Tag Archives: consumer

Children’s cough syrup recall; what parents need to know

Children’s cough syrup sold at many retailers across the country, including CVS, Rite-Aid and Dollar General, is being recalled because dosing cups with the wrong markings were included in the packaging, triggering concern that children could get sick after an overdose. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo is voluntarily recalling several batches of its cherry and grape over […]

Your Top 10 Consumer Complaints

Cars, construction, and credit issues are topping this year’s list of top consumer complaints. The survey by by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) of 37 agencies and 281,639 complaints across the country also revealed that identity theft is topping the list of fastest-growing complaints. “Considering the epidemic […]

Why LePage veto of ID theft protection bill could cost you

Consumer and financial advocates aren’t happy with Governor Paul LePage. LePage has vetoed a bill that could have helped protect Mainers from identity theft resulting from recent data breaches. LD 382 proposed eliminating the current fees to place a security freeze on your credit report. A security freeze locks access to your credit file so […]

Anthem Hacked: What Do I Do?

Our CBS 13 newsroom and On Your Side hotline (207-228-7713) have been busy today answering questions from concerned Anthem customers. According to the Bangor Daily News, Anthem is the state’s biggest private health insurer and has more than 300,000 members across the state. Even if you aren’t an Anthem member now, Anthem said in a […]

Cactus juice company to refund millions after prickly health claims

On this hot and humid summer day here in Maine, let me offer you a delicious drink that relieves pain, improves breathing and respiratory problems, reduces joint and muscle swelling, and makes your skin look great, too. OK, maybe not. The Federal Trade Commission says health claims made by dietary supplement company TriVita, Inc., about […]

“I crashed my credit, now I’m going to crash my car? Huh?” Why your credit score matters when shopping for car insurance

It seems like every day I get something in the mail asking me to switch my car insurance. “Welcome! You could save $500,” Progressive’s friendly Flo suggests. “Want to save money and protect your vehicle? You can do both with a car insurance policy from GEICO,” a mass mailing promises. But how do car insurance […]