Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
The Consumer Protection division of the Office of the North Carolina Attorney General has been busy, fielding 23,205 calls last year from angry consumers.
The topics range from home repair schemes and lending fraud to trouble with collection agencies and car repair businesses.
That is an increase in the number of calls received in 2011 by 25%.
"I think that is a reflection of the economy and the fact that we're getting out there more to let consumers know they can complain to our office if they have a problem," said North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Topping the list of complaints is unwanted calls from telemarketers, even when people have placed their phone numbers on the Do Not Call Registry.
"It does protect you from calls from legitimate businesses and believe me if you were not on the registry you'd get significantly more calls from businesses. Unfortunately we have seen a number of fraudulent companies living on the edge and not abiding by the registry and violating North Carolina law with pre-recorded calls," Cooper added.
To see the entire Top 10 List of Consumer Complaints for 2012 and to view the Top Ten Consumer Tips to avoid becoming a victim, click here.
To put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, click here.