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ConsumerWatch: Solving A Swapped-Out Video Game Purchase

An Alameda man was frustrated in a battle with Walmart over a purchased video game that turned out to be something quite different, until he contacted ConsumerWatch.

06/08/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Mystery Shopper Scam Flourishing In Bad Economy

SUNNYVALE (CBS 5) – An old scam with some new tweaks is making the rounds, and scammers are casting a wide net, even sending solicitations to children. 12-year-old Keily Watson of Sunnyvale recently received one […]

06/04/2012

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ConsumerWatch: State Targets Redwood City Auto Shop For Unnecessary Repairs

The state is trying to shut down an auto repair shop in Redwood City that officials said was caught doing expensive and unnecessary repairs in a sting operation that spanned 2010-2011.

05/11/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Heirlooms Disappear From BofA Safety Deposit Box

Many consumers often use store valuable possessions in safe deposit boxes assuming it’s secure, but a Danville couple found that’s not always the case.

04/27/2012

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Fewer Kids’ Products Recalled, But Recalls Ignored

A new report finds fewer children’s products are being recalled. But parents aren’t paying close enough attention to recall warnings that could possibly affect their children.

03/26/2012

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ConsumerWatch: J.C. Penney’s ‘Every Day’ Deal Strategy

J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers no longer have to wait for sales to get bargains.

01/26/2012

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ConsumerWatch: ‘Grandma Scam’ On The Rise In California

A common scam that targets the elderly is back on the rise in California, according to the FBI. It’s called the “Grandma Scam,” or the “Relative in Distress Scam.”

12/16/2011

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ConsumerWatch Team Tracks Down True Holiday Bargains

Whether the employees like it or not, stores will still be open and a slew of sales are rolling out for Black Friday. How can you be sure you’re getting the lowest price?

11/22/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Should You Switch On National Bank Transfer Day?

Activists have marked Saturday, November 5th as Bank Transfer Day. With more than 40 dedicated Facebook pages, thousands of YouTube videos, and a top trending topic on Twitter, Bank Transfer Day seems to have everyone talking.

11/03/2011

ConsumerWatch: Cheap Prison Phone Calls Come With Glitch

Inmates at California’s state prisons have long complained about the difficulty and expense of making pay phone calls from inside their lockups to their friends, families and lawyers.

09/02/2011

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