When the phone rings and the voice at the other end of the line says it’s your grandchild – and he or she is in trouble and needs your help – you listen. And maybe you do what they say.
Sometimes, people who want to sell you something make it look like they're really giving something away. That's the case with the latest round of travel giveaways in the mail. The people behind the mailers stand to make hundreds of thousands of dollars- if even a fraction of us say yes.
Selling point number 1 for the Trusty Cane is that it stands alone. Selling point 2, it that it has a wide, 3-footed, pivoting base. The promoter calls it "The cane you can trust!" I took a Trusty Cane to some real cane experts at the West Seattle Senior Center, where people know first hand how a good cane can help you get around when you need extra stability.
A lot of people who suffer from heartburn take what's called a proton pump inhibitor or PPI. Prilosec and Nexium are two popular brands.
We all know children spill things. And they break things. So why would anyone spend $10 on a kid's drinking cup? Promoters of the "Wow Cup" claim their cup is spill-proof and unbreakable. The packaging says it's for ages 12 months and up- and the marketing makes a big deal about no leaks, no drips, no spills.
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Airlines always offer you some sort of compensation when they involuntarily bump you from your flight. But travel experts say in most cases what you get- is nowhere near what you're entitled to.
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.
Despite earlier alerts, IRS imposters continue to steal millions by calling taxpayers on the phone and threatening jail time if delinquent taxes are not paid immediately. Even if you're savvy, think of friends, family, neighbors and others in your community who might be fooled by these clever creeps. Spread the word that IRS agents do not call you with threats. They do not use other law enforcement to threaten you. They don't text your cell phone or send unsolicited emails. Bottom line: hang up on all threatening calls, delete all unsolicited emails, and notify the U. S. Treasury Inspector about any scam attempts.
If you want to get people to buy more kitchen gadgets, come up with a new way to cut vegetables. That seems to be an unspoken motto in the gadget industry. Here's yet another new-fangled veggie cutter that promoters think you can't do without. It's called Veggetti. The hook with this one is spaghetti without the fat and carbs. And like some of it's veggie-cutting, As Seen On TV cousins that I've tested recently, it promises fast, easy results- with a twist.
Once your cat reaches the teen years, it's important be on the lookout for any changes in behavior that could indicate a medical problem.
General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
Does it seem like there have been a lot of car recalls lately? That's because there have been.