This year Better Business Bureau has recorded a 187% increase in the amount of money lost to travel scams over 2021. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman uncovers how much a simple mistake could cost you when booking airfare and how scammers are taking advantage of last-minute flight cancellations.
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.
“We have come to the point where people will ignore calls from unknown numbers, even in emergent situations when answering the phone could save their lives," prosecutors at the Attorney General's office said in the suit.
Our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad have a warning for consumers about pop-up COVID testing sites. They tell 19 News; a local testing site has now shut down and is being investigated in multiple states.
The 19 Investigative Team is working with our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad to bring consumers a warning, scammers are taking advantage of the latest need for tests by selling phony ones online.
The first thing you should know, according to our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad, is that there are no government officials or vaccine manufacturers asking people to fill out surveys about the process right now.
Identity thieves are stealing cold hard cash in the form of our tax dollars from the Pandemic Unemployment Fund, which is money meant for people who were laid-off or lost their jobs when the coronavirus hit Ohio.
It’s estimated that since last March, $63-Billion has been paid out nationwide for fraudulent claims related to Pandemic Unemployment programs. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General.