Jason Knowles, ABC 7 Chicago

Jason Knowles

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Chicago parking garage added incorrect fines and fees to totals, some customers say

Chicago parking can be costly and stressful, and some people say some parking garages are adding incorrect fines and fees to their totals. → Read More

Are your 'new' tires really new? Woman buys tires that turn out to be 9 years old

So how can you find out the age of the tires you are buying? Look for a 10 to 12-digit Department of Transportation code on the sidewall. The last four digits are the week and the year the tires were made. → Read More

How tax return changes could reduce, increase your 2023 refund

If you received any extra money in your bank account from the State of Illinois, you're being asked to wait on filing your return because you could be taxed on it. → Read More

Fraud prevention: How to protect yourself, family members from scams targeting seniors

A recent report by the FBI says elder fraud is up by 74%. Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has tips to avoid scams targeting seniors. → Read More

Scam warning as criminals take advantage of massive Mega Millions Lottery prize

Instead of making you a winner, you could lose big. → Read More

Looking for new investments in 2023? Here's how to protect yourself from 'boiler room' schemes

Beware of "boiler room" investment scams! Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has the tips from the IRS Criminal Investigation Office, so you aren't "boiled" in the New Year. → Read More

Cheap flights abound in January and February if you're looking for a winter escape

If the gray skies are giving you the January blues, there are cheap travel deals available now to get away from the winter woes. → Read More

Guide to returning, exchanging holiday gifts from BBB

Tips for a pain-free holiday gift return or exchange. → Read More

Holiday Safety Tips 2022: Prevent toy-related emergencies, Christmas tree fires, cooking disasters

Here are some tips to keeping you and your children safe during the holidays. → Read More

How to protect your bank account from 'check washing': Better Business Bureau

Holiday "check washers" are targeting your checks to family, friends and merchants this holiday season. Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles has the tips to outsmart the thieves. → Read More

How to protect yourself from scammers impersonating government workers

Here's a quick tip on how to beware of the government imposter scam. It typically starts with a call, text, or email that can ultimately end up in a devastating financial loss. → Read More

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