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Consumer Alert: Ponzi scheme takes millions

Updated: 01/30/2013 - He was a lay Bishop in the Mormon Church, who persuaded friends, family, including his own mother, and church members to trust him with their money. It all turned out to be a big scam.

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Consumer Alert: Scams in the wake of tragedy

Updated: 01/10/2013 - In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the shooting in Newtown, relief organizations are often collecting money to help people, but whenever there is a time of giving - there is a time of scamming. Here is what you need to know.

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WKYT Investigates: Deadly crash driver's history

Updated: 12/28/2012 - The driver police say is responsible for a deadly crash in Knox County had a lengthy criminal history, and some say he should have been off the road and behind bars.

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Reality Check: Military-style semiautomatic rifles

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Military-style semiautomatic rifles have been used in at least four high-profile shootings in the past year. A look at the guns, their history and why they're so popular.

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Consumer Alert: House flipping ponzi scheme

Updated: 12/26/2012 - He promised investors big returns in a house flipping business, but instead, ran a ponzi scheme that bilked more than170 people out of millions. In this case, people trusted a former police officer.

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Consumer Alert: Investment scam targets elderly

Updated: 12/19/2012 - A story that proves the age-old adage-some people just aren't who they appear to be. This is the story of deception led to millions of dollars lost and dozens of lives ruined.

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Consumer Alert: Investors scammed with ponzi scheme

Updated: 12/05/2012 - The president of an investment firm is behind bars after lying to investors, and stealing nearly eight million dollars. We have some important information for all of you, on how to avoid getting caught up in a ponzi scheme.

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Consumer Alert: Scam targets small business owners

Updated: 11/23/2012 - A warning to small business owners. If you're not paying attention to the bills you receive, you could fall victim to a popular scam. The end result is a hit to your bottom line and a jackpot for the scam artist.

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Consumer Alert: Debt collection scheme steals millions

Updated: 11/15/2012 - In this uncertain economy, millions of Americans are deep in debt. Some of them have been contacted by collections agencies. While those calls can be unpleasant, more importantly, they can be a scam.

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