Ask Amy show notes: Avoiding check and bank fraud
We are helping you keep your money safe. With a massive increase in check fraud and banking fraud, Amy Davis talks with Ken Smiley, Executive Vice President for Amegy Bank about the newest ways thieves are targeting customers and what you can do to protect your money.
Ask Amy: 4 questions to ask before buying a car + homeowner stuck with $18K repair bill
Investigator Amy Davis explains what you need to know about buying a new or used car, including ways to save you money and protect you from potential fraud. Plus, the latest in a case of a homeowner stuck with a huge bill after a contractor she did not hire caused damage to her property.
Ask Amy show notes: Car buying, contracts and your rights
This week we talk all things related to buying cars and auto fraud. It's one of the most common questions we get. Amy Davis joins Dana Karni from Lone Star Legal Aid to share what you should know when it comes to used cars, contracts and your rights.
PHOTOS: Love some modern architecture? This Rice Military house on market for $1.1M could be your sweet spot
A home in the Rice Military neighborhood is on the market for $1,179,000, and if you’re a fan of the modern aesthetic, this is one you’ll want to peruse, if only for a look at the standout art featured in the staging.
Can a landlord lock me out of my apartment? Renter’s rights FAQ
From unhealthy and dangerous living conditions to sky-high rent increases, we get a lot of questions about your rights when it comes to renting. The issues impact a lot of people. At least half of all Houstonians are renters. We brought some of your questions to Lone Star Legal Aid attorney Eric Kwartler to get answers.
Ask Amy show notes: Utility work in neighborhoods & your rights
It’s a complaint we hear frequently. Utility companies work in neighborhoods and leave damage or a mess behind. What can you do? Can companies just come to your property? In this week's Ask Amy episode, we've got answers to some of your questions about utility work in neighborhoods in our area.
‘A legit laxative’: Starbucks customers are complaining about stomach issues from new olive oil-infused coffee
Starbucks customers have taken to social media to share their experiences with the coffee chain’s new slate of olive oil-infused drinks, and apparently, for some, the picture is not so pretty.
Why it is really hard to tell if a review is fake
Before you buy just about anything, you probably check reviews to see what other people have to say about it. You’ve heard stories about fake reviews but what you may not know is they are not only designed to trick you into buying junk, they are damaging small businesses that depend on reviews to survive.
Car insurance rates are crazy high right now. We have 5 ways you can save
You may have noticed the cost of car insurance is in overdrive. Many of us are getting bills hundreds of dollars higher at a time when just about everything is more expensive. Our KPRC 2 Investigates team is looking into why rates are rising and some ways you can try to get a lower bill.
Ask Amy show notes: ‘DRAINED’ water bill concerns
The KPRC 2 ‘DRAINED’ Investigation into Houston’s water department is resonating. We have been digging into huge bills and inaccurate meter reads for months. Investigator Amy Davis joins Producer Andrea Slaydon to discuss the highlights of our latest round of cases and what it all means for others looking for help with their own bill issues.
Dealing with IRS delays: What is being done to help backlogs
We are right in the middle of tax filing season for 2022. Still, millions of returns from previous years are still not processed. The backlog is impacting a lot of people, including one Houston woman who called our KPRC 2 Investigates team for help.
Ask Amy: Finding a tax preparer you can trust
As you look to get your taxes done this year, we have a warning. There are fraudulent tax preparers who set up shop with the goal of stealing from you. Often people who are victims of these fraudulent tax schemes don’t know it until months later when they never get a refund. Not only is your money gone but thieves have your important personal information.