California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security NumbersTwo and a half years ago, after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes.
California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security NumbersTwo and a half years ago after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes.
ConsumerWatch: 5G Cellphone Towers Signal Renewed Concerns Over Impacts on HealthWireless carriers are installing millions of towers across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. KPIX asks the question: Are there legitimate health concerns?
Amazon Echo 'Drop In' Feature Prompts Fears Of Easy EavesdroppingAs voice-based "personal assistants" are becoming ubiquitous in modern, connected American homes, so is the feeling they might be listening in on people when they least expect it or want it.
Change-Of-Address Fraud: Easy For Crooks, Hard For Consumers To FixKPIX has learned the problem of mail change-of-address fraud may be much bigger than the U.S. Postal Service has been willing to admit.
Scammers Target Real Estate Buyers Through Email SchemesThe San Francisco Bay Area is a prime target for cyber-criminals who are hacking realtors’ email accounts and sending home buyers false instructions to wire money.
Sophisticated Email Scam Targets Home Buyers Ready To CloseBay Area home buyers are being targeted by an alarming and sophisticated email scam that can wipe out a victim's life savings in an instant.
Questionable Timeshare 'Exit' Companies Profit Off DesperationA growing number of timeshare owners looking to get rid of their vacation properties are being warn to watch out for some companies that promise to help.
Users Warned About Shady Companies Advertising On FacebookBuyer beware before clicking on that Facebook ad with millions of likes; those deals showing up in your feed might be too good to be true.
Some Prius Owners Have Issue With Odometers Stopping At 299,999 MilesWhile it's not uncommon for a car to rack up 100,000 miles or more, ConsumerWatch has learned the Toyota Prius can have an issue with outliving its odometer.
Customers Complain BofA Is Drilling Safe Deposit Boxes And Losing ValuablesYou might think a safe deposit box is the safest place for your most valued possessions, but according to a growing number of safe deposit box customers, you’d be wrong.
ConsumerWatch: Thieves Use Bluetooth to Steal Credit Card InfoIt's called bluesnarfing -- capturing your credit card information via Bluetooth -- and they're doing it while their victims are shopping.