Sometimes a surgeon is the salesman. Across the country, there are physician-owned distributorships where doctors own part of a medical device company and then buy (or have their hospital buy) that hardware to use in their own surgeries.
Cutting-edge computer technology designed to mimic the human brain is being used by hackers to create lifelike videos of celebrities and politicians. But now, bad actors are using this readily available tech to target everyday social media users in cryptocurrency scams.
A trip to the emergency room can instantly change your life - not just medically, but financially as well. Americans are burdened with at least $140 billion in outstanding medical debt according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. But help is out there. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with experts on the frontline aiding those “Diagnosed with Debt”.
The FBI said the scam starts when someone contacts you by phone or email pretending to be a representative from your mobile phone carrier. Once the fraudster gets your personal information, they call your service provider and report a lost or stolen sim card.
Certified pre-owned cars are a hot ticket with sales forecasted to break records in 2022. But is that certification worth the extra cost and are the inspections all they claim to be? In this Consumer Crackdown, national investigator Sandra Jones explains what to look for.
Experts say hackers aren’t just taking over your social media accounts, but many are stealing pictures and videos to create a completely new you, and in some cases, it’s a profile that’s up to no good.
The Federal Trade Commission said the recent short supply of at-home COVID tests and long lines at testing sites opened the door for potential scams, with fraudsters targeting your money and your peace of mind.
It takes years for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to remove dangerous products from the market because of its cumbersome rule-making process and ineffective recalls that don’t incentivize consumers to return or destroy dangerous items.
Over the course of the pandemic the FTC, along with the Food and Drug Administration, has sent out cease and desist letters to more than 400 companies and individuals urging them to remove unproven claims that their product treats or prevents COVID-19.
By Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Al Shaw, Lisa Song and Maya Miller
InvestigateTV partnered with ProPublica to look at hotspots where toxic chemicals may significantly raise the risk of cancer. The ProPublica map portrays EPA data in a way never before visualized in this way.
By Jill Riepenhoff, Daniela Molina, Jamie Grey and Lee Zurik
Every year millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from a fund that is padded with fines collected from long-term care facilities that inspections show have put the health and safety of residents in jeopardy.
The murder of Longview businessman Ronnie Horaney may have been a hired hit, according to testimony of a former Texas Ranger who was investigating the case when he became intimately involved with Horaney’s widow.
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Texas Department of Public Safety alleges “a culture of cronyism and outright corruption.” The suit claims policy violations have led to crimes being covered up and impacted high-profile cases, including a Longview murder case.
No one wants to prevent a house fire more than firefighters. A recent fire dynamics study shows our modern home construction may be decreasing the amount of time it takes a structure to become fully engulfed.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of an East Texas woman murdered in a Marshall motel room is being heard in Harrison County this week. Kari Hunt's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her convicted killer, Brad Dunn, as well as OM Lodging, Wyndham Hotel Systems, and the Baymont Franchises.
The cost of health care can be significant, even more so when those expenses arrive unexpectedly. This season's influenza epidemic is forcing millions to seek medical care. The KLTV Investigative team decided to find some helpful tips viewers.