The holidays are here and that means lots of food, fun, good cheer and— SCAMS! Consumer groups are warning you to be on the look-out for some popular new ways crooks are ripping people off. NBC News Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen talks about three new scams being ramped up for the holiday shopping season. Click here to watch.
Teens who’ve taken nude or semi-nude “selfies” and posted them or sent them to a friend are finding those pictures can come back to haunt them. An investigation by the CBS station in Orlando has learned teenage girls are discovering long-forgotten, revealing pictures of themselves on porn sites.
WKMG Investigative Reporter Mike Holfeld tells this tale of caution for all parents and teens. Click here to watch the report.
A drug company whistleblower who exposed serious problems at the company that makes popular drugs used in the United States is telling his story to CBS News. Kinesh Thakur worked for major, drug manufacturer Ranbaxy which made generic versions of drugs like Lipitor and antibiotics at plants in India. He revealed disturbing problems with data the company was required to provide to the FDA to show the effectiveness of the drugs it produced. It’s a cautionary tale for all Americans, particularly when you consider that 80-percent of all drugs prescribed in the U.S. are generics. Click here to watch this report by CBS News Correspondent John Miller.
Jill Estes was raised in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As the middle daughter of small business owners, she learned early on about how important it is to be an advocate for the little guys. Read more »
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Investigating consumer fraud, corruption and wrong-doing for the past 25 years, Jim Ross came to The Consumer Warning Network from the Economic Crimes Unit of Florida Attorney General Read more »
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Who We AreThe Consumer Warning Network is devoted to exposing fraud and unfair practices against consumers. Our team includes former Federal Prosecutors, FBI agents and Investigative Journalists with decades of experience in uncovering wrongdoing. We give consumers the knowledge big companies don’t want you to have, so you can fight back.
CWN was founded by Attorney and former prosecutor Chris Hoyer out of frustration over the lack of meaningful help for homeowners trapped in the mortgage meltdown. After investigating big mortgage companies who created the sub-prime mess for several years, it became clear homeowners would bear the brunt of the financial hardship, especially as many began losing their homes to foreclosure. That gave birth to CWN’s first major grassroots campaign to help homeowners called “Produce the Note.” Click here to watch Chris’ original video urging homeowners to fight back.
From “Produce the Note” to drug company hypocrisy to finding out which airline is the safest, CWN is here to educate consumers in an age of overwhelming corporate greed. We hope you’ll come back often and find useful information to help you in your everyday life.
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Where's the Outrage?
A drug company whistleblower who exposed serious problems at the company that makes popular drugs used in the United States is telling his story to CBS News. ... Read more »
If there’s one thing all taxpayers want it’s value for their money, but there’s a big question about whether we’re actually getting it with... Read more »
Voice of Democracy
Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note! Using the “produce the note” strategy is something all homeowners facing foreclosure can do. If you believe... Read more »
By Angie Moreschi: Why is it that every time you turn around these days, you find a lawmaker up on Capitol Hill trying to stick it to the consumer? Of course,... Read more »
A nurse’s allegations about excessive charges to Medicare led to a $7.3 million settlement between a Plano, Texas-based firm and the U.S. Justice Department. Whistleblower... Read more »
The health care industry continues to lead the way when it comes to job growth and pay. Six out of the ten “best” jobs listed in this year’s CareerCast.com... Read more »