Sandra Jones, KMVT News

Sandra Jones


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Sandra:

Consumer Crackdown: Hi-tech scam targets cellphone sim cards

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. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: Certified pre-owned vehicles a hot item, but experts say double check the inspection

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. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: As Spring Break travel heats up, experts warn of bogus deals and travel needs

As you plan for that perfect Spring Break getaway, experts warn travelers need to watch out for con-artists offering deals too good to be true and plan ahead for pandemic travel requirements. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: BBB says tax time brings out scammers

According to the Better Business Bureau, tax season is a popular time of year for scammers looking to target consumers through email, phone, or text message. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: Cryptocurrency scams skyrocket in 2021

According to the National Consumers League, 2021 was a banner year for scammers. Losses to fraud hit a 10-year high and cryptocurrency-related deals were one of the fastest-growing scams. → Read More

Predatory Pricing: Online ads don’t match price paid at some dealerships

According to CARFAX, the median list price for a used car jumped 40% from January 2021 to January 2022. In the midst of this climb, our national investigative team uncovered consumer complaints from across the country accusing dealers of advertising one price, but when it came time to sign, charging a cash price thousands more. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: Feds warn of fake COVID tests and fake testing sites

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. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: Feds issue hundreds of “cease and desist” letters over unproven COVID treatment claims

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. → Read More

Consumer Crackdown: FTC warns buyers to beware of real estate investment promises

According to the Federal Trade Commission, real estate and investment scams lure you in with promises or guarantees of a financial windfall. → Read More

Sounding off: Veterans say their standard-issue earplugs caused hearing loss

Veterans are suing a technology company in one of the largest multi-district litigation suits in history. → Read More