Layaway used to be something your parents or maybe your grandparents used, but thanks to the economic downturn this shopping trend is back and taking hold in Acadiana.
It might seem old fashioned, in fact many stores haven't even offered the layaway for over 20 years. But as families... more »
An old but common scam is hitting Acadiana...KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with one of the victims and has tips on how to protect yourself and your pocket book.
"I felt violated." Ashley foster is a victim of the latest scam to hit Acadiana. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's... more »
A cell phone application is causing concern for local officials. The app is marketed as tool to keep caller's information private, but it may actually help some criminals steal personal information.
State Police and the Better Business Bureau say the "Phone Gangster" app is being used by criminals to... more »
Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
Swine flu has been in the news BIG TIME and that means swindlers/crooks are looking to prey on the concerned. Any period of upheaval and concern offers a chance for scammers to capitalize on fear. Here are a few swine flu scams that are currently in circulation.
Swine Flu... more »
In recent days the Lafayette Police Department has been contacted by residents regarding phone solicitation from an organization identified as "Puppy Patrol". The police department has no knowledge of the organization, nor if it is affiliated with any law enforcement agency in the area. Residents of Lafourche Parish were warned... more »
The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »