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Weather Radios

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Community Safety Project for the CSRA

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On Your Side: Keeping your TV working after February

Updated: 04/15/2008 - In February of next year, if you don't want to buy a tv, but you do want to keep getting a signal on your tv, you are going to need a digital converter. It's an extra expense the government will help foot the bill on.

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Do Not Call registrations permanent

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. More than 157 million phone numbers are on the National Do Not Call Registry.

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Long distance telephone scam

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has become aware of a long distance phone scam that may lead consumers to inadvertently incur high charges on their phone bills.

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Malt-O-Meal Company initiates voluntary recall

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Malt-O-Meal announced today that it is voluntarily recalling some of its unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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On Your Side: Recalls and Ripoffs

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Sunglasses and an Imaginarium Activity Center are the focus of Recalls and Ripoffs. Excessive lead and choking hazards are the reasons you should be careful with them.

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On Your Side: Home Improvement Help

Posted: 04/02/2008 - When it comes to home repair, sometimes it pays to do it yourself and sometimes it doesn't. But the key is knowing when to call in the reinforcements. Because if you don't, the cost can skyrocket.

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On Your Side: Can the cell phone spam

Updated: 06/10/2009 - E-mail spam is annoying, but at least you can delete and move on. Cell phone spam can be deleted, but it can also cost you money, probably between 10 and 25 cents per message.

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On Your Side: Recalls and Ripoffs

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Toys and toasters are what we're talking about in this edition of Recalls and Ripoffs. And lead paint and fire hazards are the dangers you might be facing if you keep them around.

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On Your Side: Netflix back online

Updated: 03/26/2008 - Customers of one of the largest DVD rental companies may still be waiting for their movies. That's because an online glitch knocked Netflix offline. And, if you're still waiting, your next bill could be a little lighter.

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On Your Side: Infomercial Scams?

Updated: 03/26/2008 - Whether it’s Buns of Steel, OxiClean or any other infomercial, you've probably been tempted by them at some point or another. But how in the world do you know what will work and what won’t? A new website can help you decide.

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Need tax help?

Posted: 03/25/2008 - Representatives from H&R Block will be in the Call For Action center Tuesday evening from 5 to 7pm, to answer any of your tax questions. Call 803-442-4550.

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On Your Side: Getting Help

Posted: 03/24/2008 - The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is an agency that is here to help you. Whether it's cars, credit cards, scams or anything else, this agency wants to help find you answers and solutions.

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On Your Side: $8,000 Phone Bill

Posted: 03/21/2008 - How much is your phone bill each month; $20, $30 maybe even $100 dollars? What if you got one for $8,000? That's exactly what one Augusta couple says happened to them.

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On Your Side: Taking risks online

Updated: 03/21/2008 - When you're selling something online, you are taking a risk of some sort. That's something one Aiken woman found out the hard way. But you can learn from what happened to her.

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On Your Side: After Storm Scams

Updated: 03/19/2008 - The storm is over and the damage is done. Now it's time for the cleaning up and repairing. But you need to be careful deciding who you hire to do the work at your home.

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On Your Side: Insurance Information

Posted: 03/17/2008 - A lot of you with storm damage to your homes are trying to get cleaned up, but you may also be wondering what to do next, especially when it comes to insurance.

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On Your Side: Money Order Scam

Updated: 03/14/2008 - You've all heard money doesn't grow on trees. Well it doesn't arrive unsolicited in your mailbox either. So, if you get a random check or money order in the mail, be very skeptical, it's probably a ripoff.

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General Motors Recall

Posted: 03/14/2008 - Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix sedans because they can develop oil leaks that can cause fires. General Motors Corp. says it is recalling more than 207,000 Buick

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On Your Side: New Online Danger

Updated: 03/13/2008 - You've heard of phishing for your personal information, but now there's a new internet danger to worry about. It's called pharming. But by taking a few easy steps, you can keep from becoming a victim of it.

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On Your Side: Not in Our Backyard

Updated: 03/12/2008 - News 12 has an update on a story involving a group of homeowners and their fight to keep a poultry facility out of their neighborhood. It's the story of neighbors uniting to say, "Not in my backyard."

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Update on national meat recall

Posted: 03/12/2008 - The president of the meat company at the center of the nation's biggest beef recall is scheduled to appear before a congressional committee today.

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On Your Side: Tax Time Help

Posted: 03/11/2008 - It's a question many of you think long and hard about this time every year. Do I try to do my taxes myself or do I take the easy, and expensive, way out and pay someone to do it?

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Tax and Rebate Scams

Updated: 03/07/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission is cautioning consumers looking forward to rebate checks from the government that they may be targets of scammers out to steal their identity. The agency has issued an alert to help consumers avoid this situation.

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Protecting your credit from identity theft

Posted: 03/06/2008 - A simple snatch of a credit card could mean years of recovery for you. We're On Your Side with what you can do to survive ID theft and help your credit score.

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