Consumer

Consumer Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN (Video)
Using a reloadable debit card to send money is about to get trickier for a lot of people. The makers of one of the most popular money cards is changing the technology - and it has a lot to do with scammers who use the card for fraud.
Consumer Lululemon lovers duped by counterfeit websites Lululemon lovers duped by counterfeit websites(Video)
Investigators with Homeland Security say think twice before going online to buy Lululemon athletic wear. You could be giving your information to an overseas scammer. And the clothes you get will not be Lululemon.
Consumer Take your cat for a walk Take your cat for a walk
You take your dog for a walk. Did you ever think of taking your cat?

If you have a cat with the right personality, it can be fun for both of you – and great exercise, too.
Consumer Washington food workers duped by invalid food permits Washington food workers duped by invalid food permits(Video)
If you want a job in a place where food is served - you must to have a valid food handlers card from your local health department. It's a state law. If its not the right card - you cannot work in food service until you retake the test and get a valid certificate. But state investigators say thousands of local workers got duped.
Consumer Tips on tipping while on vacation
If you're like me, you often wonder what's the proper amount. You don’t want to give too much, but you don’t want to offend.
Consumer FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges'(Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Bellevue- based T-mobile, claiming the cell phone service provider cashed in, by hiding charges on customers bills. The FTC says the company knowingly charged customers for third- party premium services that T-Mobile knew were not authorized.
Consumer Sunny Seat pet bed: Does it work? Sunny Seat pet bed: Does it work?(Video)
Pet lovers are known to spend thousands of dollars keeping their best friends happy. So how about a $20 window seat for cats, that sticks to the window with suction cups?
Consumer Average price of gas is $3.98 in Oregon, $4 in Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98.

That's up 2 cents in a week and 9 cents in a month. It's 21 cents higher than a year ago and 30 cents higher than the current national average.
Consumer Payday loan pretender comes clean Payday loan pretender comes clean(Video)
You can always count on the Problem Solvers to warn you about different scams- but this time you're hearing it from one of the scammers. He says he felt guilty after seeing news reports of people losing all their money to the kind of pay day loan scams he was running from India. He agreed to a Skype interview with our sister station in upstate New York.
Consumer Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault
This tip is from the family cat, who really wants to use the litter box if you would stop hiding it.

"People get really grossed out and they want to hide the litter box in the laundry room, the basement or out in the garage," said Mikkel Becker, a pet trainer with Vetstreet.com.
Consumer Why you can forget about Ginkgo Why you can forget about Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.
Consumer Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better?(Video)
When expanding garden hoses first hit the market they seemed like the perfect alternative to traditional hoses, which can be heavy and cumbersome. The light- weight hoses expand when you turn on the water, then contract when you turn the water off. But after complaints about leaks, the makers of Pocket Hose- touted as the top selling expanding hose brand- are offering a new and improved version called Pocket Hose Ultra.
Consumer Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless(Video)
When a local boy got a $5, temporary tattoo in April- he never dreamed he'd end up at the doctor's office with what might end up bring a permanent scar. Now, he and his mother want other families to know that henna tattoos are not necessarily risk- free.
Consumer Finding the deals on air fare Finding the deals on air fare
You have to be flexible with your travel dates - both departure and return - and be willing to take multiple flights to get to your destination.
Consumer 'Tech Support'  scams accelerate 'Tech Support' scams accelerate(Video)
You never know how much you need what's in your computer, until you can't use it. Don Poenitsch and his wife just got their laptop out of the repair shop, after Don got conned. He's one of the latest victims of the "Tech Support" I've warned about numerous times over the years.
Consumer Screen Egg: Does it work? Screen Egg: Does it work?(Video)
If your technology has a screen and touch hand controls- it undoubtedly has dust and dirt and often looks like a mess. And while you can easily blow off the dust, cleaning the screens on high-tech devices requires caution. Liquid cleaners can cause damage if they seep into the workings of the device. You must also be careful about scratching the screen. Screen Egg is promoted as "The amazing, dual-action screen cleaner that will effectively and easily clean all your favorite devices."
Consumer Wrecking Balm: Does it work? Wrecking Balm: Does it work?(Video)
When you paint a wall and don't like the color, all you have to do is buy new paint. But changing a tattoo you don't like can cost hundreds of dollars. So you can see the attraction of a $50 do-it-yourself tattoo removal kit called Wrecking Balm.