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On Your Side: Classified Con

Updated: 06/18/2007 - A North Augusta woman says when it comes to buying a big ticket item out of a classified ad, buyer beware, especially when the price is way too good to be true.

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On Your Side: Homeownership Fair

Updated: 06/14/2007 - You've always wanted to own a home, but you've never known exactly how to make it work for you. You can get your questions answered on Saturday at a Homeownership Fair.

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On Your Side: 12 On Your Side Blog

Updated: 06/13/2007 - 12 On Your Side is unveiling a new tool to help you solve your consumer issues. It will cover a lot of the issues that we don't always have time to get to on-air.

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On Your Side: Internet Fraud Reporting

Updated: 06/13/2007 - It's no secret there's a lot of Internet fraud out there, but do you know how much? The FBI's website that logs those fraud complaints says it's not in the millions.

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On Your Side: Canine Con

Updated: 06/13/2007 - You've probably gotten your fair share of scams via email and snail mail, but how about your dog? It's just what happened to one south Augusta Shar-Pei.

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On Your Side: Noisy Neighbor

Updated: 06/11/2007 - A noisy car wash is driving neighbors crazy. The car wash owners say they're doing their best to be good neighbors, but some folks say it isn't enough.

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OYS: Friday Fraud Alert

Updated: 06/11/2007 - Another email scam is making the rounds. This one is supposedly from a Sergeant serving in Iraq who wants to give you millions of dollars.

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On Your Side: Diaper Dilemma

Updated: 06/12/2007 - Moms from around the world are calling an Augusta woman a thief and a liar. It all centers around cloth diaper materials. The woman says the only thing she's guilty of is biting off more than she could chew.

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On Your Side: Military Spouse Scam

Updated: 06/06/2007 - There are some folks taking advantage of military families in this time of war and The Red Cross is out with a warning. Con artists could be using the charity's name to try and steal military spouse's identity.

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On Your Side: Diploma Dilemma

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Imagine getting what you think is a high school diploma, only to find out it isn't worth the paper it's printed on for admission to most college. That's just what happened to one Martinez teen.

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OYS: Avoiding Repair Rip-Offs

Updated: 06/04/2007 - If you think all auto body repair shops are created equal, the Better Business Bureau says you are mistaken. If you don't do your homework on the shop you use, you could be ripped off.

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On Your Side: Four-Legged Fraud

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Imagine paying for a puppy, but it never arrives. In fact, it doesn't exist. It's a new scam that's making its way around the Internet and it's preying on the hearts and wallets of pet lovers.

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On Your Side: Facts about Faxing

Updated: 05/31/2007 - A common tool many of you use to send and receive information may be putting you at risk for identity theft. It may be convenient, but the fax machine can have some serious drawbacks.

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On Your Side: Ugly Yard Contest

Updated: 05/31/2007 - After a long wait, the yard dubbed one of the ugliest in the area has a new look. It's all thanks to a generous Augusta-area landscaping company that stepped up to the plate to help a yard in need.

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On Your Side: Water Violators High and Dry

Updated: 05/30/2007 - Watering restrictions are in place across the Georgia because of the drought. Columbia County Water Utility is proving they mean business: follow the rules or get your water disconnected.

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On Your Side: Computer Recycling

Updated: 05/30/2007 - If you've got a bunch of old electronic equipment and you're not sure what to do with it, a well-known office supply store is offering a solution.

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On Your Side: Good Samaritan Helps Scam Victims

Updated: 05/30/2007 - An Aiken couple that paid big bucks for a new driveway only to get a bigger mess is getting help. A good Samaritan stepped forward to help the couple get back on their feet.

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OYS: Friday Fraud Alert

Updated: 05/29/2007 - A phone call may be coming your way saying you've won gas vouchers or even a free trip. To get them, all you need to do is verify your bank account number. If you do that, you're asking for big trouble.

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On Your Side: New or Used?

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Imagine paying hundreds of dollars for a brand new item and then you find out it's actually used. That's just what happened to a South Augusta woman at a well-known electronics store.

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On Your Side: Kirby Vacuum Quarrel

Updated: 05/22/2007 - An Aiken couple says they were taken to the cleaners by a vacuum distributor. Now they're out more than a hundred bucks and the vacuum.

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On Your Side: Gas Gimmicks vs. Gas Savers

Posted: 05/22/2007 - Oil prices are on the rise again as drivers take note of yet another record high for prices at the pump. News 12 is On Your Side with some ways to save gas and some of the gimmicks to avoid

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On Your Side: In The Dark

Updated: 05/21/2007 - A Trenton woman says her family has been going without electricity in parts of their home for the past three months. She blames it all on the company that installed her satellite television system.

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On Your Side: Stamping Out Fraud

Updated: 05/21/2007 - If you're not careful with your mail, then you could be putting yourself at risk for identity theft. A local sheriff's office says thieves might be targeting your mailbox.

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On Your Side: Birth Record Blunders

Updated: 05/17/2007 - Having a baby can be one of life's greatest experiences. But in Georgia, it means you now could be at risk for identity theft. It's a problem that could affect nearly 300,000 new parents.

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On Your Side: Dishwasher Dangers

Updated: 05/16/2007 - An important part of your kitchen may pose an even bigger threat to your family's safety. For the 2nd time in 3 months, a major U.S. applicance maker is recalling millions of dishwashers.

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