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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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On Your Side: Wedding Dress Woes

Updated: 05/16/2007 - It's the ultimate wedding nightmare for a bride; six weeks until your wedding and your dress disappears. It's all because the government says a business owner didn't pay his taxes.

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On Your Side: Big Box Savings

Updated: 05/14/2007 - There's a relatively new player in the grocery shopping world, and it's called the big box store. You may be skeptical about whether you can really save money, but 12 On Your Side discovered that the savings are real.

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On Your Side: Online Surveys

Updated: 05/11/2007 - It sounds so easy. You fill out a few surveys online and earn a lot of money. But if you have to pay to get lists of these surveys, you may want to look elsewhere.

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On Your Side: Mortgage Fraud?

Updated: 05/10/2007 - It's affecting thousands of homeowners around the country. And you could be the next victim. It's called mortgage servicing fraud and it could end up costing you your home.

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On Your Side: Renters Insurance

Posted: 05/09/2007 - Many of the business owners who rented out space in the flea market building that burned to the ground Monday are scrambling right now because they did not have insurance.

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On Your Side: Prescription Prices

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The US Senate has given two thumbs down to a bill that would make it legal for you to buy your prescription drugs from another country like Canada. This will keep your prescriptions pricey...but it could also keep you safe.

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On Your Side: Tooth Troubles

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Dentists say more and more kids between age two and five are coming in with tooth decay. Unless parents make some changes in their child's oral health, this is a problem that will only get worse.

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Family Fraud Alert: Virginia Tech Email Scam

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Some unscrupulous folks are trying to cash in on a national tragedy. Virginia Tech officials say someone out there is trying to make money off the Virginia Tech shootings

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On Your Side: Sun Protection

Updated: 05/03/2007 - You always hear that you need to put on sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but you may want to start wearing in a place you might not have thought of: your car.

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On Your Side: Online Drugs

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you're ordering prescriptions over the internet, the FDA says you might want to be careful. Some of the companies you're ordering from could be selling you phony pills.

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On Your Side: Big Savings

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you eat out a lot, you know that while you're filling your stomach, you're emptying your bank account. 12 On Your Side has an easy way for you to save a few bucks when you go out on the town.

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On Your Side: Completely Covered

Updated: 04/30/2007 - With hurricane season right around the corner, now is the time to make sure your home has enough insurance. That can include a type of insurance many of you have never even considered: flood insurance.

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Shoplifter's crimes go on ID theft victim's record

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A Hephzibah woman had a criminal record for shoplifting...but it turns out someone else did the crime. Deputies say the real criminal stole her identity. Investigators say this sort of thing happens a dozen times a month.

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Family Fraud Alert: Phishing Scams

Updated: 04/30/2007 - There are some emails making the rounds that are trying to get your personal information. Phishing scams have been around for a few years, but people still seem to be falling for them.

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On Your Side: Shred Day

Posted: 04/27/2007 - The air was filled with the sound of shredding at News 12's first ever Shred Day. As News 12's Ryan Duffy shows you, hundreds of people showed up to shred and strike back against identity theft.

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On Your Side: AvoID Theft, Part 2

Posted: 04/27/2007 - The growing crime of identity theft seems to be unstoppable. But a new bill working through congress will try to at least make it difficult for identity thieves. 12 On Your Side's Ryan Duffy shows you the bill's local connections.

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On Your Side: AvoID Theft

Posted: 04/27/2007 - Just because your personal information is stolen doesn't mean you have to become a victim. But you do have to act fast. 12 On Your Side's Ryan Duffy shows you how to protect yourself.

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On Your Side: Computer Financing

Posted: 04/27/2007 - One Gloverville woman says instead of computers one company is delivering empty promises. And she says now, she's out 1,600 dollars and a computer.

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On Your Side: Smart Move

Posted: 04/26/2007 - If you're getting close to buying a house, one of the most important things you can do is get it inspected. If you don't, you could be opening yourself up to some expensive problems.

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