Diane Lee, WSPA 7 On Your Side

Diane Lee

WSPA 7 On Your Side

Spartanburg, SC, United States

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Recent:
  • WSPA 7 On Your Side
Past:
  • WFLA NEWS
  • Local 24 News
  • KLFY NEWS 10
  • ABC4 Utah
  • NBC4 Columbus
  • WKRG
  • WNCT
  • WISH-TV

Recent articles by Diane:

Medical identity theft: Why your medical records make scammers big bucks

We have reported on a lot of scams that can affect your wallet, but one alarming trend can impact both your money and your health: medical identity theft. → Read More

Upstate scam victim takes her fight for more protection to Congress

A year ago, we brought you the story of on an Oconee County woman who lost $20,000 dollars to a sophisticated scam. However, that turned out to be only the beginning of a journey for the Seneca grandmother, that took her all the way to the nation’s capital. → Read More

Before you sell: What you should know about wholesale real estate

In this 7NEWS Consumer Exclusive, a warning about what you should know before you sell. → Read More

SC drugmaker at center of VA recall after FDA investigation

A South Carolina drug manufacturer is at the center of a recall by the Department of Veterans Affairs. → Read More

Smart Money Moves for 2023

There may be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the economy as the new year gets started, but financial experts said this may actually be a prime time to grow wealth. → Read More

Top 7 holiday scams and how to avoid them

The holiday season may be whizzing by, but there has been plenty of time for scammers to steal a Grinch-load of cash from unsuspecting shoppers this year. → Read More

Small Business Saturday deals across the Upstate

A holiday shopping tradition that started back in 2010, is growing more popular than ever. → Read More

Camp LeJeune Lawsuits: What you should know about finding the right attorney

But why are these ads running now? Should you trust the ads coming from one law firm after another? → Read More

Student loan forgiveness: What you need to know

Starting in October, 40 million people will see some of their student loans forgiven. And the White House says half of all Americans who are paying off Federal student loans will have their debt entirely erased. → Read More

Beware of bogus streaming charges

Scammers are aware that more people continue to download apps to watch television. → Read More

Renters do have rights: What you should know

By state law, tenants cannot pay for repairs and deduct that from rent. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have any alternative. → Read More

Top 7 ways to save on back to school shopping

This time can be exciting and a little crazy, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. In this Consumer Exclusive, we look into the top seven ways to save money during back to school shopping. → Read More

Fake retail sites growing more common

We all like a good deal, but sometimes that search can lead you down a dark road on the internet. Many shoppers are finding scam retail sites are becoming more deceptive than ever. → Read More

Scamming job applicants: How to spot a fake listing

(WSPA) – If you or anyone you know is looking for a job right now, beware. Scammers are hoping your search turns you into their next victim. In this 7NEWS Consumer Exclusive, Scamming Job Applicants, we looked into a recent scam involving bogus checks, a real company, and some job searches gone wrong. When Janice […] → Read More

Save on summer travel: Freebies, discounts and deals

We may be heading into the summer of inflation, but that doesn’t mean we have to blow our vacation budget. In this 7NEWS Consumer Exclusive, we looked into ways families can save on travel, lodging and just having fun. → Read More

How to get rent, mortgage and utilities assistance

With everything from food to gas on the rise, it has become harder for a lot of people to pay their bills. Many don’t realize financial aid programs that began during the pandemic are still going strong. They offer help with everything from rent to mortgage payments, utilities, even property taxes. → Read More

How to spot rental scams

If you have searched for an apartment or housing anytime in the last few years, you might know scammers often try to gain access to real rental listings and act like its their own. → Read More

Cash back apps: How to find the best savings

With inflation sky high, you may be looking for ways to save. If you haven't tried cash back apps, you might want to take another look. Some of them give back some serious money, but it might take a little legwork. → Read More

How unclaimed money ends up with the state

When we do stories on unclaimed property, a lot of people ask why everything from forgotten cable and utility deposits to unclaimed insurance premiums ends up with the state. → Read More

Woman scammed out of $20,000 urges SC banks to use new fraud prevention law

Financial fraud can hit anyone, but all too often seniors are targets. → Read More