Bill Confusion Leads Many to Drop Green Energy Supplier Despite Cheaper RatesConfusing bills, colder weather and chatter on social media have many in Livermore mistakenly blaming their new green-energy supplier for higher charges.
California To Require Solar Panels On All New HomesCalifornia’s push toward more renewable energy has reached a major milestone with a new mandate beginning in 2020 that requires all new homes built to include solar rooftop panels.
Postal Inspector Offers Tips On Preventing Porch TheftsFront porches have become easy targets for crooks, especially as we get closer to Christmas. But even as surveillance cameras are catching porch pirates in the act on a daily basis, mail theft arrests are pretty rare.
Why California Continues To Put Millions At Risk Of ID Theft: The EDD RespondsCalifornia's Employment Development Department says it will continue to print Social Security numbers on many documents it mails and admits it doesn’t know how many people have been compromised by those mailings.
Real Estate Startups Streamline Sales, Cut Closing CostsWith Bay Area home sale prices routinely running to seven figures, sellers are looking to trim the commissions they pay realtors and a slew of Silicon Valley startups are vying to do just that.
Retailers' Efforts to Stop Gift Card Scams Often Fall ShortGift cards are worth billions to retailers yet they are a common tool for scammers. Now some question whether stores that profit from gift card-related scams should be doing more to stop them.
Survey: Fake Sales Abound Among Major RetailersWhen you hear or see something is on sale, you probably assume it's a limited-time deal. But it may be anything but that.
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.