CDA Press Consumer Guy

That police benefit fund only benefits bad guys

October 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

You might get a call asking for donations to the CDA Police Coalition Benefit Fund.First hint, they’re calling from Boise. Second clue, the call-back number doesn’t accept incoming calls. Third piece of evidence, they won’t send you any inf...

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‘I’ll sue!’ But irked consumers rarely do

October 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

While most of us have never actually gone to court over a consumer issue, we’ve all felt like throwing down the legal gauntlet at least a few times in our lives. The problem is that often, the amount of money in question isn’t large, or the...

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Warning: ‘Official’ mail scam won’t stop until you ignore it

October 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

“OFFICIAL” MAIL: Lately, many consumers in our area have been receiving very “official” looking mail. The crooks come at us from many directions; one is the “official” call — from the IRS, the Social Security, Publishers Clearing House, etc...

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CONSUMER GUY: Listen carefully whenever someone pulls heartstrings

August 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

One of the scam calls I really dislike is the fake charity call. It goes something like this: The caller calls, usually in the evening, when we’re eating dinner or trying to spend some quiet time with our families. The solicitor then procee...

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