Jason Knowles, ABC 7 Chicago

Jason Knowles

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • ABC 7 Chicago
Past:
  • Action News on 6abc

Recent articles by Jason:

Electric bill scam: Woman scammed out of $500 after sending money to scammer through Zelle app

"ComEd will never call you, text you or email you and demand payment. We will also not request you make payment through prepaid cash card, crypto or mobile payment apps." → Read More

What does the latest Federal interest rate hike mean for consumers?

Another Federal Reserve interest rate hike today, increasing three-quarters of a percentage point. → Read More

Tips to keep you in your home if you're struggling to make rent or mortgage

Here's a quick tip to keep you in your home if you're struggling to make the rent or mortgage. → Read More

Trying to check out what is streaming? Some services could soon crack down on password sharing

Companies will begin to crack down on password sharing. Some say they could even penalize users who share login info. → Read More

Illinois sales tax holiday to help families save on back-to-school shopping

From August 5 until August 14, shoppers can save 5% on the sales tax for clothes and school supplies. → Read More

Inflation frustration: Tips to save on some of the most expensive items, services

Here are tips on how you can cut costs on inflation. → Read More

Scammers cash in on Chicago summer festivals by selling fake tickets

Expert tips on things to look out for when purchasing a ticket for festivals, like Lollapalooza. → Read More

What to do if you receive a suspicious spam text messages

Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has expert tips on what to do if you receive a suspicious text. → Read More

Consumers increase credit card usage amid inflation

Expert tips on things to look out for when using a credit card this 4th of July weekend. → Read More

Online auction scams: Tips to avoid being swindled on bids for big-ticket items

Are you in the market for a car or a boat and looking to get one online? The Better Business Bureau says don't place that bid yet! → Read More

Sextortion scams: FBI warns of schemes targeting teenage boys in effort to extort money

Scammers are posing as young girls and reaching out to boys through social media. Then, the scammers ask the boys to produce sexual images and videos. → Read More

'Too close for comfort': Lakeview residents concerned about plans for new Metra wall, closer tracks

Some people buy homes for their skyline view or the outdoor space, but what if it was all replaced with a large wall? → Read More

Beware of fake tests offering free gifts, Better Business Bureau warns

Check out these expert tips to avoid falling for scam texts offering "free" gifts. → Read More

Chicago LGBTQ+ and gay bars declining in number, study shows; trend holds nationwide as well

The number of LBGTQ+ and gay bars in Chicago and nationwide is declining, data shows. → Read More

Save money, avoid landscaping scammers with these Better Business Bureau tips

Do your homework and be on alert for fake landscaping and garden care companies this summer. → Read More

Save money, avoid landscaping scammers with these Better Business Bureau tips

Do your homework and be on alert for fake landscaping and garden care companies this summer. → Read More

What is 'doxxing?' How to protect yourself from scammers after your social media, messages

Over 43 million Americans have personally experienced "Doxxing." It's a growing online practice that weaponizes your data to threaten personal lives, careers and safety. Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has quick tips for consumers to protect themselves from a "doxxing" attack. → Read More

What is 'smishing' and how to protect yourself from this new type of scam

Getting unusual texts from your boss? It might be what's called a "smashing" scam. Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has the expert tips to protect yourself from falling for this new scam. → Read More

CPI inflation hits 40-year high; how you can save money on essential items

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday its consumer price index jumped 8.5% in March, the sharpest year-over-year increase since 1981. → Read More

How to spot IRS tax scammers and protect your refund

It's tax season, which mean sit's also scam season for thieves. And there's plenty of old and new schemes for you to look out for. → Read More