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Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 04:51 PM PDT

Arrests Made in Major International Phone Scam

Arrests Made in Major International Phone Scam

One San Diego Grandmother payed more than $60,000 to the scammers using MoneyPak cards after they tricked her into believing that her son was in danger in Peru. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the arrest.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 06:51 PM PDT

Samsung Stops All Sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Stops All Sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The decision comes after reports that some of the company's replacement phones, issued to customers whose phones caught on fire, are also catching on fire. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 at 06:53 PM PDT

Smart Phone War: Which Is Better, Apple or Samsung?

Smart Phone War: Which Is Better, Apple or Samsung?

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the latest products offered by cell phone manufacturing giants Apple and Samsung.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT

How Often Do You Shop for a New Credit Card?

How Often Do You Shop for a New Credit Card?

The average American has about three credit cards in their wallet at once, but how often do we shop for credit cards and take advantage of exclusive offers? NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:23 PM PDT

Protect Yourself from Surprise Emergency Room Bills

Protect Yourself from Surprise Emergency Room Bills

About two thirds of emergency room doctors are independent contractors and may not be covered under your insurance plan. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on how to avoid unexpected fees.

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 05:22 PM PDT

Tips for Avoiding High Interest Credit Card Debt

Tips for Avoiding High Interest Credit Card Debt

An industry expert offer NBC 7's Consumer Bob advice for managing consumer debt and tips for avoiding it.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 07:46 PM PDT

Samsung Braces for Recall, Apple Shines Amid Latest Release

Samsung Braces for Recall, Apple Shines Amid Latest Release

Will Samsung be able to bounce back from the largest product recall in smartphone history? NBC 7's Consumer Bob has the answer.

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 05:24 PM PDT

Safe, Effective Lice Killing Alternatives

Safe, Effective Lice Killing Alternatives

Getting lice is easy, but getting rid of them can be a challenge. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has tips and advice for parents dealing with children with lice.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 07:50 PM PDT

Tips for More Friendly Airline Experiences

Tips for More Friendly Airline Experiences

While airline profits reach $25.6 billion last year, customer complaints were up 34 percent compared to the year before. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has some advice to make the skies a little more friendly.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 06:05 PM PDT

Which Wireless Headphones are Best?

Which Wireless Headphones are Best?

With Apple's recent decision to remove the headphone jack from its newest phones, which pair of headphones should you buy? NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

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Consumer Bob has been covering consumer news in San Diego for more than 21 years. Whether it's talking about great deals, how to save money or avoiding trendy scams, he brings you the latest on NBC 7 News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Send him suggestions for stories or features via email.