• Tyesha Brown thought she scored a deal on a new place to rent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Consumer Alert: Rent scam dupes Mesa woman

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    Rental scams are alive and well right now. A Mesa woman found out the hard way.

  • Some websites help consumers find products that were actually made in the USA, as claimed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'Made in the USA.' Is it really?

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    When you make a purchase, do you look to see if an item was “Made in the USA?” Buying American-made merchandise seems patriotic and helps the economy, but what do those claims really mean? 

  • A group of veterans are upset at the way they were treated at a veteran housing facility in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Veterans accuse nonprofit of putting money ahead of their housing

    A group of military veterans accuses a Valley organization that provides housing for at-risk vets of pushing them out the door.  

  • Auto insurance premiums have gone up and there's a reason

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    Auto insurance rates have gone up because 2015 was a bad year.

  • Agostinho Lopes still has the $15,000 from Barbara Carrick. (Source: 3TV/CBS  5)

    Update: Viewer loses battle to cancer and unlicensed contractor

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    The last time 3 On Your Side reported on this viewer, we were optimistic something good would happen to her. But that is nowhere near what happened. 

  • Sheri Leger fell for the Federal Grant Scam. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Don't fall for the 'Federal Grant Scam'

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    The Federal Grant Scam is very convincing and continues to dupe folks.

  • (Source: DiamondResorts.com and 3TV/CBS 5)

    Deadline approaching for consumers wanting money from Diamond Resorts

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     The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to remind consumers about an approaching deadline regarding a $800,000 timeshare settlement. 

  • Witness describes scene inside restaurant during holdup

    It was an ordinary Sunday night in a north Phoenix restaurant until the gunman burst through the front door. "I remember thinking 'this isn't happening, this isn't real,'" said Angelic, whose last name we agreed to withhold so she would tell us the story of what she saw and what she did that night.

  • How hard would it be to track down a complete stranger with little more information than name or a photo? It's easier than many people think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Online footprints are manageable, but not erasable

    If you ask people in downtown Phoenix, they will likely tell you that there is a ton of information about them available online. What they are not likely to know is how to reduce the amount of information available.

  • Experts say thieves are stealing W-2 information and selling it on the part of the Internet hidden from search engines known as the dark web. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Stolen tax information on the dark web

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    It may be passed tax time, but that doesn’t mean the stress is over. Experts say thieves are stealing W-2 information and selling it on the part of the internet hidden from search engines known as the dark web.

  • Frances Nevarez and her husband says their patio roof has been unfinished for months. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix homeowner waiting 3 months for new roof

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    A Phoenix couple said they hired a company to put on a new ratio roof but after paying for half the job upfront, the roof still isn't completed so they called 3 On Your Side.

  • Donald Degray said he was surprised to receive a $1,127 bill after the birth of his daughter Neda. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New parents stuck with $1,127 medical bill

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    A Phoenix family says they did everything they could to ensure the birth of their baby daughter would be covered in-network. Now, they say they're left with a bill they shouldn't have to pay.

  • San Tan neighborhood says cable lines are a safety hazard

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    An Arizona woman had been living with a "safety hazard" and when she couldn't fix the problem on her own, she contacted 3 On Your Side.

  • One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Guns in the home can create hazards for kids, adults alike

    One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound.

  • Hidden home dangers injure thousands of children every year

    According to yearly tallies by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, even the safest, most child-proof of homes still contain hazards that injure thousands of children each year.

  • Senate Republicans shoot down notification requirement for child killers

    Arizona state senate Republicans voted down an amendment to the budget, which would have added child killers to the state's sex offender registry.

  • eBikes have a small, battery-powered electric motor that activates only when you pedal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Consumer Trend: Electric Bikes

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    A new consumer product seems to be catching on. We're talking about electric bikes. They're pretty popular overseas, but they seem to really be catching on here.

  • New tire safety standards adopted in AZ

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that creates new standards for used tire sales. Auto safety advocates have complained for years that too many old, worn out, even recalled tires are sold on the secondary market, putting motorists at risk.

  • (SOURCE: 3TV/CBS 5)

    $9K stolen from Valley man's bank account is returned

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    After two months, a Scottsdale man finally gets his $9,000 returned to his bank account with 3 On Your Side's help.