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 >>
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The identity of a woman who was found dead inside a home in Nelson County along with a 16-year-old has been released. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, KathyMore >> The identity of a woman who was found dead inside a home in Nelson County along with a 16-year-old has been released.More >> PORTLAND, OR (WAVE) – Charges against former UK star Terrence Jones have been dropped. Jones must pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless. [PREVIOUS STORY: Former UK playerMore >> Terrence Jones must pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless. More >> LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – Several plastic Easter eggs were found in downtown Lexington with a disturbing note inside on Easter Sunday. According to WLEX-18, about five eggs were found on tables outsideMore >> According to WLEX-18, about five eggs were found on tables outside the Lexington Center on Vine Street. Inside the eggs, a note that read "diversity equals white genocide." More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After being kicked out of a bar, police say a woman set it on fire. According to an arrest slip, police said Sharon McElfresh, 43, was kicked out of Locker Room South Bar andMore >> According to an arrest slip, police said Sharon McElfresh, 43, was kicked out of Locker Room South Bar and Grill on Dixie Highway.More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A group of Jefferson County Public Schools students have teamed with a Louisville organization to bring safe, pure water to children clear across the world. While turning shoesMore >> While turning shoes into clean water is no easy feat, students and staff at Middletown Elementary have been attempting to do just that by collecting old shoes for WaterStep in Louisville.More >>