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Problem Solvers Tinted glasses for migraines? Tinted glasses for migraines?
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.
Problem Solvers Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief (Video)
Despite earlier alerts, IRS imposters continue to steal millions by calling taxpayers on the phone and threatening jail time if delinquent taxes are not paid immediately. Even if you're savvy, think of friends, family, neighbors and others in your community who might be fooled by these clever creeps. Spread the word that IRS agents do not call you with threats. They do not use other law enforcement to threaten you. They don't text your cell phone or send unsolicited emails. Bottom line: hang up on all threatening calls, delete all unsolicited emails, and notify the U. S. Treasury Inspector about any scam attempts.
Problem Solvers Veggetti: Does it work? Veggetti: Does it work? (Video)
If you want to get people to buy more kitchen gadgets, come up with a new way to cut vegetables. That seems to be an unspoken motto in the gadget industry. Here's yet another new-fangled veggie cutter that promoters think you can't do without. It's called Veggetti. The hook with this one is spaghetti without the fat and carbs. And like some of it's veggie-cutting, As Seen On TV cousins that I've tested recently, it promises fast, easy results- with a twist.
Problem Solvers Chop Magic: Does it work? Chop Magic: Does it work? (Video)
Chop Magic is billed as the "Fast & Easy Way to SLICE and DICE!" It's a hard plastic, 6-cup container that comes with 2 blades, one for slicig and one for dicing. The square blades fit on top of the container so you can place your produce directly on the blade. A hard plastic cover with a built-in pusher slides over the container so you can push the produce through the blades and into the container. It sells for around $20.
Problem Solvers Tax ID theft: What to do Tax ID theft: What to do (Video)
We're hearing from more local families whose social security information was stolen from the data base at the Archdiocese of Seattle. New victims appear to be discovering the fraud daily. Many are not sure what to do, or what to expect- now that thieves have filed taxes in their name.
Problem Solvers Locksmith alert! Beware low quote scheme Locksmith alert! Beware low quote scheme (Video)
When a local man got locked out of his house over the weekend, he did what many of us would do. He pulled out his smart phone, did a quick internet search, and called a locksmith. But that turned out to be a mistake.
Problem Solvers Fraud Watch Network: New tool helps head off scammers Fraud Watch Network: New tool helps head off scammers (Video)
Jackie Swett never dreamed she'd spend a rainy day in March walking through the Museum of Flight, but she didn't go for the vintage airplanes. Swett got up early to attend a special anti- fraud presentation called Scam Jam- about scams, fraud and how to avoid being a victim. She had a special reason for attending, because the 50 year old computer newbie learned she fits the unique profile of a likely victim of online fraud.
Problem Solvers Spirooli: Does it work? Spirooli: Does it work? (Video)
The Spirooli is promoted as being the "quickest and easiest way there is to cut just about any vegetable". It has 4 suction legs, measures about 12 by 6 inches, and stands nearly 9 inches tall. So consider storage before you get too mesmerized by the slicing possibilities.