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Washington, DC
Reporter — NBC Washington, D.C.

Consumer reporter and anchor for NBC Washington, native Texan y orgullosamente Latina!

When Health Care Open Enrollment Starts, Watch Out for Scams — In a few weeks, open enrollment for health care begins. As you begin shopping around, the News4 Consumer Watch team is warning you of copycat websites and scammers that could be trying to take your money. Here are four ways Consumers Union says to stay safe while shopping for a health plan: 1.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween — It's nearly time to take to the streets for trick-or-treating. But are your kids ready for a night that will be filled with darkness, distracted driving and dangerous speeds? "On Halloween night, we see a doubling of pedestrian fatalities, and we see an increase in injuries because kids are out darting between cars, crossing streets where they usually don't cross," said Kate Carr of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Car Seat Purchasing Guide — News4's Erika Gonzalez helps you navigate the world of car seat shopping.

How to Safely Shop for Home Security — Door-to-door sales are common among home security companies, but be warned of high-pressure sales -- and your rights as a consumer.

5 Ways to Save on School Supplies — News4's Consumer Reporter, Erika Gonzalez has five simple ways you can save on school supplies.

Consumer Watch: Tablets for Back-to-School — Education has embraced technology. The Consumer Electronics Association helped News4 Consumer Reporter Erika Gonzalez break down the cost and tablets geared toward different ages just in time for back...

Identifying Legitimate Door-to-Door Subscription Sales — This time of year, it's not uncommon to find a young adult at your door selling subscriptions to raise money for college, but it may seem fishy. Redman Marketing is the company behind the legitimate solicitations, working with newspapers like the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Maryland Gazette.

Rogue Rentals | NBC4 Washington — Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but if you end up with a rogue rental, you'll end up without a vacation and out of money.

Viewers' Favorite Rebate Apps for Saving on Groceries — Need a fresh idea for saving money at the grocery store? Toss those coupons aside and stretch your dollar by using rebate apps to get cash back for items on your shopping list. There are several apps on the market, and we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites: Checkout 51 gives you cash back on everything from salad mixes to cleaning products.

Points to Paradise — You may feel great when rewarded in travel and hotel points for using your credit card, and it can be safe unless you let it get out of control.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @PLMuse: If your car's on this list, Consumer Reporter @Erika_news says rush to a dealer to get your #airbag fixed!

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: Please take a moment to check the air bag recall list @erika_news mentioned on #News4at5:

Oct 22, 2014

Here we goRT: @consumerist Bank Of America Apologizes After Some Customers Using Apple Pay Report Double Charges

Oct 22, 2014

Target now offering #FREE shipping thru Dec 20th. Company launches new #holiday initiative TODAY #consumerwatch @nbcwashington

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Gunz1943: @erika_news @nbcwashington Thank you, I got one about my computer about six days ago and I notified the appropriate agency. Thanks.

Oct 21, 2014

Phone scams. Just when you think you've heard it all...the trends in our area NEXT @nbcwashington

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