clean could come at a cost

Updated: 10/03/2014 - A swimming ban is in effect for parts of the Savannah River and it is being treated with herbicides. Just a few weeks ago the river was closed to swimmers over concerns of an oily substance. Now, an ambitious project is underway with some big implications for the river.

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News 12 Investigation: iPhones secretly track everywhere you go

Updated: 10/02/2014 - You take your cellphone everywhere you go, but how well do you know yours? Smartphone could be tracking you more than you ever imagined, and storing that information. Who needs a private detective? All a jealous spouse, or even an employer needs now is access to your iPhone.

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12 OYS: Helping hackers, scammers steal your identity

Updated: 10/01/2014 - This year could go down in history as the year of the data breach, as tens of millions of consumers saw their personal information exposed. Are you making yourself a bigger target by how you share your social security number?

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Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Posted: 09/29/2014 - An unidentified consumer said in a letter to the agency that a Corolla surged at low speeds several times, and the brakes failed to stop the car. The consumer said the problem caused one collision with a parked vehicle on June 8.

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12 OYS: Run or Dye made unauthorized credit card charge, says woman

Updated: 09/26/2014 - If you signed up for the now canceled Run or Dye race, you have learned by now there are no refunds. But one woman said the company billing her for the race that is no longer happening, is now charging her for a service she said she never signed up for.

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12 OYS Special Report: Car recall phone app keeping your family safe

Updated: 09/25/2014 - We all want to keep our families and ourselves safe behind the wheel, but with so many car recalls in recent months, it is hard to keep up with all of them. Now some peace of mind is just a tap away. A smartphone app that gives real time recall information.

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12 OYS: Car dealer closes leaving customers with no way to pay notes

Updated: 09/19/2014 - No one wants their car repossessed for not paying, but that is the fear for some customers of Ben's Auto Sales at the intersection of Old Edgefield Road and Martintown Road in North Augusta. Customers said the business abruptly shut its doors weeks ago, so they had no way to pay their car notes.

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12 OYS: Vulgar Facebook comments raise questions about free speech rights

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Lots of us use social media to share everything from intimate thoughts to personal politics, but a Facebook post allegedly written by a Warrenton police officer has sparked an investigation. When it comes to freedom of speech, it can be a very thin line between who you are and what you can say.

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12 OYS: Veteran claims Augusta VA is delaying colonoscopy

Updated: 09/19/2014 - It is a medical procedure that could save her life, but a veteran said Augusta's VA hospital is dragging its feet unless she agrees to perform the procedure without anesthesia. When News 12 started asking some tough questions to VA officials, their response was to stall us from airing this story. We chose not to.

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12 OYS: Augusta VA hosts town hall meeting in effort to be transparent

Updated: 09/09/2014 - Veterans and veteran groups converged at Augusta's Charlie Norwood Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. They met as part of a series of town halls that are being scheduled by the Veterans' Administration. It is part of a promise made by the agency following years of preventable deaths and delays.

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