WAVE 3 Troubleshooter has tips on how to protect yourself before you have auto repairs done to your car. Find out the dos and don'ts here. More >>
In the United States, it is illegal to:
Send "chain" letter that require the investment of any money.
Take money for merchandise and not deliver it.
If you receive an offer of lottery tickets throughMore >>
Make sure the money you give is spent on the people who need it most. Here are some tips how:
Ask for it in writing.
Give your donations to organizations that willingly share with you information aboutMore >>
Keep your options open.
Don't get your heart set on one model or make. That gives you more room to negotiate on price.
Get a copy of Consumer Reports' New Car Issue.
It comes out every April. StudyMore >>
If it sounds to good to be true, it is! Some telemarketing scams begin with a letter or postcard requiring you to call the company to claim a prize. Some begin with a phone call to your home, offeringMore >>
Get estimates! Get more than one estimate, making sure each estimate is based on the same specifications, materials and time frame. Protect yourself when you hire a contractor. Check with the consumerMore >>
Keep it secret! Never give your credit card number to someone who calls you. Keep the carbons. Keep the carbons from every credit card transaction and destroy them yourself. Pay attention to blankMore >>
Read the contract carefully. Make sure any verbal promises are included in writing. Before you sign anything, take the car to your own mechanic to have it checked out. Make sure you understand theMore >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two people are charged with several crimes after a string of hit-and-run crashes on Monday. According to an arrest report, police found Melissa E. Slayton, 20, and Lance Root,More >> According to an arrest report, police found Melissa E. Slayton, 20, and Lance Root, 23, engaged in a sex act inside a silver Honda that was wanted from an earlier hit-and-run on Monday.More >> GRAPHIC PICTURES: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.More >> 31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 20-year-old Louisville man was found inside a drug store restroom Monday, huffing a substance he'd stolen from the store, according to police. A witness told investigators JacobMore >> An officer discovered Thomas inhaling fumes from one of two cans of computer cleaner that he had shoplifted, according to police.More >> ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A Hardin County high school teacher was arrested Monday night on a sexual abuse charge involving a student. Edwin Bonet, also known as Edward Bonet-Ruiz, 54, of Radcliff admittedMore >> Edwin Bonet, also known as Edward Bonet-Ruiz, 54, of Radcliff admitted hugging and kissing a 14-year-old female student in his classroom at Central Hardin High School and creating a false Facebook page to communicate with the girl, according to a spokesman for the Elizabethtown Police Department.More >>