Undercover

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

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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

The Cellphone Protection Plan Honesty Test

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When it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.
Via CBS Sacramento

Recycle Center ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Exposed

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Recycle centers have become big business — and they’re not all playing by the rules. In fact, the most common tricks can be pretty easy to spot.
Via CBS Sacramento

Who’s Behind California’s Illegal Robocalls?

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They’re annoying and illegal, but who’s behind the Northern California plague of recorded phone messages?
Via CBS Sacramento