Tips for tornado insurance: 'Take your time'

State warns about scammers, encourages homeowners to prepare, ask questions

Along with the hordes of people cleaning up the branches out of their own backyards, Doug Zimmerman is among the many walking around Friar Lane.

DATCP warns consumers of new vacation scam

Victims receive postcards in the mail

A new vacation scam is making the rounds. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is asking consumers planning a vacation to be on the lookout for travel and rental deals that are too good to be true. DATCP advises consumers to be skeptical of free vacation claims.

Law passed to safeguard children's credit

Identity theives targeting more kids than ever

Parents have enough to worry about when it comes to their kids without thinking about stolen social security numbers and out of control credit scores.

Consumers report more issues with American TV

DATCP: Consumers should try to resolve issues with American before filing complaint

A state agency is working on complaints from consumers about issues with American TV that go beyond the issues brought forward last week about overcharging.

Doing things the right way

Madison chef Dan Fox had been in violation of state regulations

How many times have you watched or read a story about a dispute between a small business person and a government agency?

Fake energy bill email may not look like scam, DATCP warns

Officials say people should delete message, report to police

Wisconsin's Consumer Protection Division is warning residents about a fake energy bill arriving in people's email inboxes. The bill claims to be from PG&E, but Pacific Gas and Electric out of California says the email provides fake account numbers and is not from them.

Driveway repaving scam surges for the summer

Deputies still after fraud suspect

Some Blooming Grove residents were burned by a travel road crew who offered to pave their driveways at a discount, and state officials are now warning others as well.