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Consumer Alert: Scammers can hijack your computer

Updated: 02/05/2014 - How much would you pay if someone hijacked your computer and demanded a fee? The con artists behind the scam called "Ransom Ware" are hoping the answer is a lot.

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Consumer Alert: Watch out for work at home scams

Updated: 01/22/2014 - It sounded like the perfect job. It had a good salary and flexible benefits. But, in this case, the worker ended up being caught in an international scam.

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Tracking cable bills

Updated: 01/20/2014 - Best advice for cable subscribers: Be aware of when your current 'deal' is going to run out so you can jump into another, possibly better, deal.

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Smart phone hidden savings

Updated: 01/16/2014 - An upgrade fee, when you're already paying for the new phone is the latest example of a one- time charge some cell phone companies are hitting consumers with. An analysis of the four major US carriers by Cheapism.com found they can add a dent to your wallet up to $36.

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Consumer Alert: Widow's winnings turn out to be scam

Updated: 01/13/2014 - The voices on the phone were friendly and persistent. They convinced an elderly widow to part with tens of thousands of dollars. As WKYT's Amber Philpott found, its part of a billion dollar scam that might target you next.

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$200 million in unclaimed savings bonds for Kentuckians

Updated: 01/09/2014 - Treasury Secretary Todd Hollenbach has been on a mission for a while now, to get back something you probably didn't know you had. "200 million is a lot of money, I mean a whole lot of money," Hollenbach said.

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The truth about E-Cigarettes

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Electronic cigarettes are a growing trend. But there are differing opinions on the benefits and risks. One local e-cigarette store owner says his goal is always to help people kick the habit.

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Consumer Alert: Notary public sells personal information

Updated: 01/03/2014 - She was a notary public who was supposed to help consumers on refinancing transactions. Instead, Melissa Hodge was selling their social security numbers and personal information to identity thieves.

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House hunting thieves

Updated: 01/02/2014 - Some Lexington home sellers are nervous after a couple in northern Kentucky are arrested for stealing from homes during showings. Police say their last spree before their arrest was Lexington.

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Fake GED costly mistake

Updated: 12/30/2013 - Scammers are cashing in on fake GEDs online. People are paying hundreds of dollars for a bogus diploma.

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Beware of costly health insurance scam

Updated: 12/23/2013 - The Attorney General's office is urging people signing up for health insurance to make sure they are going to the correct site-- kynect.ky.gov. Copycat sites are popping up trying to cash in on consumers.

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Consumer Alert: Beware of sweepstakes scams

Updated: 12/20/2013 - You've seen the ads. A man shows up at your door with a big check and announces you've won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes. Imagine one man's delight when he got a letter saying he won.

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