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  • Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:15:13 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions. Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions:  Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
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    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:48:55 GMT
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
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    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:44:51 GMT
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
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    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:58:27 GMT
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
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    Missing wheelchair incites investigation

    Missing wheelchair incites investigation

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:19:16 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden.
    The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden.
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    Payday Loan Pitfalls

    Payday Loan Pitfalls

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:25:21 GMT
    A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying:  Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken.
    A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying:  Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken.
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    Tree Service Troubles

    Tree Service Troubles

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:36:27 GMT
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
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    Land Bank House Mistakes

    Land Bank House Mistakes

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:37:53 GMT
    The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community.
    The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community.
  • False Labeling Warning

    False Labeling Warning

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:44:55 GMT
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? Many of us do but few of us file a complaint.
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? many of us do but few of us file a complaint. 
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    Your Tax Questions Answered

    Your Tax Questions Answered

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-03-21 12:16:28 GMT
    This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
    This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
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    Local used car salesman arrested

    Local used car salesman arrested

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-03-19 11:58:07 GMT
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
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    Aqua Clear hit with massive fine

    Aqua Clear hit with massive fine

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:56:19 GMT
    A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
    A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
  • Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:23:26 GMT
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
  • I-Team Investigates: Facebook felons

    I-Team Investigates: Facebook felons

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:26:23 GMT
    The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook.
    The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook.
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    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:26:47 GMT
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
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    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-03-07 14:43:47 GMT
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
  • I-Team investigates airport construction costs

    I-Team investigates airport construction costs

    Friday, March 7 2014 7:58 AM EST2014-03-07 12:58:04 GMT
    The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport.
    The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport.
  • Inmate families claim ‘Parole Advocates’ no friend at all

    Inmate families claim ‘Parole Advocates’ no friend at all

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:33 PM EST2014-03-05 18:33:03 GMT
    Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
    Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
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    I-Team: Guns found in schools - Search county-by-county

    I-Team: Guns found in schools - Search county-by-county

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-02-26 15:57:22 GMT
    We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself.
    We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself.
  • I-Team EXCLUSIVE: Jamming prison cell phones

    I-Team EXCLUSIVE: Jamming prison cell phones

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:59 PM EST2014-02-25 23:59:37 GMT
    Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
    Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
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    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-02-25 17:25:37 GMT
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
  • I-Team: The truth behind parole advocates

    I-Team: The truth behind parole advocates

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 8:00 AM EST2014-02-19 13:00:32 GMT
    A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
    A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
  • Court hearing brings new details of 'lucky dog' scandal

    Court hearing brings new details of 'lucky dog' scandal

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-02-18 23:36:02 GMT
    Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
    Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    Monday, February 17 2014 1:42 PM EST2014-02-17 18:42:45 GMT
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
  • New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    Monday, February 17 2014 8:38 AM EST2014-02-17 13:38:01 GMT
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
  • I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:04 AM EST2014-02-14 12:04:06 GMT
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name. 
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name.  But these days, with so much of our business generated on the faceless internet, it's easy for one person's identity to get mixed up with someone else's.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    Monday, February 10 2014 8:24 AM EST2014-02-10 13:24:22 GMT
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
  • I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    Monday, February 10 2014 7:11 AM EST2014-02-10 12:11:00 GMT
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
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    State reacts to I-Team home elevator investigation

    State reacts to I-Team home elevator investigation

    Friday, February 7 2014 12:55 PM EST2014-02-07 17:55:17 GMT
    The state promised action after seeing an I-Team investigation on the hidden dangers of residential elevators, and the Insurance Commissioner has delivered.
    The state promised action after seeing an I-Team investigation on the hidden dangers of residential elevators, and the Insurance Commissioner has delivered.
  • I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:50 AM EST2014-02-07 11:50:04 GMT
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
  • I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 7:43 AM EST2014-02-05 12:43:05 GMT
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
  • I-TEAM: Settlements for some in Bishop Eddie Long's congregation

    I-TEAM: Settlements for some in Bishop Eddie Long's congregation

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 9:47 AM EST2014-02-05 14:47:10 GMT
    He came into church with promises of riches for Bishop Eddie Long's congregation.He left with nearly a million dollars in investments, and according to a lawsuit, nearly all of it was lost.
    He came into church with promises of riches for Bishop Eddie Long's congregation.He left with nearly a million dollars in investments, and according to a lawsuit, nearly all of it was lost.
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    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    Monday, February 3 2014 1:41 PM EST2014-02-03 18:41:41 GMT
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-01-31 16:07:37 GMT
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
  • AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    Friday, January 31 2014 6:36 AM EST2014-01-31 11:36:05 GMT
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
  • I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
  • I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-01-27 11:38:02 GMT
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
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    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:48 AM EST2014-01-24 12:48:56 GMT
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
  • I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:09 AM EST2014-01-24 12:09:04 GMT
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Regulators order composting plant in Toccoa to close

    Regulators order composting plant in Toccoa to close

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-01-24 04:08:20 GMT
    Shut it down -- that's the order from state regulators for a Toccoa composting plant that the FOX 5 I-Team first investigated more than a year ago.
    Shut it down -- that's the order from state regulators for a Toccoa composting plant that the FOX 5 I-Team first investigated more than a year ago.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    I-Team exposes taxpayers wasting tax dollars

    I-Team exposes taxpayers wasting tax dollars

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:55 PM EST2014-01-23 03:55:09 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team found that millions of dollars of materials are gone from local libraries.
    The FOX 5 I-Team found that millions of dollars of materials are gone from local libraries.
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    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 8:19 AM EST2014-01-22 13:19:28 GMT
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
  • I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:40 AM EST2014-01-22 11:40:03 GMT
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
  • Security breach on Fulton County court website

    Security breach on Fulton County court website

    Friday, January 17 2014 3:55 PM EST2014-01-17 20:55:28 GMT
    Some are calling it a massive security breach that exposed people's birth dates and social security numbers on line, for anyone to see.
    Some are calling it a massive security breach that exposed people's birth dates and social security numbers on line, for anyone to see.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Quick House Fixes

    FOX 5 I-Team: Quick House Fixes

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:37 AM EST2014-01-17 12:37:21 GMT
    If you're putting your house on the market, it's time to get it into shape. And there is a way to do it with inexpensive fixes that can make your home pop without crushing your wallet. And it all starts
    If you're putting your house on the market, it's time to get it into shape. And there is a way to do it with inexpensive fixes that can make your home pop without crushing your wallet. And it all starts
  • Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:39 AM EST2014-01-17 11:39:07 GMT
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 8:20 AM EST2014-01-15 13:20:58 GMT
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
  • I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 6:37 AM EST2014-01-15 11:37:07 GMT
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos

    FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos

    Monday, January 13 2014 4:13 PM EST2014-01-13 21:13:52 GMT
    After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.
    After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:49 AM EST2014-01-13 12:49:45 GMT
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
  • I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:34 AM EST2014-01-13 11:34:05 GMT
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Woman to serve 9 years for homeless tax scam

    Woman to serve 9 years for homeless tax scam

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-01-11 01:38:57 GMT
    The owner of a tax preparation service exposed by the Fox5 I-Team will spend more than nine years in  federal prison.
    The owner of a tax preparation service exposed by the Fox5 I-Team will spend more than nine years in  federal prison.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    First look at proposed changes in state forfeiture laws

    First look at proposed changes in state forfeiture laws

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-01-10 04:01:38 GMT
    Governor Nathan Deal wants more transparency and accountability in Georgia's complex laws dealing with seized drug money.
    Governor Nathan Deal wants more transparency and accountability in Georgia's complex laws dealing with seized drug money.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Undercover recordings describe ricin plot

    Undercover recordings describe ricin plot

    Thursday, January 9 2014 7:03 PM EST2014-01-10 00:03:11 GMT
    Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of two Stephens County men accused of trying to manufacture ricin wanted to target Washington, D.C. and Mexican immigrants.
    Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of two Stephens County men accused of trying to manufacture ricin wanted to target Washington, D.C. and Mexican immigrants.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Informant testifies in Ga. militia plot trial

    Informant testifies in Ga. militia plot trial

    A law enforcement informant is expected to take the stand Wednesday morning when the trial for two Georgia men accused in a militia plot resumes.
    A law enforcement informant testified that two north Georgia men were involved in serious conversations about plotting against the federal government.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    City Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

    City Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-01-08 19:32:10 GMT
    A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end.
    A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Prosecutor: 2 men plotted against government sites

    Prosecutor: 2 men plotted against government sites

    A prosecutor says two north Georgia men actively plotted to make a toxic chemical to use as a weapon against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big...
    A prosecutor says two Georgia men plotted to make poison to use against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big but committed no crimes.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Trial to begin for 2 retirees accused in Ga. militia plot

    Trial to begin for 2 retirees accused in Ga. militia plot

    Monday, January 6 2014 6:38 PM EST2014-01-06 23:38:08 GMT
    Two members of a Georgia militia are on trial in Gainesville, Ga. on charges they plotted to make and spread ricin in Atlanta and other major cities.
    Two members of a Georgia militia are on trial in Gainesville, Ga. on charges they plotted to make and spread ricin in Atlanta and other major cities.
  • I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    Monday, January 6 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-01-06 14:40:58 GMT
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
  • I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
  • I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    Friday, January 3 2014 6:49 AM EST2014-01-03 11:49:04 GMT
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
  • I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 6:30 AM EST2014-01-01 11:30:09 GMT
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
  • FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    Monday, December 30 2013 7:48 AM EST2013-12-30 12:48:37 GMT
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
  • I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 AM EST2013-12-30 11:26:07 GMT
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
  • I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-27 11:46:05 GMT
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
  • I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 1:54 PM EST2013-12-25 18:54:00 GMT
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
  • State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    Friday, December 20 2013 3:42 PM EST2013-12-20 20:42:45 GMT
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
  • Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.
    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.  Often those saltwater-soaked automobiles are sold to unsuspecting customers who think they're a run-of-the-mill used car.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Another former Gwinnett County inmate joins lawsuit over restraint chairs

    Another former Gwinnett County inmate joins lawsuit over restraint chairs

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 10:31 PM EST2013-12-19 03:31:34 GMT
    Another former Gwinnett County inmate has joined a federal lawsuit claiming jailers subjected him to "sadistic pain."
    Another former Gwinnett County inmate has joined a federal lawsuit claiming jailers subjected him to "sadistic pain."
  • Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:39 AM EST2013-12-18 12:39:03 GMT
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
  • I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-18 11:41:07 GMT
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    More complaints lodged against solar panel contractor

    More complaints lodged against solar panel contractor

    Monday, December 16 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-12-17 03:56:05 GMT
    Customers of a troubled solar panel contractor claim he's been far more naughty than nice.
    Customers of a troubled solar panel contractor claim he's been far more naughty than nice.
  • Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Monday, December 16 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-16 12:52:04 GMT
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
  • I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-16 11:46:08 GMT
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Stockbridge city manager cleared of police impersonation charges

    Stockbridge city manager cleared of police impersonation charges

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-12 03:35:02 GMT
    An outside investigation has cleared the Stockbridge city manager. He was accused of pretending to be a cop while stopping a trucker in South Georgia.
    An outside investigation has cleared the Stockbridge city manager. He was accused of pretending to be a cop while stopping a trucker in South Georgia.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Georgia National Guard commander's trip to Paris criticized

    Georgia National Guard commander's trip to Paris criticized

    Monday, December 9 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-12-10 03:59:06 GMT
    Because the budget slashing sequestration, the Department of Defense stopped sending its military aircraft to air shows.
    Because the budget slashing sequestration, the Department of Defense stopped sending its military aircraft to air shows.
  • I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    Friday, December 6 2013 9:05 AM EST2013-12-06 14:05:07 GMT
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash.
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash. 
  • I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    Friday, December 6 2013 6:35 AM EST2013-12-06 11:35:02 GMT
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Residents say something stinks in Toccoa

    Residents say something stinks in Toccoa

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:39 PM EST2013-12-06 03:39:43 GMT
    People in Toccoa say you can't understand their situation until you take a deep whiff of what they have to smell.
    People in Toccoa say you can't understand their situation until you take a deep whiff of what they have to smell.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Controversial Hindu preacher faces criminal charges

    Controversial Hindu preacher faces criminal charges

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-05 03:46:25 GMT
    A controversial Hindu preacher with a penchant for suing disillusioned followers has returned to Atlanta in handcuffs.
    A controversial Hindu preacher with a penchant for suing disillusioned followers has returned to Atlanta in handcuffs.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Questions raised about campaign season loan to Mayor Kasim Reed

    Questions raised about campaign season loan to Mayor Kasim Reed

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:17 PM EST2013-12-04 19:17:48 GMT
    A campaign season loan made to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is raising a number of questions.
    A campaign season loan made to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is raising a number of questions.
  • Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-04 12:52:37 GMT
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
  • I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:17 AM EST2013-12-04 12:17:01 GMT
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
  • I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:33 AM EST2013-12-02 11:33:03 GMT
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
  • I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    Friday, November 29 2013 6:29 AM EST2013-11-29 11:29:00 GMT
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
  • I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 9:12 AM EST2013-11-27 14:12:58 GMT
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
  • I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-11-27 13:33:01 GMT
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Questions raised about Children's Wish Foundation

    Questions raised about Children's Wish Foundation

    Monday, November 25 2013 10:55 PM EST2013-11-26 03:55:11 GMT
    The Children's Wish Foundation in Sandy Springs has collected money for wishes for more than 25 years.
    The Children's Wish Foundation in Sandy Springs has collected money for wishes for more than 25 years. A FOX 5 I-Team investigation raises disturbing questions about just who this longtime Atlanta-based charity really helps the most.
  • Holiday layaway options: What you should know

    Holiday layaway options: What you should know

    Monday, November 25 2013 8:14 AM EST2013-11-25 13:14:43 GMT
    Layaway is back for the holidays, but this year, there are some changes.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle got the scoop on how big box retailers have tweaked their programs.
    Layaway is back for the holidays, but this year, there are some changes.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle got the scoop on how big box retailers have tweaked their programs.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Veterans angered after man accused of faking Purple Heart honored

    Veterans angered after man accused of faking Purple Heart honored

    Friday, November 22 2013 6:31 PM EST2013-11-22 23:31:01 GMT
    A former Holly Springs officer accused of faking his Purple Heart was involved in a surprising celebration.
    A former Holly Springs officer accused of faking his Purple Heart was involved in a surprising celebration.
  • I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:37 AM EST2013-11-22 12:37:04 GMT
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
  • Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 8:15 AM EST2013-11-20 13:15:16 GMT
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list. 
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list.  But if you start too early, there can be a downside, and it's all about the ability to return a gift later.
  • Apartment nightmares: Where to get help

    Apartment nightmares: Where to get help

    Monday, November 18 2013 8:47 PM EST2013-11-19 01:47:26 GMT
    Apartment complaints can often be settled by simply discussing your concerns with the landlord.
    Apartment complaints can often be settled by simply discussing your concerns with the landlord. If that doesn't work, though, you may want to seek help from your local code enforcement office or county health department.  Click here to find out who to contact.
  • Easy steps to winterize your home

    Easy steps to winterize your home

    Monday, November 18 2013 7:59 AM EST2013-11-18 12:59:34 GMT
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?  If the answer is no, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle's ways to stay warm and save you cash might be just what you need.
  • I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    Monday, November 18 2013 6:14 AM EST2013-11-18 11:14:00 GMT
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
  • I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    Friday, November 15 2013 8:00 AM EST2013-11-15 13:00:36 GMT
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
  • Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:27 AM EST2013-11-15 12:27:49 GMT
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Some counties ban sale of pipes used to smoke meth

    Some counties ban sale of pipes used to smoke meth

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:34 PM EST2013-11-15 03:34:49 GMT
    A growing number of metro counties are targeting convenience stores in the battle against meth addiction.
    A growing number of metro counties are targeting convenience stores in the battle against meth addiction.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Some Atlanta fire officials work for same clubs they inspect

    Some Atlanta fire officials work for same clubs they inspect

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:39 PM EST2013-11-14 03:39:32 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-team found some city inspectors are working extra jobs for the very same nightclubs their office inspects.
    City of Atlanta fire inspectors are supposed to make sure you're safe from fire, whether it's an outdoor festival or an indoor nightclub. But our FOX 5 I-team found some city inspectors are working extra jobs for the very same nightclubs their office inspects.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

    State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-11-14 00:14:25 GMT
    The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff.
    The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff.
  • I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:56 AM EST2013-11-13 12:56:51 GMT
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
  • I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 6:52 AM EST2013-11-13 11:52:04 GMT
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you. But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can show you how to slash that bill.
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you.There's the price of just the phone, the data plan and also texting costs. It all adds up.But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Pipes used to smoke crystal meth sold at convenience stores

    Pipes used to smoke crystal meth sold at convenience stores

    Monday, November 11 2013 11:05 PM EST2013-11-12 04:05:02 GMT
    A FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation reveals that your neighborhood convenience store could be helping meth addicts do drugs.
    A FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation reveals that your neighborhood convenience store could be helping meth addicts do drugs.
  • Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Monday, November 11 2013 9:56 AM EST2013-11-11 14:56:55 GMT
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list. 
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list.  But the Better Business Bureau warns that there is a company confusing folks into thinking they are the Post Office.
  • I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    Monday, November 11 2013 7:14 AM EST2013-11-11 12:14:01 GMT
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
  • I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:46 PM EST2013-11-08 18:46:00 GMT
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
  • I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    Friday, November 8 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-11-08 13:20:03 GMT
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Sheriff's investigator doubted Douglas DA David McDade's stolen guns report

    Sheriff's investigator doubted Douglas DA David McDade's stolen guns report

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-08 04:16:22 GMT
    When the Douglas County district attorney reported he was the victim of a crime, it sparked a Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigation.
    When the Douglas County district attorney reported he was the victim of a crime, it sparked a Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigation. But the lead investigator on that stolen gun case told his bosses he didn't believe the district attorney's story.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Hidden camera exposes a vacation company's broken promises

    Hidden camera exposes a vacation company's broken promises

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-11-07 04:28:10 GMT
    They dangle those two words we all love to hear: free vacation.  But in Georgia, free has to mean free, otherwise it can mean trouble for the travel company making those promises.
    They dangle those two words we all love to hear: free vacation.  But in Georgia, free has to mean free, otherwise it can mean trouble for the travel company making those promises.
  • Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:46 AM EST2013-11-06 12:46:20 GMT
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
  • I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 6:36 AM EST2013-11-06 11:36:00 GMT
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
  • I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    Monday, November 4 2013 8:03 AM EST2013-11-04 13:03:06 GMT
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
  • Used car sales: The downside

    Used car sales: The downside

    Friday, November 1 2013 8:58 AM EDT2013-11-01 12:58:09 GMT
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a serious downside to consider.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Deputy Chief: Clayton County firefighters 'misled' by charity

    Deputy Chief: Clayton County firefighters 'misled' by charity

    Thursday, October 31 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-11-01 03:10:38 GMT
    A top Clayton County fire chief says firefighters were angry to learn some of the money donated during recent boot drives did not go to charities.
    A top Clayton County fire chief says firefighters were angry to learn some of the money donated during recent boot drives did not go to charities.
  • I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-10-30 12:46:01 GMT
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
  • I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-10-25 15:22:55 GMT
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.  
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.   It's a re-loadable pre-paid debit card, but it's cash in hand, so if someone gets hold of that number, it can be drained of money in no time.
  • I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    Friday, October 25 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-10-25 10:56:00 GMT
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Fired officer in Henry County sex scandal fights to get her job back

    Fired officer in Henry County sex scandal fights to get her job back

    Thursday, October 24 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-10-24 15:35:16 GMT
    A former Henry County police officer accused of risqué behavior with some of her coworkers claims that she's the real victim.
    A former Henry County police officer accused of risqué behavior with some of her coworkers claims that she's the real victim.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified

    Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-10-23 20:30:50 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team has confirmed the identity of the fired police officer at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County.
    The FOX 5 I-Team has confirmed the identity of the fired police officer at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County.
  • Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:10 AM EDT2013-10-23 10:10:03 GMT
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  .
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  They're not for everyone, but it's a midway stop between their home and a nursing home.  Your loved one may really need to be in a nursing home, and if that's the case, putting them in an ALH could be dangerous.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Gwinnett County makes changes to blood-seizing practice

    Gwinnett County makes changes to blood-seizing practice

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-10-23 02:42:20 GMT
    The Gwinnett County jail has backed off a controversial practice in how they seize blood from suspected drunk drivers.
    The Gwinnett County jail has backed off a controversial practice in how they seize blood from suspected drunk drivers.
  • Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-10-21 11:02:01 GMT
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
  • Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Friday, October 18 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-10-18 15:26:52 GMT
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
  • Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Friday, October 18 2013 8:53 AM EDT2013-10-18 12:53:09 GMT
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
  • I-Team: When to use your credit card

    I-Team: When to use your credit card

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 9:32 AM EDT2013-10-16 13:32:25 GMT
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.  There are times when it should be your go-to payment method, and FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle tells you why.
  • Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 8:24 AM EDT2013-10-16 12:24:00 GMT
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished. 
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished.   That means used-- but fixed up to be "like new." FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle gives you some ideas about how to wade through what items are good to buy used, and which ones are better bought brand new.
  • I-Team: Animal advocate charged with abandonment

    I-Team: Animal advocate charged with abandonment

    Monday, October 14 2013 9:26 AM EDT2013-10-14 13:26:47 GMT
    In a crazy twist, a local woman known by her neighbors and friends as an animal advocate is charged with animal abandonment.  The case started when she dropped a stray kitten off at a shelter.
    In a crazy twist, a local woman known by her neighbors and friends as an animal advocate is charged with animal abandonment.  The case started when she dropped a stray kitten off at a shelter.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    GBI investigating break-in of Douglas Co. DA's county car

    GBI investigating break-in of Douglas Co. DA's county car

    Friday, October 11 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-10-11 16:22:08 GMT
    There's another twist in the ongoing investigation of Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.
    There's another twist in the ongoing investigation of Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.
  • I-Team: Case dismissed against contractor

    I-Team: Russell Clark's case dismissed

    Friday, October 11 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-10-11 14:49:21 GMT
    A Gwinnett County man whose house was nearly destroyed in a police shootout has got more bad news. 
    A Gwinnett County man whose house was nearly destroyed in a police shootout has got more bad news.  The case against the contractor accused of taking his money instead of repairing his home has been dismissed.
  • Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

    Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

    Friday, October 11 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-10-11 11:41:01 GMT
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales. 
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales.  This weekend marks one of the biggest for sales amongst retailers, and no matter where you shop, there's a good chance they're offering a deal.
  • Affordable braces? Tips to help you save

    Affordable braces? Tips to help you save

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 9:56 AM EDT2013-10-09 13:56:00 GMT
    Americans are known for their pearly whites, but we pay for it—and it isn't cheap. 
    Americans are known for their pearly whites, but we pay for it—and it isn't cheap.  If you have more than one child who needs braces, you have quite an expense on your hands—but FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle found some ways to make it a little more manageable.
  • I-Team: 'Pinkwashing' warning

    I-Team: 'Pinkwashing' warning

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-10-09 12:31:39 GMT
    It's October, and pink is everywhere.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone from family members to football players are posing in pink. 
    It's October, and pink is everywhere.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone from family members to football players are posing in pink.  And while good charities are raising money, the FOX 5 I-Team wants to warn you about something called "pinkwashing."
  • Study says fewer bank accounts is better for saving

    Study says fewer bank accounts is better for saving

    Monday, October 7 2013 8:26 AM EDT2013-10-07 12:26:02 GMT
    How many bank accounts do you have?  Most of us have a few.  But it might be time to start paring down.
    How many bank accounts do you have?  Most of us have a few.  But it might be time to start paring down.
  • FTC warns of telephone 'utility bill scam'

    FTC warns of telephone 'utility bill scam'

    Monday, October 7 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-10-07 11:48:01 GMT
    An old telephone scam with a new twist is picking up steam.  It's bad enough that the Federal Trade Commission has just issued a warning about what it calls "the utility bill scam." 
    An old telephone scam with a new twist is picking up steam.  It's bad enough that the Federal Trade Commission has just issued a warning about what it calls "the utility bill scam."   So how can you defend yourself?
  • Tips to help you negotiate healthcare bills

    Tips to help you negotiate healthcare bills

    Friday, October 4 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-10-04 16:04:42 GMT
    There's a lot of talk about healthcare these days, but the I-Team has news that will empower you!  If you end up in the hospital, the bill you get afterwards can be shocking. 
    There's a lot of talk about healthcare these days, but the I-Team has news that will empower you!  If you end up in the hospital, the bill you get afterwards can be shocking.  Insurance might cover some of it, but for a lot of people, that's not the case.  If you've ever wondered how you'll pay a big bill like that, we've got some suggestions.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    I-Team examines Clayton Co. Fire Dept. Boot Drive donations

    I-Team examines Clayton Co. Fire Dept. Boot Drive donations

    Friday, October 4 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-10-04 15:09:45 GMT
    For the past seven years, Clayton County firefighter charities collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from boot drives and gave most of the money to other charities.
    For the past seven years, Clayton County firefighter charities collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from boot drives and gave most of the money to other charities. However, an audit obtained by the FOX 5 I-Team said that Clayton County should sever all ties with the charity.
  • David vs. Goliath: Tom Sullivan's best eBay advice

    David vs. Goliath: Tom Sullivan's best eBay advice

    Friday, October 4 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-10-04 11:41:02 GMT
    For decades, Atlantans have woken up to Tom Sullivan on their radios.  But you might not know that he's also somewhat of an expert eBay seller, and he's got quite a story to tell.
    For decades, Atlantans have woken up to Tom Sullivan on their radios.  But you might not know that he's also somewhat of an expert eBay seller, and he's got quite a story to tell.
  • I-Team: Identity mix-up goes to court

    I-Team: Identity mix-up goes to court

    The FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle first explained last week the problem one of the FOX 5 Atlanta family was having with debt collectors mistaking him for another man. It's a mess that ended up in court.
    The FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle first explained last week the problem one of the FOX 5 Atlanta family was having with debt collectors mistaking him for another man. It's a mess that ended up in court.
  • How to choose the right summer camp for your kids

    How to choose the right summer camp for your kids

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-10-02 10:39:02 GMT
    Summer is a break for kids, but you still need to keep them busy. So you sign them up for camp, hoping to keep the kids entertained at a safe camp and all at an affordable price.
    Summer is a break for kids, but you still need to keep them busy. So you sign them up for camp, hoping to keep the kids entertained at a safe camp and all at an affordable price.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    3 Henry County police sergeants demoted after sex scandal

    3 Henry County police sergeants demoted after sex scandal

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 1:35 AM EDT2013-10-01 05:35:42 GMT
    Three Henry County police officers have lost their jobs and three others were demoted in the wake of a sex scandal involving a female officer.
    Three Henry County police officers have lost their jobs and three others were demoted in the wake of a sex scandal involving a female officer.
  • Couple fed up with wrong number calls contacts Call for Action

    Couple fed up with wrong number calls contacts Call for Action

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-09-25 10:51:04 GMT
    Can you imagine getting as many as 10 phone calls a day, and all of them are the wrong number?  A Henry County couple does know what that feels like.
    Can you imagine getting as many as 10 phone calls a day, and all of them are the wrong number?  A Henry County couple does know what that feels like.
  • Where do your tax dollars go?

    Where do your tax dollars go?

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 5:02 AM EDT2013-09-18 09:02:04 GMT
    The amount of money many of us pay in taxes in a given year is often times larger than any purchase we'd make.  Where does that really money go?  Well, there is a way to find out.
    The amount of money many of us pay in taxes in a given year is often times larger than any purchase we'd make.  Where does that really money go?  Well, there is a way to find out.
  • Odometer rollbacks a growing problem in Georgia

    Odometer rollbacks a growing problem in Georgia

    Friday, September 13 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-09-13 10:24:06 GMT
    Many of us buy used cars because they're more affordable. But, you want to make sure the price you're paying matches up to the car you're getting.
    Many of us buy used cars because they're more affordable. But, you want to make sure the price you're paying matches up to the car you're getting.
  • How to dig your way out of debt

    How to dig your way out of debt

    Monday, September 9 2013 8:28 AM EDT2013-09-09 12:28:04 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about how to dig yourself out of debt.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has some sure-fire ways to get financially fit.
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about how to dig yourself out of debt.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has some sure-fire ways to get financially fit.
  • Should you refinance your mortgage?

    Should you refinance your mortgage?

    Friday, September 6 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-09-06 09:16:04 GMT
    With mortgage rates at historic lows, it has many people thinking about refinancing. Cutting your mortgage payment down sounds like a good idea, but, refinancing is not for everybody.
    With mortgage rates at historic lows, it has many people thinking about refinancing. Cutting your mortgage payment down sounds like a good idea, but, refinancing is not for everybody.
  • Home staging can help sell your home

    Home staging can help sell your home

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-09-04 10:38:01 GMT
    The housing market is making a comeback, and that's great news.  But, there is still some work you have to do to get buyers interested in your home. So, what can you do to make your home stand out against the others?
    The housing market is making a comeback, and that's great news.  But, there is still some work you have to do to get buyers interested in your home. So, what can you do to make your home stand out against the others?
  • Is renter's insurance affordable?

    Is renter's insurance affordable?

    Monday, September 2 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-09-02 10:41:06 GMT
    There are more renters in homes and apartments than ever before.  But, according to national statistics, more than half don't have renter's insurance.
    There are more renters in homes and apartments than ever before.  But, according to national statistics, more than half don't have renter's insurance.
  • Metro Atlanta housing market sees comeback

    Metro Atlanta housing market sees comeback

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-08-28 10:24:02 GMT
    Houses are selling again, and that's good news for many people. In fact, there aren't enough houses on the market for the number of buyers out there looking.
    Houses are selling again, and that's good news for many people. In fact, there aren't enough houses on the market for the number of buyers out there looking.
  • Beware of sneaky credit card charges

    Beware of sneaky credit card charges

    Friday, August 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-08-23 10:46:01 GMT
    Most of us are on alert for obvious fraudulent charges on our credits cards. But, what you are more likely to miss are what are called gray charges -- $5 here, $20 there – and it can go on and on.
    Most of us are on alert for obvious fraudulent charges on our credits cards. But, what you are more likely to miss are what are called gray charges -- $5 here, $20 there – and it can go on and on.
  • Federal raid threatens supplemental insurance for thousands

    Federal raid threatens supplemental insurance for thousands

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-08-21 14:44:07 GMT
    Federal agents raided the Florida headquarters of Universal Health Care, shutting down the offices and leaving hundreds of employees out of work. 
    Federal agents raided the Florida headquarters of Universal Health Care, shutting down the offices and leaving hundreds of employees out of work.  The move means 7,500 Georgians could potentially be without supplemental health insurance.
  • Pay yourself first when it comes to savings, retirement

    Pay yourself first when it comes to savings, retirement

    Friday, August 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-08-16 10:53:00 GMT
    Financial planning is more important than it's ever been. There are fears that Social Security won't be there when you need it, and companies rarely offer pensions anymore.
    Financial planning is more important than it's ever been. There are fears that Social Security won't be there when you need it, and companies rarely offer pensions anymore.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Tax service in hot water over preparing returns

    Tax service in hot water over preparing returns

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-08-14 10:59:08 GMT
    Every year people pay too much to have tax returns prepared, and usually they are returns that can easily be done for free.
    Every year people pay too much to have tax returns prepared, and usually they are returns that can easily be done for free. But, if you really hate doing your own return, you might want to pay anyway – but only so much.
  • Saving money at the grocery store

    Saving money at the grocery store

    Monday, August 12 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-08-12 10:51:00 GMT
    Going to the grocery store is probably just one more thing on your to-do list. Grocers, on the other hand, take your each and every visit very seriously.
    Going to the grocery store is probably just one more thing on your to-do list. Grocers, on the other hand, take your each and every visit very seriously. The sales, even the lay out of the store, are designed to get you to buy more.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Watch Brokers target of federal investigation

    Watch Brokers target of federal investigation

    Friday, August 9 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-08-09 10:43:01 GMT
    A Buckhead business the I-Team first exposed is now the target of a federal investigation. Watch Brokers dealt in pricey time pieces until investigators shut them down.
    A Buckhead business the I-Team first exposed is now the target of a federal investigation. Watch Brokers dealt in pricey time pieces until investigators shut them down. So, what's happening to the millions of dollars customers want back?
  • Take advantage of reinstated tax breaks

    Take advantage of reinstated tax breaks

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-08-07 10:53:05 GMT
    It's March and the fiscal cliff fallout continues.  If you haven't done your taxes yet, or even if you have, there are some retroactive rules you will want to know about.
    It's March and the fiscal cliff fallout continues.  If you haven't done your taxes yet, or even if you have, there are some retroactive rules you will want to know about.
  • I-Team: Drivers using cellphones cause 24% car crashes

    I-Team: Drivers using cellphones cause 24% car crashes

    Monday, August 5 2013 7:34 AM EDT2013-08-05 11:34:44 GMT
    Ready for some sobering driving stats?  The number of car crashes involving cell phone use is on the rise. 
    Ready for some sobering driving stats?  The number of car crashes involving cell phone use is on the rise.  Despite all of the information out there about the risks, and laws in place to cut back on texting and driving, things are getting worse.
  • Are you getting the mechanic runaround?

    Are you getting the mechanic runaround?

    Monday, August 5 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-08-05 10:54:01 GMT
    What happens if you dropped your car off at the shop and you can't get your mechanic to finish the job? Or your truck is ready, but not at the price you originally agreed to pay?  Is there anything you can do?
    What happens if you dropped your car off at the shop and you can't get your mechanic to finish the job? Or your truck is ready, but not at the price you originally agreed to pay?  Is there anything you can do?
  • How to reduce the junk mail in your mailbox

    How to reduce the junk mail in your mailbox

    Friday, August 2 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-08-02 10:46:03 GMT
    Junk mail still comes in the mail, and it can be just as maddening as an inbox filled with unwanted solicitations.
    Junk mail still comes in the mail, and it can be just as maddening as an inbox filled with unwanted solicitations.
  • When moving, it pays to plan ahead

    When moving, it pays to plan ahead

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-31 10:39:01 GMT
    Moving season is just ahead of us, and that means rogue moving companies are getting ready to try to get your business.
    Moving season is just ahead of us, and that means rogue moving companies are getting ready to try to get your business.
  • Beware of vacation scams arriving in the mail

    Beware of vacation scams arriving in the mail

    Monday, July 29 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-07-29 10:43:03 GMT
    Spring is just nine days away, so it's the time for shady vacation offers to starting coming in the mail. So, how can avoid being taken by these cheap, maybe even free, vacation offers?
    Spring is just nine days away, so it's the time for shady vacation offers to starting coming in the mail. So, how can avoid being taken by these cheap, maybe even free, vacation offers?
  • Do your homework when it comes to home warranties

    Do your homework when it comes to home warranties

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-24 10:39:04 GMT
    Last summer was extremely hot, and it wasn't a good time to have an air conditioner break down. A young family found themselves in that predicament, and their home warranty turned out to be no guarantee at all.
    Last summer was extremely hot, and it wasn't a good time to have an air conditioner break down. A young family found themselves in that predicament, and their home warranty turned out to be no guarantee at all.
  • Ask Consumer Ed: Should you co-sign a loan?

    Ask Consumer Ed: Should you co-sign a loan?

    Monday, July 22 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-07-22 12:16:03 GMT
    You may have been tempted to help a friend or family member by cosigning a loan for them, but is it really a good idea?
    You may have been tempted to help a friend or family member by cosigning a loan for them, but is it really a good idea?
  • Tax time: Can you deduct medical expenses?

    Tax time: Can you deduct medical expenses?

    Friday, July 19 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-07-19 12:42:02 GMT
    If you haven't tackled those taxes yet, we've got some information you want to know. 
    If you haven't tackled those taxes yet, we've got some information you want to know.  It's a complicated maze trying to sort out what you can deduct and what you can't, but if you're wondering about deducting medical expenses, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle can help.
  • Group finds fish mislabeled in restaurants, sushi bars

    Group finds fish mislabeled in restaurants, sushi bars

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-07-17 10:40:02 GMT
    If you're a fish and sushi lover, there is a good chance you might not be eating what you ordered. A recent investigation uncovered what it calls "widespread seafood fraud."
    If you're a fish and sushi lover, there is a good chance you might not be eating what you ordered. A recent investigation uncovered what it calls "widespread seafood fraud."
  • FTC shuts down company, alleges $25M in unauthorized charges

    FTC shuts down company, alleges $25M in unauthorized charges

    Monday, July 15 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-07-15 10:55:06 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a company it claims billed consumers to the tune of $25 million without their consent.
    The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a company it claims billed consumers to the tune of $25 million without their consent.
  • Why do we buy products made overseas?

    Why do we buy products made overseas?

    Friday, July 12 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-07-12 10:55:08 GMT
    Buying only products labeled 'Made in America' sounds good, but talking about it and doing it are two different things. Many labels and packages on U.S. shelves show foreign countries.
    Buying only products labeled 'Made in America' sounds good, but talking about it and doing it are two different things. Many labels and packages on U.S. shelves show foreign countries. What's harder to find is a 'Made in the USA' tag.
  • Avoid costly mistakes this tax season

    Avoid costly mistakes this tax season

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-10 10:39:00 GMT
    It's tax season and that means many of us are getting our paperwork together. Before you file, make sure you are not committing any tax blunders that can cost you money.
    It's tax season and that means many of us are getting our paperwork together. Before you file, make sure you are not committing any tax blunders that can cost you money.
  • Do you know today's drug slang?

    Do you know today's drug slang?

    Monday, July 8 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-07-08 10:51:00 GMT
    With each generation of young people comes new drug slang. But in this case, what you don't know can hurt your child. Not only are the names new to parents, but the drugs they represent are new too.
    With each generation of young people comes new drug slang. But in this case, what you don't know can hurt your child. Not only are the names new to parents, but the drugs they represent are new too.
  • Circuit breaker panels pose fire danger

    Circuit breaker panels pose fire danger

    Friday, July 5 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-07-05 12:46:00 GMT
    Circuit breaker panels aren't very interesting, and they're usually hidden away from view.  But, they are a vital part of home safety.  
    Circuit breaker panels aren't very interesting, and they're usually hidden away from view.  But, they are a vital part of home safety.   So what happens when instead of preventing fires, they start them instead?  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has a look in an investigation on circuit breaker panels that are in homes everywhere.
  • New judge, same problems at DeKalb traffic court

    New judge, same problems at DeKalb traffic court

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-07-03 11:03:19 GMT
    As the I-Team's Dana Fowle discovered, a new chief judge at the DeKalb County Recorders Court doesn't mean the internal process is by any means problem-free.
    As the I-Team's Dana Fowle discovered, a new chief judge at the DeKalb County Recorders Court doesn't mean the internal process is by any means problem-free.
  • Last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas for under $35

    Last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas for under $35

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-07-03 10:40:06 GMT
    Valentine's Day less than 24 hours away and if you still haven't gotten your significant other that perfect gift, we have you covered! Good Day Atlanta has some last-minute gift ideas, all for under $35!
    Valentine's Day less than 24 hours away and if you still haven't gotten your significant other that perfect gift, we have you covered! Good Day Atlanta has some last-minute gift ideas, all for under $35!
  • Are BPA-free plastics really safe?

    Are BPA-free plastics really safe?

    Monday, July 1 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-07-01 10:38:00 GMT
    Many parents buy BPA-free plastic because they think it's safer for their children. A new scientific study says that might not be risk-free after all.
    Many parents buy BPA-free plastic because they think it's safer for their children. A new scientific study says that might not be risk-free after all.
  • What's in your eggs?

    What's in your eggs?

    Friday, June 28 2013 8:48 AM EDT2013-06-28 12:48:01 GMT
    Next time you're at the grocery store, take a long look at the egg section.  It's changed a lot in recent years.  Eggs are back in favor, and now stores stock up on every kind you can imagine. 
    Next time you're at the grocery store, take a long look at the egg section.  It's changed a lot in recent years.  Eggs are back in favor, and now stores stock up on every kind you can imagine.  What's so special about them?  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle asked the experts.
  • Local wig business gets bad reviews online

    Local wig business gets bad reviews online

    Friday, June 28 2013 7:20 AM EDT2013-06-28 11:20:28 GMT
    Wigs are a big, big business these days. Lots of web sites have popped up offering the latest styles, but there is a local company making an online splash for its bad reviews.
    Wigs are a big, big business these days. Lots of web sites have popped up offering the latest styles, but there is a local company making an online splash for its bad reviews.  In fact, the complaints have come from as far away as Dubai.
  • Call for Action: Mr. Johnson's minivan

    Call for Action: Mr. Johnson's minivan

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-06-26 10:38:04 GMT
    Sidney Johnson owns a minivan free and clear, but getting to that point was a bumpy ride.
    Sidney Johnson owns a minivan free and clear, but getting to that point was a bumpy ride.
  • IRS offers Free File program

    IRS offers Free File program

    Monday, June 24 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-06-24 10:41:00 GMT
    Tax filing season is officially open for business, and this year there are a couple of things you should know: Your refund will take longer to get back to you, and you can file for free.
    Tax filing season is officially open for business, and this year there are a couple of things you should know: Your refund will take longer to get back to you, and you can file for free.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Why are Justin Bieber concert tickets hard to get?

    Why are Justin Bieber concert tickets hard to get?

    Friday, June 21 2013 6:37 AM EDT2013-06-21 10:37:04 GMT
    Today's hot young music stars sell out huge arenas in minutes. But if you wait a few more minutes, tickets will pop up on the Internet at incredibly inflated prices.
    Today's hot young music stars sell out huge arenas in minutes. But if you wait a few more minutes, tickets will pop up on the Internet at incredibly inflated prices. How can a 15,000 seat venue sell out so fast time and time again?
  • Call for Action: Your computer's money back guarantee

    Call for Action: Your computer's money back guarantee

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:08 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:08:04 GMT
    If something goes wrong with your computer, who exactly will refund your money? The answer might surprise you!
    If something goes wrong with your computer, who exactly will refund your money? The answer might surprise you!
  • Know the rules on credit card late payment fees

    Know the rules on credit card late payment fees

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:37 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:37:04 GMT
    Some of us have missed a credit card payment. We get busy and sometimes you just forget, but the credit card company doesn't.
    Some of us have missed a credit card payment. We get busy and sometimes you just forget, but the credit card company doesn't.
  • FTC orders company to back off health claims on pomegranate juice

    FTC orders company to back off health claims on pomegranate juice

    Monday, June 17 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 11:13:04 GMT
    Pomegranate juice has been sold as a real 'cure-all' over the last couple of years. But in a decision made this month, the FTC has ordered at least one manufacturer to back off on its strong health claims.
    Pomegranate juice has been sold as a real 'cure-all' over the last couple of years. But in a decision made this month, the Federal Trade Commission has ordered at least one manufacturer to back off some pretty strong health claims.
  • Man continues fight with diamond dealer

    Man continues fight with diamond dealer

    Friday, June 14 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-06-14 10:43:15 GMT
    A local man disputed a credit card charge, and while he got his money refunded he also found himself handcuffed and arrested.
    A local man disputed a credit card charge, and while he got his money refunded he also found himself handcuffed and arrested.
  • BBB releases list of top 10 scams of 2012

    BBB releases list of top 10 scams of 2012

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-06-12 10:59:03 GMT
    The Better Business Bureau always takes a look back at the previous year, and compiles its top 10 scams list.
    The Better Business Bureau always takes a look back at the previous year, and compiles its top 10 scams list. According to the I-Team, the list are schemes that have been around as long as the BBB, 100 years. The only thing different is the technology.
  • Ask Consumer Ed: Background checks

    Ask Consumer Ed: Background checks

    Monday, June 10 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-06-10 10:38:00 GMT
    What if you are turned down for a job because the information found on a background check didn't match up to what was on the job application? How do you make sure they do match up?
    What if you are turned down for a job because the information found on a background check didn't match up to what was on the job application? How do you make sure they do match up?
  • What do barcodes have to do with stolen concert tickets?

    What do barcodes have to do with stolen concert tickets?

    Friday, June 7 2013 6:44 AM EDT2013-06-07 10:44:05 GMT
    One of the most coveted gifts a young person can get is a concert ticket to see their favorite group or artist. They can be hard to get, and expensive.
    One of the most coveted gifts a young person can get is a concert ticket to see their favorite group or artist. They can be hard to get, and expensive.
  • Call for Action: The case of the confusing deductible

    Call for Action: The case of the confusing deductible

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 6:48 AM EDT2013-06-05 10:48:02 GMT
    Call for Action is starting out this new year by living up to its name: getting action. A woman who had lost her job was on the hook for $1,000 after a car accident.
    Call for Action is starting out this new year by living up to its name: getting action. A woman who had lost her job was on the hook for $1,000 after a car accident.
  • Picking a gym? What you need to know

    Picking a gym? What you need to know

    Monday, June 3 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-06-03 11:26:04 GMT
    It's a New Year, and for many people, it's time to start working on that New Year's resolution to lose weight.
    It's a New Year, and for many people, it's time to start working on that New Year's resolution to lose weight.  If you're out to pick a gym, you need to make sure you don't start off 2013 by making a big mistake.
  • Marketing company 'Loclly' continues to receive complaints

    Marketing company 'Loclly' continues to receive complaints

    Friday, May 31 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-31 11:01:08 GMT
    Getting a great discount offer is not a deal if you can't get what you paid for, and that seems to be the case with a Buckhead marketing company called Loclly.
    Getting a great discount offer is not a deal if you can't get what you paid for, and that seems to be the case with a Buckhead marketing company called Loclly.
  • Stricter rules in place for some Target gift returns

    Stricter rules in place for some Target gift returns

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 7:05 AM EDT2013-05-29 11:05:01 GMT
    If you got a holiday gift from Target, and are looking to return it, their return policy has changed. It's stricter now when it comes to certain purchases.
    If you got a holiday gift from Target, and are looking to return it, their return policy has changed. It's stricter now when it comes to certain purchases.
  • 2013 to be an expensive year for consumers

    2013 to be an expensive year for consumers

    Monday, May 27 2013 5:46 AM EDT2013-05-27 09:46:01 GMT
    There are a number of items that are going up in price in 2013, and the culprit for some of the price increases is the weather.
    There are a number of items that are going up in price in 2013, and the culprit for some of the price increases is the weather.
  • How do you spot a vehicle damaged by a flood?

    How do you spot a vehicle damaged by a flood?

    Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:15:00 GMT
    Some of the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy was to cars from the flooded streets and garages, and some of those automobiles are expected to trickle into the automobile market.
    Some of the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy was to cars from the flooded streets and garages, and some of those automobiles are expected to trickle into the automobile market.
  • What can you do with an unwanted gift card?

    What can you do with an unwanted gift card?

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    These days, getting a gift card as a present has happened to most of us. But, it still doesn't guarantee that it's a gift you'll love.
  • Call for Action team helps teen get scholarship

    Call for Action team helps teen get scholarship

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    Maria Boudet is a teen who had been living in foster care. She worked hard and earned a college scholarship. But the scholarship was revoked when Boudet's life-long wish was answered; she was adopted.
    Maria Boudet is a teen who had been living in foster care. She worked hard and earned a college scholarship. But the scholarship was revoked when Boudet's life-long wish was answered; she was adopted.
  • What should you do with your old iPhone?

    What should you do with your old iPhone?

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-05-15 09:09:17 GMT
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    Some of you may have asked for the iPhone 5 to be under the Christmas tree and you got it. So, do you get rid of your old phone?
  • Beware of secret shopper scams

    Beware of mystery shopper scams

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 6:45 AM EDT2013-05-08 10:45:06 GMT
    Any chance to make a little extra money before the holidays is welcome, but sometimes there is a fine line between making money and losing money.
    Any chance to make a little extra money before the holidays is welcome, but sometimes there is a fine line between making money and losing money.
  • Holiday debt: How to avoid it this year

    Holiday debt: How to avoid it this year

    Monday, May 6 2013 7:49 AM EDT2013-05-06 11:49:00 GMT
    It's easy to get caught up in the joy of giving, and by January, you may have quite a credit card hangover. 
    It's easy to get caught up in the joy of giving, and by January, you may have quite a credit card hangover.  But before you find yourself buried in debt, the FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has some ideas on how you can rein it in this year.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

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    Company's reputation hijacked by Flat Rate Movers, LLC

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 7:06 AM EDT2013-05-01 11:06:00 GMT
    A local moving company's good name has been hijacked by a rogue moving company. Atlanta Flat Rate Movers says the confusion is costing them not only money, but their reputation.
    A local moving company's good name has been hijacked by a rogue moving company. Atlanta Flat Rate Movers says the confusion is costing them not only money, but their reputation.
  • Many online retailers offering customer service options

    Many online retailers offering customer service options

    Monday, April 29 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-04-29 10:47:04 GMT
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    Many of us now do all of our shopping online. It's quick, and it's easy. However what you sacrifice is the face-to-face connection with the seller.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    I-TEAM: No-Show judges at the Atlanta Municipal Court

    No-Show judges at the Atlanta Municipal Court

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    On a rainy Monday morning, hundreds line up at the Atlanta Municipal Court. Most of them made the trek for the same reason; to resolve a traffic ticket. But it turns out some made the trip for nothing.
    On a rainy Monday morning, hundreds line up at the Atlanta Municipal Court. Most of them made the trek for the same reason; to resolve a traffic ticket. But it turns out some made the trip for nothing.
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  • Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

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    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
  • Queens Beer Week kicks off

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    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

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    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
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