<![CDATA[NBC New York - ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/feature/better-get-baquero http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSat, 23 Sep 2017 12:35:17 -0400Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:35:17 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Charges for Canceling Personal Training Sessions]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:08:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Charges_for_Canceling_Personal_Training_Sessions.jpg

When you sign up to join a gym, there's a law that gives consumers the right to cancel membership under certain circumstances. But what about charges for personal training sessions? Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Complications Returning a Mattress]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:50:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Complications_Returning_a_Mattress.jpg

A man was surprised to learn what he couldn't return when he wanted to take back his new mattress. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Double Charge for License Renewal]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:25:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Double_Charge_for_License_Renewal.jpg

A New Jersey doctor was charged twice for one medical license. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Excelsior Scholarship Application Delayed]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:23:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Excelsior_Scholarship_Application_Delayed.jpg

A Westchester mom encountered a problem with the free college tuition application process. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Mom Fights for Nutrition Formula Insurance Coverage]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:29:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mom_Fights_for_Nutrition_Formula_Insurance_Coverage.jpg

Treatment for rare diseases can be expensive. But a New Jersey mom is fighting back. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Tech to Help Prevent Sexual Assault]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:52:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tech_to_Help_Prevent_Sexual_Assault.jpg

Technology could be helping stop sexual assaults on college campus. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Loan Modification May Hurt Credit Scores]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Loan_Modification_Hurt_Credit_Score.jpg

Some avenues people take to repay their mortgage loans can have a negative effect on credit scores. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Ticket Bots and Ticket Scalpers]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:56:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cracking_Down_on_Ticket_Bots_and_Ticket_Scalpers.jpg

Companies like Ticketmaster estimate 60 percent of the most desirable tickets are bought through the use of bots, so they've come up with a new system being used for Broadway shows and concert tours. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Protecting Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:25:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Protecting_Your_Social_Media_Accounts_From_Hackers.jpg

Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero helps a LinkedIn user whose account got hacked.

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<![CDATA[How Long Should a 'Lifetime Subscription' Last?]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:48:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Sirius_XM_Lifetime_Subscription.jpg

Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Sirius XM subscriber who was offered a lifetime subscription when he bought a new car.

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<![CDATA[Wireless Woes: Transferring Cell Service]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:31:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NY_WNBC_Backup_2017_09_08_16_34_15.jpg

A New Jersey man thought he'd found a good deal for a wireless service, but instead he says he's now out of pocket $1,400. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Car Breaks Down, Left in Another State]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trucks+generic+used+cars.jpg

A professional boxer found himself fighting with his car manufacturer when the vehicle broke down. It was towed to a dealership, but when he didn't get the car back a month later, he said, Better Get Baquero. Lynda Baquero breaks down what happened.



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<![CDATA[How to Manage Heavy Backpacks]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/How_to_Manage_Heavy_Backpacks.jpg

As students return to school, here are a few tips on managing heavy backpacks. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Warning For Online Shoppers as NJ Grandma Gets Scammed]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:48:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Warning_For_Online_Shoppers.jpg

A New Jersey grandmother got a deal that was too good to be true. Now she wants to warn others. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gadgets at a Lower Price]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:15:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Back_to_School_Tech_Gadgets_at_a_Lower_Price.jpg

Shopping for back-to-school items has gotten more expensive as classrooms have become more tech-oriented. Here are some ways to save money. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Warning About Wine Scams]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:19:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Warning_About_Wine_Scams.jpg

Americans are the biggest wine drinkers in the world. Here's how to avoid getting scammed when buying your next drop. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Airplane Customer Questions Refund Policy]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:55:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Airplane_Customer_Questions_Refund_Policy.jpg

Lynda Baquero reports on an airplane customer who thought he was covered by travel insurance for a cancellation, but says he never received a full refund.

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<![CDATA[Apps to Help You Learn Other Languages]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:49:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Apps_to_Help_You_Learn_Other_Languages.jpg

There are now several mobile apps that can help you learn another language. Lynda Baquero has the details.

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<![CDATA[How to Choose a Computer Before Sending Kids to College]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:41:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/How_to_Choose_a_Computer_Before_Sending_Kids_to_College.jpg

Lynda Baquero has a round-up of some of the best laptop and computer options for parents to consider before sending kids to college.

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<![CDATA[Brand New Cooling System Breaks Down After 2 Months]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:35:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brand_New_Cooling_System_Breaks_Down_After_2_Months.jpg

A New Jersey woman was having trouble getting her brand new cooling system fixed, at the height of summer. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Find Extra Money for Vacation]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:48:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Find_Extra_Money_for_Vacation.jpg

Summer's not over yet, but is your vacation fund already empty? Better Get Baquero for tips on raising extra cash for an extra getaway. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Park NYC Customer Reports Duplicate Charges]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Park_NYC_Customer_Reports_Duplicate_Charges.jpg

A new citywide parking app is supposed to help customers pay for on-street parking using their cellphones. But one woman says she got duplicate charges on her Park NYC account. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Costs of Adopting a Pet]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:13:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Costs_of_Adopting_a_Pet.jpg

What are the costs of adopting and caring for a new pet? Lynda Baquero has the details.

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<![CDATA[Free Activity and Calorie Counting Apps]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:10:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Free_Activty_and_Calorie_Counting_Apps.jpg

These three free apps log your activity and show you how many calories you're burning. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Windows and Doors Installed Incorrectly]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Windows_and_Doors_Installed_Incorrectly.jpg

A New Jersey man paid $40,000 for dozens of doors and windows in his new home, only to realize they were installed defectively. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Withdrawing 401K After Employer Goes Out of Business]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:10:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Withdrawing_401K_After_Employer_Goes_Out_of_Business.jpg

When a company went out of business, a New Jersey employee had trouble getting access to his 401K retirement plan. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Fighting Credit Card Charges]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:09:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fighting_Credit_Card_Charges.jpg

Lynd Baquero helps a Bronx woman effectively dispute unauthorized credit card charges.

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<![CDATA[Void Warranty After Company Bankruptcy]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:39:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Void_Warranty_After_Company_Bankruptcy_1200x675_1019292227951.jpg

A solar panel company that offered customers a 20-year warranty suddenly goes bankrupt, nulling the warranty. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Fighting Property Tax Increases]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:41:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Property_Tax_Confusion.jpg

A New Jersey man tries to fight an increase in his property tax before it's too late. Lynda Baquero clears up the timetable for arguing your property tax bill.

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<![CDATA[Online Flight Reservation Error]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:18:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Online_Flight_Reservation_Error.jpg

Lynda Baquero looks into what happens when you put down a wrong name while booking a flight.

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<![CDATA[NY State Health Insurance Birth Date Changed]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:16:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NY_State_Insurance_Birth_Date_Changed.jpg

Lynda Baquero helps a woman who discovered that her son's birth date was changed on her New York State health insurance policy.

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<![CDATA[Woman Mistakenly Identified as Dead]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:23:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Woman_Mistakenly_Identified_as_Dead.jpg

Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island woman who was mistakenly identified as deceased.

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<![CDATA[Preventing Swimmer’s Ear]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:21:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Preventing_Swimmer_s_Ear.jpg

Lynda Baquero has all the tips for staying healthy in the pool this summer, especially when it comes to swimmer's ear.

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<![CDATA[Increasingly Elaborate Airport Amenities]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:08:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Airport_Amenities.jpg

American airports are competing with global hubs, with services like yoga studios, napping rooms and dogs petting. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Privacy Concerns Over Snapchat Map]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Privacy_Concerns_Over_Snapchat_Map.jpg

Some parents are worried about Snapchat's new Snap Map feature, which allows users to see the location of their friends in real time. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Car Insurance Comparison Shopping]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:19:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Car_Insurance_Comparison_Shopping.jpg

If you own a car, you might want to reconsider which insurance you're using. It could save you hundreds of dollars. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Teaching Infants Swim Survival]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:42:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Teaching_Infants_Swim_Survival.jpg

Children as young as six months old are learning how to swim. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Recycling Apps Helps Residents Do Their Part]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:52:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Recycling_Apps_Helps_Residents_Do_Their_Part.jpg

Apps can help you be better about recycling used materials. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Beware Gift Card Fees]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:20:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Beware_Gift_Card_Fees.jpg

How did a $250 gift card drain down to $0 when the consumer says she never used it? Better Get Baquero has a warning about gift card fees. Lynda Baquero explains.

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<![CDATA[Offers of Help for Women After Bridal Shop's Sudden Closure]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_NJ_Bridal_Shop_Closing_Update.jpg

Alfred Angelo suddenly closed up shop, leaving brides-to-be stranded. Several people are offering to help. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[401K Deductions]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:15:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Better_Get_Baquero_401K_Deductions.jpg

When a woman evaluated her 401K, she found a company outside her retirement company charging her fees. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[How to Keep Safe During Summer Barbecue Season]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:15:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/How_to_Keep_Safe_During_Summer_Barbecue_Season.jpg

Ten people die and more than $100 million worth of property damage are blamed every year on fires involving home grills, according to the National Fire Protection Association. An expert from the New York City Fire Department has tips on how to keep safe during the summer barbecue season. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Barbecue Fire Safety]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017085412_1200x675_1002809411989.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero and Lt. Anthony Mancuso of the FDNY review safety tips to keep you and your family safe.

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<![CDATA[Discount Coupon Not Accepted]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:39:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Discount_Coupon_Not_Accepted_1200x675_1001969731937.jpg

A discount coupon ended up spending one man more on dinner than if he never got it at all. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Useful Apps to Plan Your Summer Day Trip]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Useful_Apps_to_Plan_Your_Summer_Day_Trip.jpg

Looking to plan a summer day trip? Here are some free apps to get you on your way. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Lifeline Program Offers Phone Discounts for Elderly]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Lifeline_Program_Offers_Phone_Discounts_for_Elderly.jpg

When senior citizens are homebound, their lifeline could be a program called Lifeline, which offers discounted pricing for telephone service. But one senior and her family had trouble proving her eligibility for the program, and that's when they decided to Better Get Baquero. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Trouble Signing Up for Emergency Phone Line]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:33:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017025776_1200x675_996211779998.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman sign up for emergency landline service.

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<![CDATA[Medical Test Not Covered by Insurance]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:12:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Medical_Test_Not_Covered_by_Insurance.jpg

Certain routine medical exams are often fully covered under insurance plans, and that was supposed to be the case for a Brooklyn man. So when he got a $700 bill, he knew he'd Better Get Baquero. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Health Insurance Denies Coverage for Preventative Screening]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:13:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017006022_1200x675_994399811611.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn man with a $700 bill he thought should be covered under his plan.

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