Every day, thousands and thousands of online Amazon orders are delivered in a boxes. Now there’s a push to cut down on all that cardboard, and as Wilson Walker reports, it's largely the work of one determined woman in Marin County.
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Marin Co. Woman Petitions To Get Amazon To Collect, Reuse Its Delivery BoxesEvery day, thousands and thousands of online Amazon orders are delivered in a boxes. Now there’s a push to cut down on all that cardboard, and as Wilson Walker reports, it's largely the work of one determined woman in Marin County.
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ConsumerWatch: New Phishing Scam Involves 'Sextortion'The newest phishing scam circulating online is sure to get your attention -- it has to do with porn and your password. Julie Watts reports. (7-26-18)
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