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TwinCities.com blog on consumer protection

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Watchdog Watch: Runaway pooch problems on Jan 28, 2012 in Reader AdviceThe Watchdog gets too many readers requests to solve them all. So each weekend in this column, she turns the tables and asks readers to give advice to people who have shared their problems. Today she needs to hear from those of you who've had runa...



Watchdog Watch: Ticked off at the knockoff on Jan 28, 2012 in Reader AdviceThe Watchdog gets too many reader requests to solve them all.  So each Sunday in this column, she turns the tables and asks readers to give advice to people who have shared their problems. Distressed readers often ask what they can do if they...



Wake-up call is a nasty hotel scam, BBB says on Jan 27, 2012 in ScamsYou're a road warrior, sound asleep after a hard day. The phone rings in the middle of the night and you rouse yourself to pick it up, groggily trying to remember what city you're in. The call is supposedly from the front desk, telling you there's a...



Our Better Biz Bureau complaints for 2011 on Jan 26, 2012 in Consumer AdvocacyWe were really fried at car-sellers and contractors in 2011, according to the number of complaints we made to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. Numbers 1 and 2 for volume of complaints were auto dealers of new cars and auto de...



Tailgating danger! on Jan 20, 2012 in RecallsPortable gas grills sold under the brands Tailgating Gear and Iroda O-Gear have a leaky regulator, so gas can ignite, which could totally spoil your tailgating fun (if it hasn’t already been spoiled by the lack of post-season football games in...



Avoid Super Bowl travel scams on Jan 20, 2012 in ScamsWell, the Minnesota Vikings sure won’t be there (and neither will the Packers!), but if you’re still thinking of buying a Super Bowl tour package to Indianapolis, beware of scams that may lead you to believe tickets come along with the tr...