<![CDATA[NBC New York - ]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/feature/better-get-baquero http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:43:24 -0500 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:43:24 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Getting Money Back From Dating Service]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:05:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/its+just+lunch+consumer.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ woman after she hired a dating service.]]> <![CDATA[Rewarded for Switching]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:57:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010359869_1200x675_619700291507.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Washington Heights woman get a reward card promised by her cable company.]]> <![CDATA[Differences in different types of Life Insurance Policies]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:40:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010320614_1200x675_617234499917.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains the different types of insurance.]]> <![CDATA[Trading in an Old Phone for Cash]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:12:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010273433_1200x675_614545987779.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman get the cash promised to her in exchange for her old cell phone.]]> <![CDATA[Submit Tips or Story Ideas to Better Get Baquero]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:44:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BGB_Watch_Moduleweb.jpg

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<![CDATA[Traded in But Not Paid Off]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010184785_1200x675_609407555779.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Bronx woman who traded in her car but the dealership never paid it off, leaving her to pay for two cars every month.]]> <![CDATA[Planning Your Financial Year]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:05:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010080050_1200x675_604609603621.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has suggestions to plan your financial year.]]> <![CDATA[Billing the Correct Insurance Company]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010024742_1200x675_602032707914.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman ensure her proper health insurance company is billed for her healthcare treatements.]]> <![CDATA[Missing Parts for Stationary Bike]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010009401_1200x675_601341507914.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman whose stationary bike arrived without the parts to put it together!]]> <![CDATA[Out-of-Stock Furniture Refund]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:11:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009994913_1200x675_600648259506.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Queens woman get her refund for merchandise that was no longer available.]]> <![CDATA[Rethinking a Timeshare]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:27:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009978848_1200x675_599977539837.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Queens man who changed his mind about buying a timeshare.]]> <![CDATA[Offers to Register Your Domain in Other Countries]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:05:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009940575_1200x675_597902403987.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero talks about email offers to renew your website in other countries.]]> <![CDATA[In vs. Out of Network Surgery]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009910010_1200x675_596311619697.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning to anyone considering elective surgery about the costs that may be involved.]]> <![CDATA[Resolving Healthcare Payment Issue]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009894786_1200x675_595673667632.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man fix his family's healthcare plan.]]> <![CDATA[Best Ranges According to Good Housekeeping]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:35:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009767922_1200x675_590908483706.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has the Good Housekeeping Institute's test resultd for the best stove/oven combos.]]> <![CDATA[Reinstating EZ Pass Discount]]> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:47:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009742113_1200x675_589663299706.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Staten Island resident reinstate his EZ Pass discount.]]> <![CDATA[Sleep Apps to Help You Feel Better Rested]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:11:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009716982_1200x675_588527171525.jpg Sleep can be especially tough to come by during the holiday season, one of the busiest times of the year.Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero found that with the help of some apps, you can put sleepless nights to rest.]]> <![CDATA[Protecting Our Seniors: Town Hall Meeting]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009702732_1200x675_587813443786.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero reports on a Town Hall meeting in Washington Heights aimed at educating senior citizens on popular scams.]]> <![CDATA[Protecting Our Seniors: Grandparent Scam]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009686158_1200x675_587174467856.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about the popular Grandparent Scam that targets senior citizens.]]> <![CDATA[DA Warns of 'Evil Spirits' Scheme Targeting NYC's Elderly]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:01:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Summer-Scams-generic.jpg

New York City prosecutors say they’ve seen an increase in the number of elderly people falling victim to con artists claiming to rid their grandchildren of evil spirits in exchange for cash and jewelry.

Officials with the Manhattan district attorney's office say that grifters have been increasingly targeting older residents of Chinese heritage.

Investigators think the scammers hang out around parks and other areas where senior citizens practice Tai Chi, said Catherine Christian, the head of the district attorney's elder abuse unit.

Once they get enough information about a victim’s grandchildren or other family members, they’ll approach and warn them about evil spirits.

Usually, Christian said, they’ll tell the victims in their native tongue that they’ll perform a sort of exorcism in exchange for cash and jewelry.

“They say, 'What you can do is bring jewelry, bring thousands of dollars, put it in a bag and I will bless it for you, and then your grandchild, your son, will be safe,'" she said.

But it doesn’t work out that way. Soon after the victim hands over payment, the hustler disappears.

The district attorney's office is assembling a team to target the scam, but Christian said that it’s difficult to track down suspects because many of the victims are embarrassed.

“They're not reporting it because they're humiliated," she said.

Anyone with information about the scheme should please contact the New York County District Attorney's Office Elder Abuse Unit at 212-335-9007.

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<![CDATA[Protecting Our Seniors: Tax Scam]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:49:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009655482_1200x675_585845827975.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about imposters claiming to be from the IRS and demanding money!]]> <![CDATA[Basics of a Reverse Mortgage]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:39:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009631134_1200x675_584597571553.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has advice for anyone considering a reverse mortgage as part of our Protecting Our Seniors series.]]> <![CDATA[Protecting Our Seniors: Sweepstakes Scams]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:58:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009616579_1200x675_583872067601.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about sweepstakes scams targeting senior citizens]]> <![CDATA[What to Know Before You Donate on Giving Tuesday]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:40:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009488925_1200x675_576648259747.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has advice on how to research a charity.]]> <![CDATA[Shoppers Rush Tri-State Malls For Black Friday Deals]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:52:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009463639_1200x675_575437891934.jpg With so many stores offering deep discounts on Black Friday, people across the Tri-State came out in droves hoping to score big deals. Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero reports.]]> <![CDATA[Considering a Third-Party Energy Supplier]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:06:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009445314_1200x675_574385731890.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a list of what you need to ask before switching to a third party energy supplier.]]> <![CDATA[Beware Unlicensed Home Contractors]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:35:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009374667_1200x675_570249795867.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about people coming to your door to offer you services for your home.]]> <![CDATA[Hiring a Company to Market an Invention]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009344462_1200x675_568717891895.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero tries to help a Queens man who paid a firm nearly $10,000 to help him promote his invention.]]> <![CDATA[Feeding Your Family for $4 a Day]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:00:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009274388_1200x675_564745283913.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero talks to Leanne Brown, the author of "Good and Cheap," for tips on how to feed a family for just $4 a day.]]> <![CDATA[Scammers Copy Green Dot's Website to Steal Customer's Money and Info]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:40:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009257956_1200x675_563785283933.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man who did a manual search for the Green Dot website instead of typing their actual URL directly into a search engine, and found himself on a scammer's lookalike site.]]> <![CDATA[Ending a Medical Alert Contract]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009243058_1200x675_562970691610.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Bronx woman terminate her mother's electronic monitoring equipment contract after she no longer needs it.]]> <![CDATA[Fined for Duty-Free Cigarettes]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:06:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009187359_1200x675_559397955747.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ woman who says she had to pay a fine in Mexico when she arrived there with the duty-free cigarettes she'd purchased in Newark.]]> <![CDATA[Forecast for Tuesday, Nov. 3]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009158031_1200x675_558016067729.jpg Chris Cimino’s forecast for Tuesday, Nov. 3. ]]> <![CDATA[Homeowner's Insurance Annual Renewal]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:36:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009171202_1200x675_558372931912.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero tells what you need to check for during your policy's annual renewal.]]> <![CDATA[Insurance Claim: Is it Covered or Not?]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:30:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009153423_1200x675_557530179946.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero gets the answer when a man tries to get a vaccine that his insurance company says is covered, but his doctor's office says is not.]]> <![CDATA[Avoiding Uber Surge Pricing]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:20:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Uber-Generic.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has the results of a new study that shows how you may be able to avoid Uber's surge pricing.

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<![CDATA[Double Charged on Student Loan Payment]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:03:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009117209_1200x675_555055171525.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Staten Island man get a refund after he was charged twice for his daughter's student loan payment.]]> <![CDATA[Choosing a Computer Repair Shop]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009088546_1200x675_553153603794.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero investigates a computer repair shop on Long Island and has tips for anyone looking for a reputable company.]]> <![CDATA[Stuck with a House Rental But No Olympic Tickets]]> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:09:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009072907_1200x675_552235587715.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island family who got stuck with a house rental when they realized the tickets they bought for the 2016 Olympics were no good.]]> <![CDATA[Switching to Solar at Home]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009035888_1200x675_549742659884.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains the process of turning on the power of the sun.]]> <![CDATA[Customers Struggle with Laundry App]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:51:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009021365_1200x675_548958787939.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman who used a laundry app service that lost some of her clothes.]]> <![CDATA[Long-Term Car Repair]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:13:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009005368_1200x675_548172867682.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman get her car back from service after many months and no indication of what was wrong.]]> <![CDATA[Reinstating COBRA Benefits]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:32:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008991409_1200x675_547463235783.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island man get his health benefits reinstated after a payment error.]]> <![CDATA[Help for Airline Customer Who Couldn't Travel]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:22:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008936306_1200x675_544577091540.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman who wasn't able to fly because of an issue getting a travel visa.]]> <![CDATA[Choosing the Best Car Seat]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008921955_1200x675_544267843797.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero shows us the top three car seat choices from the Good Housekeeping Institute.]]> <![CDATA[Choosing the Best Car Seat]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:43:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008921955_1200x675_543824963819.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero shows us the top three car seat choices from the Good Housekeeping Institute.]]> <![CDATA[How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster]]> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008909106_1200x675_543152195506.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has tips on how to pay off your mortgage quicker!]]> <![CDATA[News 4 Helps Customer After Bridal Shop Shuts Down]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008888504_1200x675_542009923765.jpg A frustrated customer got her dress after contacting News 4's Lynda Baquero.]]> <![CDATA[New Mortgage Loan Process]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:01:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008873052_1200x675_541301827644.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains the new, better, changes you will see when applying for a mortgage that make it easier to understand how much your new home will cost!]]> <![CDATA[Bride and Her Mom Stressed Over Late Dress Delivery]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:20:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008856448_1200x675_540536899767.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero help a Carmel family get their mother-of-the-bride dress delivered after a delay at the store where they made the purchase.]]>