An interview with Consumer Action’s Joe Ridout on the many issues facing consumers these days, including credit, privacy issues and protecting yourself from scams.
A review of popular job websites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Craigslist.org found hundreds of employers specifically seeking applicants who are “currently employed” or recently employed.
California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when they are deciding whether to hire workers for most jobs.
More then 266,000 San Francisco and San Mateo residents received a $25 pre-paid debit card from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for conserving gas this past December, but some customers are still confused on whether the debit card includes extra fees.
Some of Oakland’s smallest businesses have navigated the permit process and secured loans to expand with the help of a non-profit that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to grow an idea.
An elderly retired postal worker was paying a big price for an adjustable bed, until CBS 5 ConsumerWatch got involved.
An American Airlines employee is accused of ripping off a half a million dollars from passengers at San Jose’s Mineta Airport as part of a complex credit skimming scheme.
Finding a reasonably priced apartment in the Bay Area is already a challenge. Now renters have to deal with a scam that is making a comeback.
Zero-percent financing deals sound tempting when you are making a big purchase. But they can have costly consequences.