Chris Chmura, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Chris Chmura

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Auditors go undercover to test companies' cyber security

Picture an auditor. It’s probably a pretty mundane picture, right? Business suit, clipboard, geeky glasses. → Read More

3 musical notes that will stop 'robocalls'

They've got your number, Whoever they are. Computer-generated robocalls are worse than ever. The tech company called YouMail has run the numbers and estimates we receive more than a billion unwanted phone calls nationally each month. → Read More

Most common Powerball drawn: 20

We pretended like we won the $300 million Powerball jackpot – on paper. And it proved to be a difficult lot to spend. → Read More

Three reasons to register your electronic gifts

You've just unwrapped a new gadget and you're charged up with the anticipation of a child, so the last thing you want to do is paperwork. But, it’s more important than ever to quickly register the gifts you’ve gotten—especially the electronics. → Read More

Eggnog or egg not?

Our pilgrimage to the dairy for some milky Christmas cheer aisle could present a puzzling choice this year: Eggnog or ‘Holiday Nog.’ → Read More

Plane black boxes are born in Sarasota

Very few businesses can boast a 100 percent success rate, but the beige building off of I-75 has earned that privilege. → Read More

UF: Pressure-washing decks, fences stirs arsenic

Pressure-washing your old deck or fence could be hazardous to your health. That’s the somewhat surprising warning from the University of Florida. → Read More

Bot scores refunds for you

A tiny start-up has automated the process of filing claims for stores’ price-protection plans – those little known policies that guarantee a refund when a price drops after you make a purchase. → Read More

Pet Stats: Staggering, Silly, and Sharable

They have us wrapped around their paws.The flood of photos and videos on social media for National Dog Day illustrated our obsession with our pets. And so do statistics... → Read More

Life Alert summons paramedics for subscriber referrals

As if the job of saving your life inside a speeding ambulance weren’t enough pressure, a California company has encouraged paramedics to also take on the role of salesman. → Read More

Company fined millions for illegal robocalls

A local company must pay nearly $3 million in fines after auto-dialing consumers more than one hundred times. The FCC on Tuesday ordered Travel Club Marketing, Inc. to pay $2.96 million. → Read More

Sales Tax Holiday: what's included, what's not

Between August 7 and August 16, you’ll save at least six percent on clothes, school supplies, and electronics during Florida’s sales tax holiday. Hundreds of items are tax free (even bowling shoes ... → Read More

Water Damage: 10 Tips For Insurance Claims

What’s worse than water damaging your home or car? Being denied an insurance claim. Here’s our advice for ensuring your claim receives maximum consideration... → Read More

Back to school spending & the tax-free holiday

It's almost time for kids to go back to school, which means back to school supplies! Florida's 10-day tax-free holiday is coming up soon. → Read More

A more affordable electric car is hitting the road soon

Tesla's newest model is turning heads but a newer cheaper model will soon be ready to ride. → Read More

Recalled cars may have not been repaired

The car driving beside you on your daily commute has likely been recalled, but hasn’t been repaired. "It's a huge safety risk,” said Chris Basso a Carfax spokesman. → Read More

Gone: The $1 Disney ticket

Admission to the Happiest Place on Earth was $1 for adults and $.50 for kids when the gates swung open on July 17, 1955. Oh, how times have changed. Today, admission to Disneyland will run you $99. → Read More

Gone: The $1 Disney ticket

Admission to the Happiest Place on Earth was $1 for adults and $.50 for kids when the gates swung open on July 17, 1955. Oh, how times have changed. Today, admission to Disneyland will run you $99. → Read More

Better Than Black Friday? We're Skeptical kicked off a one-day sale early Wednesday, offering what it says are more deals than Black Friday. Some of the savings are impressive; however most are lackluster. Heres a breakdown of t... → Read More

New retirement savings tool unveiled

Give a computer access to your bank account then let it invest your money before you spend it. That's the financially savvy premise behind a new retirement savings tool unveiled Tuesday. → Read More