Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:18:17 GMT
More than ever, your children are the target of scam artists. We are constantly on the lookout for identity theft. More >>
More than ever, your children are the target of scam artists. We are constantly on the lookout for identity theft, but your kids are 35 times more likely to fall victim to identity theft than an adult.More >>
Monday, July 21 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:10:13 GMT
Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard.More >>
Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard. So he called the Ohio Attorney General and the Call 11 for Action Office.More >>
(Toledo News Now) -
Whether you're moving two blocks down the street or 2,000 miles across the country, the task is no easier or less daunting. In a search to uncover the best and worst moving companies in Ohio, we called in investigative reporter Jenna Lee. She looked at consumer reports and complaints from the past year – all in an effort to help you avoid a moving horror story.
Dick Eppstein of the Better Business Bureau in Toledo says crooks and bad guys remain in the moving company world.
Last year, more than 100 complaints were filed against moving companies in Wood and Lucas counties.
"The most common bad experience has been damage," said Eppstein.
The Better Business Bureau received 10,000 complaints nationwide from victims of dishonest movers.
And with 35 million people moving every year, complaints criss-cross the country.
Here are a few reviews from the local area received by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.
"I filed a claim totaling $3,600 of damaged items."
Bowling Green, Ohio
"I was quoted my move wouldn't exceed $6,000, the price has gone up to $10,800."
"Divers demanded money before they would unload goods, needed it in cash or a money order, then threatened to hold my goods hostage."
""You're going to have to pay us to bring it back or we'll hold the goods hostage - this happens and we've had it happen here," explained Eppstein.
Here's a list of the companies consumers complained about in Wood and Lucas counties last year:
Coming out on top:
Integrity First Moving
All My Sons Moving & Storage of Columbus and Cincinnati
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>