Thursday, May 23 2013 11:20 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:20:02 GMT
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:15:21 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:09:07 GMT
A DeRidder man was killed Wednesday after being ejected from a pickup truck in a two-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D. Troopers said it happened shortlyMore >>
A DeRidder man was killed Wednesday after being ejected from a pickup truck in a two-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:52:32 GMT
End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
Six hundred family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
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The Better Business Bureau is constantly telling people if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Yet, sometimes those mailings, that make you think you've come into millions of dollars, can look so authentic.
Like most people, Nancy Edwards would love to believe she's won more than $2. 3 million. The mail out she received implies she's won a lot of money. "It was saying I had won over two million dollars. Woo hoo! Right."
On the envelope, it says it's a legal notice. It even looks like it could be a government check. But the FAA in this paperwork stands for Financial Acquisition Agency and they want $20 dollars for processing. That was a red flag. "When I saw that, add your twenty dollars, send your twenty dollars in, that was the red flag. That made me say, 'Wait a minute.' Til that point, everything looked 100% legit," said Edwards.
And it's not a check. If you read the fine print, it suggests you are actually buying information about sweepstakes, lotteries and games of chance.
Edwards says she is speaking out because she worries others might lose $20. "I'm afraid that someone who is older or maybe a little disabled or something would think it's legit and send them hard earned or retirement money or whatever. I can't have that happen if I can stop it. I mean I can't do that. It just looked legit. The FAA would fool people if they're not paying attention. The pre-paid return envelope makes it look legit, plus it says business reply mail on the return envelope."
The company at issue has an F from the BBB when it comes to responding to and resolving complaints. To find out why click here. BBB officials urge consumer to investigate before sending money to such companies and read the fine print to know what you are actually buying.