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Millions of MetroPCS Phones Could Stop Working After Cell Tower Upgrades

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Every MetroPCS customer who bought a phone before last July will eventually need to replace their phone, as it will not work on the upgraded system.
Via CBS Sacramento

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How To Hide Your House On Google Street View

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From any computer or smartphone, people can scope out physical locations including your home. Here’s how to blur your house.
Via CBS Sacramento

Store Won’t Replace Recalled Washer That Rips Clothes

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After two years and eight service visits, the washer is still clanging, wasting water and destroying her family’s clothes, a Sacramento mother of two told Call Kurtis.
Via CBS Sacramento

The Darker Side of the Locksmith Industry

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The investigation exposes a side of the locksmith industry that reputable and long-established locksmiths characterize as a major threat to their business — and to vulnerable customers desperate to get back into their homes.
Via CBSSacramento

The Home Repair Honesty Test

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As consumers ready their homes to stay cool in the hot summer months, an undercover Call Kurtis investigation has learned some companies aren’t always completely honest about what repairs need to be done.
CBS Sacramento

Illegal Car Flippers Selling Dangerous Vehicles

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The practice known as curbstoning is illegal without a dealers license, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, but it’s happening all across the state. Call Kurtis rode along with the DMV’s undercover team as they cracked down on illegal car flippers.
Via CBS Sacramento

Who’s Following California’s Gift Card Refund Law?

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More than six years after California’s gift card refund law went into effect, not all stores are following the law.
Via CBS Sacramento