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The touch-screen control panel of the new Tesla Model S .(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Car Dashes May Be Next Frontier In Targeted Advertising

Location based ads are popping up in dashboards across the country, and location is just the beginning of the trend. Advertisers are targeting consumers by their vehicle type, the music they listen to, and anything else they may do with their dash.

05/13/2014

2006 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase sedan. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Chrysler Delays Notification To Drivers Their Cars Could Suddenly Stall

After months of delays in notifying drivers older model Chryslers that their cars may stall on the road, Chrysler is still delaying sending out notification letters, according to sources.

05/07/2014

Surveillance footage of two men suspected of stealing the identity of Brian Hill. (CBS)

San Francisco Man Tracks Down Identity Thieves After Wallet Was Stolen

If you have ever been a victim of crime, you know the feeling: I wish I could have caught them. A San Francisco man who had his wallet stolen was able to corner the thieves who stole his identity.

05/07/2014

2006 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase sedan. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Owners Of More Than 150,000 Chryslers Warned That Their Cars Could Suddenly Stall

Nearly five months after Chrysler was supposed to notify drivers that some of its older model cars may stall on the road, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has learned that Chrysler is finally sending letters to more than 150,000 car owners.

05/06/2014

(CBS SF)

Insurer Admits Nearly 1,000 Doctors Wrongly Placed On Covered California Provider List

Two months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed.

04/21/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Company Helps Air Travelers Get Compensation

Travelers who get bumped off a flight are entitled to more compensation than they might think. And a company called AirHelp aims to help them collect it.

04/17/2014

Gold Currency

California Makes It Easier To Obtain Unclaimed Funds

California is stepping up its efforts to reunite current and former residents with their long-forgotten money and property.

04/17/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeowner Warned By City To Remove Airbnb Listing

Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.

03/12/2014

A receipt from a Safeway supermarket in Burlingame. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Safeway Agrees To $2.25 Million Settlement For Overcharging

In 2012, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts went undercover shopping at 5 Safeway stores in 3 counties. She was overcharged 5 times. According to more than 1,800 scanner inspections at Safeway-operated stores in 31 California counties and 11 different states, ConsumerWatch discovered that inspectors were overcharged on 1 out of every 50 items purchased over a 5 years span in California alone.

03/06/2014

(CBS SF)

Lawmaker Sues Covered California, Wants Canceled Health Plans Reinstated

A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns.

03/05/2014

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