This month, 3 On Your Side helped out a Wittman couple by the name of Dennis and Janice Huff.

They went solar and eventually came to regret that decision.

“I've been taken advantage of and so far nothing's been done about it, “Dennis explained. “I've complained and complained and they don't care.”

Instead of their electric bill going down, they say it actually increased after going solar.

So, 3 On Your Side got involved and the company who sold the Huffs the solar system agreed to remove the solar panels and release the couple from their 20-year lease agreement which totals more than $31,200.

[READ MORE: Wittmann homeowner stuck with high solar bills]

The Huffs say they're thrilled they don't have to pay that money.

"Oh my God, there's (sic) no words to put it how glad I am to reach out to 3 On Your Side," Dennis said.


Cristina Allen says she sure is glad she contacted 3 On Your Side.

While filing her state and federal taxes, she accidentally left off one digit from her bank account number and her two refunds totaling more than $4,037 went to someone else.

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Once 3 On Your Side got the IRS and the Arizona Department of Revenue to investigate, Allen says she finally got all of her money.

"I love 3 On Your Side,” she said. “I watch you guys every day actually."

[READ MORE: Update: Missing tax refund finally found]

3 On Your Side also got money back for Dan Wesley.

Seven months ago, he paid an unlicensed contractor $3,000 to remodel his backyard swimming pool.

But, after getting the money, the guy never came back.

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That is until 3 On Your Side found him and that's when he came clean.

"I understand, sir,” the fake contractor told 3 On Your Side’s Gary Harper. “I will return his money."

“OK,” Harper responded. “When can that happen?"

"Give me a week or two or a couple of weeks and I will return his money," he said.

“I don't understand, am I going to be on TV?” he asked.

“Yeah,” Harper said. “This is what happens."

And, just one week later, Wesley says the fake contractor returned all $3,000 in cash. The guy even tossed in an extra $100 bill for a total of $3,100 because he felt so embarrassed over the issue.

"Yeah, based on the reputation that Gary Harper has on the show, I was very hopeful we would come to a conclusion on this,” a smiling Wesley said.

[READ MORE: Fake contractor returns $3,000 back to homeowner]

When you add up all the money 3 On Your Side was able to save or recoup during the month of August, it amounts to $46,337. And, for the entire year so far, the total is $170,764.

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