Jason Stoogenke, WSOCTV

Jason Stoogenke


1, Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Free Duke Energy program can help you save on air conditioning bill

Higher temperatures can lead to higher power bills for many, so Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke is always searching for ways to help people control their costs. → Read More

Baby formula shortage: Options if you can’t find any; scams to watch out for

Many parents are desperate to find formula for their babies, which has some people considering alternatives. Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke has been looking into what you need to know to keep your child safe and avoid fake, or even dangerous, options. → Read More

Controlling your costs: How to improve your gas mileage

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, which means more people could be hitting the road for the holiday weekend, increasing the demand for gas. → Read More

Gastonia woman says scammer tried to blackmail her into misleading her friends

A local woman told Action 9 that scammers locked her out of her Instagram account and tried to blackmail her. Get tips on how you can keep from being the next victim. → Read More

How scammers deplete Visa gift cards before you can use them

Visa gift cards can be a popular gift for special occasions such as birthdays, graduation, or holidays, but a man in Stallings says thieves used the cards he bought before his family could. → Read More

Multiple customers say thieves stole money out of their Chime account

“I did everything on my end as a cardholder that I could do. Anything else is literally up to the bank,” one customer told Action 9's Jason Stoogenke. → Read More

Some say Apple Watch irritated skin, company will not refund their money

“I feel neglected by Apple, being such a big corporation," one customer told Action 9. → Read More

What to know about store loyalty cards

Loyalty cards can be a great way to save money. Usually, there’s no catch with these types of programs, but Action 9 suggests keeping these things in mind. → Read More

UNCLAIMED CASH: The state could be holding money for you

CHARLOTTE — There is nearly $1 billion in unclaimed cash that North Carolina is holding for people for various reasons and about $750,000 million in South Carolina. It’s called unclaimed cash and could have your name on it. State treasurers oversee unclaimed cash and said North Carolina holds $919 million, including $200 million in Mecklenburg County. South Carolina’s treasurer said that his… → Read More

What federal rate hike means for your car, credit card, home

Analysts say the average Charlotte home is $350,000, so if someone borrowed $300,000, they would owe about $100 more each month. → Read More

Spending a lot on rental application fees? Here’s one way to save money

Rental application fees can add up when you’re trying to find a place to live. → Read More

Why scammers choose this specific amount for Zelle con

For months Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke has been investigating scams involving the popular money app, Zelle. Now, he’s learning why a specific dollar amount keeps showing up in these cases. → Read More

Action 9 looks into when you could get your NC state tax refund

Some people have contacted Channel 9, saying they got their federal tax refund, but that they’re still waiting for their North Carolina state refund. → Read More

Action 9 investigates complaints about LG craft ice maker

Several shoppers have turned to Action 9 after they bought a refrigerator for its craft ice maker, only to find out that part of the appliance does not work. → Read More

Controlling costs while keeping cool: 10 ways to save on your air conditioning bill

Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke is always looking for ways to help people save money, especially these days with prices going up for food, gas and rent. → Read More

Amazon fake invoice scam has returned

A warning from Action 9 about emails that look like an Amazon invoice, but it's a scam. → Read More

Action 9 helps Gastonia man who claims Duke Energy damaged driveway

A Gastonia man says a Duke Energy crew tore up his driveway, but the utility company denied it. That changed once Action 9 got involved. → Read More

GM owners file another lawsuit over ‘Chevy shake’ issue

Nearly 300 drivers in 30 states and Canada have contacted Action 9 about this issue. → Read More

Small business owner says Angi kept charging him after he canceled subscription

An Indian Trail carpenter told Action 9 he paid Angi hundreds to advertise his business and connect him with potential customers. What he says went wrong and ways you can boost your small business on a low budget. → Read More

Here’s how to save money the way an ‘extreme couponer’ does

Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke went shopping with an extreme couponer to find out how she saves money at the register. → Read More