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On Your Side: MySpace Job Danger

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If you don't want your children living under your roof forever, you might want to keep tabs on what they're putting on their MySpace or Facebook pages. The things your child puts on there could keep them from getting a job.

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On Your Side: Dangerous Pet Food

Updated: 03/19/2007 - You might want to check what you're feeding your pet after a recall on nearly 100 brands of dog and cat food. They're being blamed for killing at least 10 dogs and cats and causing kidney problems in countless more.

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On Your Side: Internet Security

Updated: 03/16/2007 - It seems there are more and more stories of people hacking into some company's computer and stealing people's information. The scary thing is, the next time it happens, you could be one of the victims.

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On Your Side: Safe Servings

Updated: 03/15/2007 - With all the worries lately over peanut butter and food contamination, you may be concerned about local restaurants. 12 On Your Side went out with a local health inspector to see how he makes sure your food won't make you sick.

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On Your Side: Gas Prices on the Rise

Updated: 03/15/2007 - You've probably noticed your wallet is a little lighter these days...and you can thank the price of gasoline for that. AAA says prices have risen about 30 cents in the past month.

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On Your Side: Plot Problems

Updated: 03/13/2007 - The two cemeteries near Bethlehem Mission Baptist Church in Graniteville aren't in tip-top condition. One Aiken County worker says that's just one part of a bigger problem with the plots, and it's been going on for a while.

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On Your Side: Unsubscribing from Spam

Updated: 03/13/2007 - You're probably always wondering how to limit the spam email that fills up your inbox every day. Most of us just click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email...but that may just bring more trouble.

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On Your Side: Electronics Recycling

Updated: 03/09/2007 - If you've ever wondered what to do with your old and unused electronic equipment, we've got an environmentally safe answer for you. Columbia County is offering an Electronic Recycling Day tomorrow.

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On Your Side: Daylight Savings Change

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Daylight saving time is happening a week early and you're going to want to set your clocks ahead this weekend. You probably know how to set your alarm clock and your watch ahead, but what about your computer?

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On Your Side: Congress and Credit Cards

Updated: 03/07/2007 - If you've ever gotten behind on a credit card bill, you know how fast those fees can add up. Some members of Congress say that should change, and they want to try to make that happen.

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On Your Side: Home Improvements

Updated: 03/07/2007 - We have an update on a story about an Augusta landlord accused of providing less than desirable living conditions. We found Robert DeMello working on his rental homes on Sibley Street with his own two hands.

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On Your Side: Taken for a Ride

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Derrick Toole thought he had it made in the shade--a chance to do what he loves while riding the high seas in the tropics. It turns out the only ride he got is the one a business that he calls a fraud took him on.

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On Your Side: After the Storm

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Many of you have some sort of damage to your home from the storms, and you may be wondering what you need to do to get it fixed. 12 On Your Side's Jeff Anderson has the insurance information you need.

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On Your Side: Fundraising Fraud

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Workers at a New Ellenton daycare say they got caught up in a scam that's cost them hundreds of dollars. Instead of delivering some much needed money, the scammers picked the pockets of some well-intentioned donors.

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On Your Side: Sneaky Scams

Posted: 02/27/2007 - There are a couple of scams making the rounds that you need to be on the lookout for. If you don't, you could be out of something a whole lot more expensive than your pride.

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On Your Side: Dialing Up a Refund

Updated: 02/27/2007 - Your telephone bill could be the secret to you getting to share of $10 billion on your tax return this year. The IRS is returning that big sum of money through something called the Telephone Excise Tax Refund.

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On Your Side: Mortgage Fraud

Updated: 02/23/2007 - The FBI says mortgage fraud happens more in Georgia than in any other state...and you could end up losing your home because of it. 12 On Your Side's Jeff Anderson tells you how not to be a victim.

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On Your Side: Phishing the BBB

Updated: 02/21/2007 - The Better Business Bureau says you might want to be wary of any emails you get bearing its name. The bureau says there is a "spoofing scam" going on falsely involving its name.

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On Your Side: Rental Complaints

Updated: 02/20/2007 - An Augusta man who recently ran for a Commission seat on a platform of cleaning up Augusta is accused by his tenants of being a slumlord. Complaints from Robert DeMello's tenants may land him in jail.

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On Your Side: Chicken Recall

Posted: 02/19/2007 - This time it isn't peanut butter...it's chicken. Columbia-based Carolina Culinary Foods is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast strips that it produces for Oscar Mayer.

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Family Fraud Alert: Before You Bid

Updated: 02/19/2007 - Online auction sites are a big part of internet business these days. They've also become a haven for scammers that want to rip you off. A North Augusta man says he's out nearly $3000 after he took part in an auction gone bad.

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On Your Side: Big Bust

Posted: 02/14/2007 - A man investigators are calling a "big player" in a local credit card fraud scheme has been captured. Deputies say the man tricked what could be dozens of people out of their personal information and used it to steal their identity.

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On Your Side: Fake Contractor

Posted: 02/14/2007 - An Augusta woman says she's out nearly $5000 to a bogus contractor. She says the man promised to fix her house, but instead he only made things worse. This is another story of "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

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On Your Side: Valentine's Shopping

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Valentine's Day and flowers go hand-in-hand every year for sweethearts around the world. The question is, do you order and have them delivered, or maybe do the work yourself?

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