When an Encinitas woman tried to register a gift card she bought for a secret Santa gift, she ran into trouble and called NBC 7 Responds for help. Kim Lansford said she spent part of her holiday buying Walmart gift cards for residents living in an out-of-state nursing home. “A lot of them have very limited incomes and only have limited funds every month to spend on anything they need, personal items,” Kim said.
For over eight months, NBC 7 Responds has been searching for answers to what happened to thousands of dollars local high school students and parents paid for a canceled band trip to Japan. Now, newly released transcripts of witness testimony before the San Diego County Grand Jury may shed some light on what happened to the money paid to an Atlanta based travel tour company Harmony International. One of the key witnesses to testify was Harmony International’s bookkeeper.
A voluntary recall notice has been issued for over 153,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans after consumers complained vans were stalling while driving. NBC 7 Responds first reported on the problem last month. So far, more than 50 minivan owners filed complaints last year with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration saying their van suddenly shut off, in some cases while driving at highway speeds.
#NBC7 Responds' story today focuses on an Encinitas woman who ran into problems when she tried to register her gift cards. @ConsumerBobNBC and I want to know...when you receive gift cards, do you register your name and details with the card?
For months, #NBC7 Responds has been searching for answers to what happened to thousands of $$$ local high school students and parents paid for a canceled band trip. Now, newly released court docs may shed some light on what happened. READ: https://buff.ly/2DbjDh5https://t.co/mwWi0iXtYg
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