A cautionary tale for homeowners hoping to lower their mortgage payments; a story examining online property scams; a money-saving survival guide for visiting Las Vegas; tips for getting the best deals on rental cars; and what to look for when buying a mattress.
Brian Ross investigates the growing practice of conditional sales in the used-car business; Nick Watt explores how consumers can protect themselves against credit-card skimmers; and Juju Chang tests cosmetic products. Also: a story about ordering flowers online; and a real-estate agent's 24-hour home makeover.
An investigation into allegations that financial adviser Ephren Taylor was bilking churchgoers out of millions of dollars. Also: a look at which summer treats are the least fattening; and a report on hot spots for germs.
An update on the legal problems facing TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau. Also: Two extreme couponers compete to see who can save the most money; Linsey Davis searches for tips for finding cheap airfare; Cecilia Vega reports on the accuracy of gas pumps.
Matt Gutman looks into shoplifting rings in central Florida; Elisabeth Leamy investigates overzealous debt collectors; Paula Faris reports on the accuracy of vacations billed as being "all inclusive"; and Reena Ninan learns about gourmet dog food.
Bill Weir investigates used car lots containing vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy; John Donvan exposes the secrets of people who freeload off of airlines; Matt Gutman rides along with Florida police who are trying to bust an alleged shoplifting ring; and Cecilia Vega explores the world of pet psychics.
Two weight-loss gadgets are tested. Other reports examine the fine print in advertising; the latest trends in dog pampering; and the possible link between favorite ice-cream flavors and personality traits.
A company claiming to have developed a hypoallergenic cat is investigated; and three online flower sites are compared. Also: Brian Ross follows the story of a Russian mobster-turned-FBI informant who allegedly hasn't given up his criminal past.
Advice for planning a wedding. Included: Dan Harris goes undercover to gather tips for buying a diamond engagement ring. Also: Cecilia Vega visits a boot camp for brides looking to lose weight; and Paula Faris puts three cakes to the taste test.
Brian Ross investigates reports of iPad thefts by TSA agents; Elisabeth Leamy does a follow-up on an investigation of auto-repair rip-offs; Deborah Roberts looks into thread-count differences in sheets; and Bill Weir spotlights popular SkyMall products.
One family's nightmare experience with a moving company is investigated by Nick Watt.; and Cynthia McFadden reports on what to watch out for when searching real-estate ads for a new home. Also: Cecilia Vega examines the accurateness of gas pumps; and Amy Robach looks into the practice of feng shui.
Tips to avoid being ripped off on auto repairs are offered. Also: Linsey Davis reports on her vacation to the Dominican Republic, which she booked through a deal Web site; and Nick Watt investigates a talent agency for pets.
Reports on vacation deals and steals. Included: Paula Faris goes undercover in Mexico to deliver the lowdown on all-inclusive trips; Nick Watt searches for the public places with the most germs; and Linsey Davis looks into the cost of air travel.