David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and is a part-time radio host. His work appears in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers.
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A scammer compelled an 81-year-old woman to wire more than $600,000 overseas within a span of days. Chase bank did little to stop the fraud.
Rules enacted during the Trump administration have finally taken effect, giving debt collectors the ability to reach people via digital means.
After an Alhambra man’s death, his family struggled for months to get Bank of America to hand over $24,000 left in his checking account.
Someone purporting to be a SoCal doctor needed my help. He needed me to buy gift cards for a friend. He targeted the wrong guy.
Un hombre de Los Ángeles dice que está recibiendo hasta ocho llamadas al día de un teleoperador llamado Quantum 3 Media. Intentar contactar con la empresa es casi imposible.
An L.A. man says he’s receiving as many eight calls a day from a telemarketer called Quantum 3 Media. Trying to reach the company is near impossible.
Los clientes de Pizza Hut de Los Ángeles están recibiendo un cargo extra para ayudar a recuperar “el aumento del coste de las operaciones en el estado de California”.
Screenshots of a system used by Scripps Memorial Hospital show markups of as much as 675% being imposed automatically during treatment.
L.A. Pizza Hut customers are being hit with an extra charge to help recover “the increased cost of operations in the state of California.”