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Past articles by Phil:

Here's how to get the best deals on Amazon Prime Day

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- It's Amazon Prime Day, the company's Black Friday. Originally scheduled for July, but rescheduled due to Covid. → Read More

New federal supplemental payments going out to unemployed Georgians

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- When the $600 supplemental unemployment payments stopped at the end of July, President Trump bypassed Congress and issued an executive order to pay $300 a week → Read More

Better Call Harry helps pizza workers get $122,500 in jobless benefits

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- When coronavirus hit in March, the city of Brookhaven was the first metro-area city to shut down. Mellow Mushroom was among the businesses that closed. → Read More

Couple dipped into wedding funds now receives thousands in backdated IU benefits

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Loren Jones and Danielle Taylor got engaged last November and set their wedding date for May. Then COVID-19 hit, they postponed their wedding, and Jones lost → Read More

Payroll tax deferral: What it means for you

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- President Trump's payroll tax deferral begins today, September 1. The president's executive order bypasses Congress, deferring the 6.2% that goes to Social Security for every dollar → Read More

Can Georgians rely on mail-in voting?

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Better Call Harry has never had issues with getting answers from the post office. Today he asked whether Georgians can rely on mail-in voting, and was → Read More

Airport shuttle workers get $450,000+ in backdated jobless benefits

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- More than a million Georgians are receiving unemployment benefits at this time, and finally Lawrence Henry and his co-workers can join them. → Read More

Better Call Harry gets results for woman waiting eight weeks for benefits

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Since March, 2500 viewers have emailed Better Call Harry, asking for help in getting their unemployment benefits. Faye Young is one of them. → Read More

Better Call Harry helps homeless Uber driver get $4,000 in unemployment benefits

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A recent Better Call Harry story profiled Pamela McNutt. Harry met McNutt at the Airport Travelodge as her family of four was checking out. → Read More

Better Call Harry helps widowed hotel housekeeper waiting five weeks for unemployment

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Covid-19 has delivered a big blow to the hospitality business. The American Hotel and Lodging Association says 70 percent of the hotel industry is out of → Read More

Better Call Harry: Homeowner fights with Google Maps

Who gives directions anymore? You just text your address and anyone can find you. But a Google Maps search for a Stone Mountain woman’s address directed people to another street. → Read More

Better Call Harry: Roundabout confusion

When viewers call Harry, they usually want help getting their money back. But a Roswell woman called Harry because she wants him to teach people how to drive. → Read More

Couple overcharged $1,500 for cruise upgrade

An Atlanta couple who are longtime "cruisers" wanted to upgrade to a room with a view for their next trip. They were told it would be an extra $450, but it wound up being closer to $2,000. → Read More

Lowe’s kitchen remodel drags on for 8 months

A Dunwoody homeowner paid Lowe’s more than $53,000 for a kitchen and bathroom renovation. From the beginning, it was a nightmare. → Read More

Better Call Harry reaches IRS phone scammer

It’s likely that you or someone you know received a call this tax season from a scammer claiming to be from the IRS. Better Call Harry got the number of one of these scammers, called him back and t... → Read More

BBB warns about local moving company

The BBB has a warning about a local moving company with dozens of unanswered complaints. → Read More

Protecting yourself from identity theft

Freezing your credit in the wake of the Equifax data breach is a good start to protecting your personal information. But there are also simple safeguards you can take when you go online. Better Cal... → Read More

Georgia Attorney General sues dealer that Better Call Harry spot

The Georgia Attorney General has filed suit against a dealership that Better Call Harry told you about last March. A 22-page complaint alleges a number of unlawful and deceptive advertising and sal... → Read More

Happy ending to beer mystery

A Snellville man purchased several cases of beer for a party. When one bottle cracked open, a strange substance came out. → Read More

Power surge costs thousands in damages, who's to blame?

A Fairburn homeowner was getting a basic cable upgrade when a power surge hit her home, costing her thousands of dollars in damages. She thought the Comcast contractor was to blame, but an electric... → Read More