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Ruth to the Rescue needs volunteers

Local 4's Ruth Spencer has a team of volunteer investigators to help with the calls for help she receives ... Find out here how you can join the squad.

IKEA recalled child swing

IKEA recalling child swing for fall hazard

The suspension fittings on this swing can break, causing a child to fall.


Ford Fiesta latches being investigated

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars.

Data breaches Step up your protection

Data breaches: Step up your protection

Amid the tidal wave of security breaches recently, it's time to step up your own personal protection.

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Data Breach Battle: Be Part of the Fight!

It's been a rough year for many of America's largest retailers. We've seen a tidal wave of data breaches, where hackers have invaded a store's payment system and put millions of payment cards at risk.


Smoke alarms recalled over failure issue

One company is recalling about 1.2 million alarms in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada. 

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School scam warning: Fake invoices

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is warning schools about a new scam.

Ride-on toy

Hot toy trends: Walmart's new list

Like last year, the story says these items are chosen by children.

Home Depot credit card breach

Data Breach Battles, What's A Consumer To Do?

Starting in December, we've seen a rash of data breaches that put consumer information at risk. Target, PF Changs, and now Home Depot have all been affected.

Ruth to the Rescue Data breach battle

Ruth to the Rescue: Data breach battle

What should consumers be doing to avoid trouble?


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    Ruth Spencer is an Emmy award winning consumer investigator who is committed to solving consumer complaints with her Ruth to the Rescue reports on Local 4 News.