The Federal Trade Commission is warning renters against scams involving Section 8, a housing choice voucher program that assists low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman speaks with a woman who narrowly avoided a scam and identifies the red flags you need to know.
“I’ve been hit dozens of times over the years,” said Sergeant Jonathan Howard with the Phoenix Police Department’s Air Unit. “It’s like a flash photo, but then somebody is aiming a light at you afterwards.”
“Courts have acknowledged that in Arizona, air conditioning is an essential service.” While renters have rights under Arizona state law if the air conditioner breaks, the process takes time. It begins with a notice to the landlord.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requires research into the gender gap in vehicle crash testing, but lawmakers want Secretary Pete Buttigieg to take action now to close the Collision Division.
According to CARFAX, the median list price for a used car jumped 40% from January 2021 to January 2022. In the midst of this climb, our national investigative team uncovered consumer complaints from across the country accusing dealers of advertising one price, but when it came time to sign, charging a cash price thousands more.
A student brings a loaded gun to Gridley Middle School early February after being suspended. And now a teacher is coming forward with concerns that the district isn’t doing enough to protect staff and students.
It takes years for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to remove dangerous products from the market because of its cumbersome rule-making process and ineffective recalls that don’t incentivize consumers to return or destroy dangerous items.
The federal agency created to watchdog consumer products - from crock pots to xylophones - is muzzled by its governing law, which gives all the power to manufacturers, including those with dangerous toys, appliances and other items on the market. The Fisher-Price Rock N Play – an inclined sleep product that defied the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for safe infant sleeping – exposed all that is wrong with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For many women, it has been a battle to stay in the workforce during the pandemic. Here is a look into some of the major hurdles families are facing and some local resources to help navigate these ever-changing times.