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Police warn of ‘terrifying’ phone scam targeting parents

Police warn of ‘terrifying’ phone scam targeting parents

Police are warning parents about a virtual kidnapping scam that begins with a single phone call.

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MVD: Buying a vehicle? Check its history

MVD: Buying a vehicle? Check its history

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division cautions consumers to beware of potential fraud when buying a car.

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Alert: Businesses targeted by tax scam

Alert: Businesses targeted by tax scam

Cybercriminals are trying to trick payroll employees who work for businesses. The scam first surfaced last tax season and this year, it's already getting traction.

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PCSO: Scam Alert

PCSO: Scam Alert

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has received several phone calls from people and businesses who are claiming top level command staff from the PCSO are notifying them of existing warrants.

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SAFETY TIP: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

SAFETY TIP: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas known as the “silent killer.” The Centers for Disease Control estimates that carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning claims nearly 400 lives and causes more than 20,000 visits to hospital emergency departments annually.

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Teens are eating laundry pods in new social media challenge

Teens are eating laundry pods in new social media challenge

It’s a social media trend that could quickly turn deadly. Teens are putting laundry pods into their mouths as part of the “Tide Pod Challenge,” and if the contents are ingested, the results could land your child or teen in the hospital.

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Safety Tips: Fire Pit Safety

Safety Tips:  Fire Pit Safety

Fire pits are popular, functional and very dangerous but Rural Metro Fire is warning of the dangers of fire pits and recommending safety measures.

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Holiday Toy Safety

Holiday Toy Safety

Each year, more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States, and more than half of those are sold during the holiday season. Although the majority of toys are safe, they can be dangerous if misused or if they fall into the hands of children who are too young to play with them.

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Sheriff Lamb Wants You to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Sheriff Lamb Wants You to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! To ensure your safety this holiday season, Sheriff Lamb and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office hopes you'll consider the following safety tips.

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SCAM ALERT: Be Cautious When Purchasing Last Minute Gift Cards

SCAM ALERT: Be Cautious When Purchasing Last Minute Gift Cards

As the countdown to Christmas begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Arizonans to be extra cautious when making last-minute gift card purchases.

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Scammers using Bitcoin to target victims

Scammers using Bitcoin to target victims

As Sara Mason looks at pictures of her ultrasounds, she can't believe she's about to be a mom.

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Getting your Christmas tree home safely

Getting your Christmas tree home safely

AAA recently published a report with some surprising numbers. The motor club says 500 people were killed over the last four years due to hitting road debris and Christmas trees are considered road debris.

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

The winter holidays are a time for celebration and that means cooking, home decorating, entertaining and an increased risk of fire and accidents. Rural Metro Fire offers these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable:

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Consumer trend: Night vision goggles

Consumer trend: Night vision goggles

Kara Miller was just 30 when she started struggling to see while driving at night. A family member offered some advice.

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Beware of Wire Fraud

If you have not heard about it already, we want to warn you about a nationwide wire scam targeting the money you have saved to purchase (or refinance) your home. This is occurring across the country in almost every market.

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SRP Stresses Safety with Holiday Lighting, Decorations

SRP Stresses Safety with Holiday Lighting, Decorations

As the Valley’s largest electric provider, SRP is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they plug in holiday decorative lights, surge protectors and extension cords. Each year, hundreds of homes are damaged or destroyed by fires that start with overloaded circuits, Christmas trees or holiday lights, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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Clever job scam builds trust before dropping hammer

Clever job scam builds trust before dropping hammer

A Phoenix man says he foiled a sophisticated work-at-home scam and wants to help others know the red flags to look for.

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Are You Frying a Turkey?

Each year numerous injuries and fires occur as a result of unsafe cooking practices.  Frying a turkey can be very dangerous and should be done under very controlled conditions.   

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Alert: Alarming rise in fraudulent online pet ads

Alert: Alarming rise in fraudulent online pet ads

We've talked about pet scams before and what you need to look out for.

Now the Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning. In fact, the BBB says the majority of ads claiming to have a pet for sale are scams.

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Beware of apps that pay

Beware of apps that pay

"I've earned almost $4,000 in the last few years,” Nicole Luboff boasted.

That’s not bad, considering she earned it all just by clicking on surveys or shopping on one of her favorite Apps. But she didn't earn cash exactly. She earned something called Swagbucks.

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