Ask Amy: Extra steps you can take to stop spam texts and calls
We’ve all been there where you answer a local number thinking it's an important call and it's a spammer or a recording. It’s frustrating if you are still getting these messages even though you think you have done everything to stop them. This week Amy explains a few things you can do to try and stop spam.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Student loan borrowers hit with credit score penalty
About 1 in every 8 people in the U.S. has student loan debt. Payments for about 80% of those borrowers have been deferred or postponed until May 1, 2022; but one man says his loan servicer reported his account delinquent, causing a big drop in his credit score.
Lost results? Hidden fees? Here are your top COVID test questions answered
We are answering some of your questions about COVID testing and what to look out for when you visit a testing site. The KPRC 2 Investigates team is your resource to get answers about suspicious COVID test concerns. From testing costs to worries about fake tests, it’s a growing concern in our area.
EXPLAINER: Jan. 6 has been called an insurrection, so why has no one been charged with that crime?
For the past year, words like sedition, treason, and insurrection have been used to describe what happened on Jan. 6, 2021.Yet, none of the hundreds of people charged in connection with that day have been charged with those specific crimes.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Holiday return headaches, third-party shipping issues
If you are returning something you got over the holidays - it might not be as easy as in the past specially if it's a larger item. A record number of people shopped online this holiday season. That combined with the pandemic and shipping supply issues means the holiday returns season is shaping up to be a challenge. KPRC 2 Investigates is looking into third party shipping issues.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Customers charged for ‘free’ COVID vaccines
The COVID vaccinations millions of Americans are getting were already paid for with taxpayer dollars. So if you receive a bill it’s like you’re paying twice. The KPRC 2 Investigative team is looking into charges that one major Houston hospital system is billing patients.
Here are 4 ways thieves are using the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money
Once again, thieves are using the COVID pandemic to think of new ways to steal your information. Online money scams cost Americans more than $4.2 billion dollars last year. KPRC 2 Investigates has this warning about the most common COVID-related scams in 2021.
KPRC 2 Investigates: No watch and no refund? What one customer found inside a new Apple watch box
One Pearland family was in for an unwelcome surprise after buying a popular holiday wish list item and ending up with nothing. The brand new Apple watch box was sealed and looked brand new. But thieves had clearly been inside. Now Apple and Walmart are going back and forth about who is responsible. KPRC 2 Investigates is getting answers.
Commissioners grapple with potential pause in jury selection, case backlog
Harris County commissioners have been holding jury selection at NRG Arena since July of 2020 because of the COVID pandemic. The lease extension allows the county to continue using NRG Arena through Sept 2022, except for a two-month period. Investigator Robert Arnold looks into why there might be a pause and what it could mean.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Customer finds hidden refrigerator damage, waits 6+ months for answers
Part of her brand new refrigerator broke just days after delivery. Now months later one Huffman woman says she still hasn’t gotten the help she needs. Our KPRC 2 Investigates team is on the case! And what we learned while dealing with Sears is something we all should be doing after an appliance delivery.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Texas’ temporary paper license plate influx persists
KPRC 2 Investigates our states’ paper license plate epidemic. Millions of illegal tags are being printed and sold. It’s a problem the DMV has known about since 2017. So, what’s taking the agency so long to fix the problem? Investigator Amy Davis is getting answers.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Homeowner vs. HOA in fence build debate
A new law allows homeowners in Texas to put up a perimeter fence around their property for added security. The law specifically states that homeowners associations can not restrict it. But some are trying. KPRC 2 Investigates team is looking into what your HOA can and can not do.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Phony job left mom out nearly $3,000
People hoping to make extra money during the holidays are finding out the job they landed - isn’t going to pay. In a time when more people are looking for work from home positions, one job opportunity seemed like the real deal. One mom wanted to share her story in hopes of helping others. KPRC 2 Investigates explains how these potential employees are being tricked.
Husband charged in wife’s murder ‘went to great lengths’ to cover it up, prosecutor says
Christopher Michael Collins, 41, was charged with the murder of his wife six days after she was found dead in the couple’s Cypress area home. Detectives said Yuan Hua Liang, 46, died from a single gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 18.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Astroworld tragedy attorney ads skyrocket, warning about your private information
The ads online and on TV from Astroworld festival attorneys are in overdrive. As we see with every tragedy, there are always bad guys who will try to cash in. KPRC 2 Investigates has what you need to know about sending your personal information out and also advice for screening potential attorneys.
Harris County Attorney exploring options on Hertz rental car arrests
A follow up to a KPRC2 Investigation. Customers renting cars for work or family trips, then getting pulled over-- at gunpoint-- accused of driving a stolen car. Our Investigates team exposed this problem in the Houston area and now we're seeing action.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Phone number swap scam warning
A new scam is targeting something just about all of us have in our pocket or purse - our cell phone. It’s called SIM swap fraud and our KPRC 2 Investigates team explains how criminals can steal your phone, your personal information and your money, without ever touching your device. We have the warning plus, what you need to do to protect the information on your phone.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Cellphone store employee caught selling customer information
We’ve got a warning about personal information being sold to would-be thieves. KPRC 2 investigates explains how criminals paid cash to get the personal information of dozens of people. Hear how FBI Agents working a national scheme zeroed in on a cell phone store in Missouri City.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Influx of temporary paper tags tied to crime, frustrating police
There's no doubt you've noticed the increasing number of temporary paper license plates on the roadways these days. Law enforcement officers say the plates are contributing to unsolved violent crimes and costing law abiding citizens money. KPRC 2 investigator Amy Davis has learned the people fraudulently selling the plates are taking advantage of lax oversight by the Department of Motor Vehicles.