<![CDATA[NBC New York - ]]> Copyright 2014 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, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:44 -0400 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:44 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Chase Mobile APP]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:56:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004537624_1200x675_314086979799.jpg When a Long Island mom had a check she deposited, withdrawn from her account, she called on News 4's Lynda Baquero.]]> <![CDATA[Woman Adopts Dog She's Told Is Healthy, Finds It's Sick]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dog-cone-head.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman who adopted a sick dog with an illness.

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<![CDATA[Storage Company Asks Patrons to Sign Release Forms]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/427*120/picresized_th_baquerostoragejpg.jpg A self-storage facility in New Jersey is asking customers to sign a document clearing them of liability in the case of a personal information leak. Lynda Baquero has more. ]]> <![CDATA[Summer BBQ Safety Tips You Need to Know]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:55:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004487645_1200x675_312233539962.jpg One of the pleasures of the summer is a backyard BBQ. But a day of fun can quickly turn dangerous, even deadly. Here's what you need to know to stay safe grilling this summer. Lynda Baquero reports.]]> <![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: College Textbook Bargains]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004479168_1200x675_311876675868.jpg In just a few weeks, college students will be getting ready to hit the books once again -- but the price of those books is skyrocketing, with some costing several hundred dollars each. Lynda Baquero has tips on cutting costs.]]> <![CDATA[Family's Central Air Unit Stops Cooling]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/188*120/BAQUEROSEARS.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn family get their central A/C unit repaired.]]> <![CDATA[Tips to Beat High Temps, High Electric Bills]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:54:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004436325_1200x675_307129411633.jpg Whether you use central air, a window air conditioner or a ceiling fan to beat the summer heat, staying cool comes with a price. So how do you keep cool without losing your cool over the cost? Lynda Baquero reports. Learn more about the Con Ed rebate program for air conditioners here.]]> <![CDATA[Warning: Scammers Pretend to Be With IRS]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/427*120/baqueroirs.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about callers making the rounds pretending to be from the IRS.]]> <![CDATA[News 4 Helps Woman Secure Promised Offer]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:25:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/176*120/BAQUEROAMEX.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman get the offer she was promised.]]> <![CDATA[Popular Auction Site Promises Big Discounts]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:55:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004411681_1200x675_304630339834.jpg Quibids promises discounts of up to 95 percent on household goods and electronics. Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero has more.]]> <![CDATA[Buzzfeed Shares Best Mobile Apps]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:50:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004390460_1200x675_301541955853.jpg There are hundreds of great smartphone apps out there. So how do you decide what to download? Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has more.]]> <![CDATA[How to Return Online Purchase With No Return Address]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:39:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/162*120/BAQUEROHILTON.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps an online shopper get her money back for an item she wanted to return.]]> <![CDATA[Foreign Travel Warning]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:20:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/190*120/baqueronairobi.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about traveling to certain parts of the world.]]> <![CDATA[Buying a Dog Using a Store Credit]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:10:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*160/102969732596657842169191008476382n.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey family purchase a dog using a store credit when they couldn't find their original receipt.

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<![CDATA[Dobbs Ferry Woman Seeks Help With Phone Bill]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:00:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004340404_1200x675_296117315566.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Dobbs Ferry woman who signed up for a phone carrier's calling plan expecting savings, only to get hit with a big bill.]]> <![CDATA[New Website Could Change the Way You Shop]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:37:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/digital+mall.jpg Why a new website may change the way you shop.]]> <![CDATA[Restaurant Owner Wants Out of Contract]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004238152_1200x675_284655171538.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island restaurant owner who got caught up an expensive contract for 'point of sale' equipment.]]> <![CDATA[Agreed Upon Price is Not the Actual Price]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:51:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/197*120/baquerostubhub.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ man who says he thought he found a great deal on resold tickets but when he clicked "purchase", he says the price jumped!]]> <![CDATA[Remedy for Suspended Email]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/189*120/BAQUEROAOL.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man fix his suspended email account.]]> <![CDATA[Cable Bundle Deal Becomes a Reality]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*127/BAQUEROVERIZON.JPG Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ family get the deal they were promised.]]> <![CDATA[New Scam Involving Crook Posing As Your Bank]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:09:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004134404_1200x675_274473539600.jpg A New Jersey woman gets a phone call from recording claiming to be her bank and asking for her debt card number. News 4's Lynda Baquero explains what she did.]]> <![CDATA[Lost Payment Resulted in New Policy at More Money]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:18:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/427*120/baquerometlife.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Coram couple re-instate their life insurance policy after a lost payment resulted in a cancelled policy.]]> <![CDATA[NHL Website Rescinds Rangers' Jersey Offer]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:40:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*122/BAQUERORANGERS.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero speaks to a New Jersey man who says he bought a Rangers jersey on the NHL's website only to have the transaction canceled the next day.]]> <![CDATA[Moving Cost Estimate Skyrockets in Actuality]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:29:01 -0400 Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has the story of a woman who just moved from New York to Florida and found her moving costs to be much more than anticipated.]]> <![CDATA[How to Get Free Donuts, Appetizers]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:35:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Donuts-Baquero.jpg Donuts, appetizers, and a keepsake made from your child's artwork can be yours for free. Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero tells you how in this week's Freebie Friday]]> <![CDATA[How Do Bereavement Fares Work?]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/187*120/BAQUERODELTA.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero investigates which airlines still offer bereavement fares.]]> <![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Summer Travel on a Budget]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:50:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004035939_1200x675_263680067622.jpg With school winding down and summer just a few weeks away, you might be thinking about summer travel. But how do you find the best deals? Better Get Baquero is here to help you search for vacations on a budget. Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero has more.]]> <![CDATA[Woman Waits for Replacement Luxury Watch]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:57:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004026903_1200x675_262707779889.jpg News 4 Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero gets to the bottom of why a New Jersey woman has spent months waiting for her replacment timepiece.]]> <![CDATA[Missing Floral Arrangement Raises Questions]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:55:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004017787_1200x675_261680707869.jpg News 4 consumer reporter Lynda Baquero looks into why Avas Flowers didn't deliver on an out-of-town order for a funeral arrangement.]]> <![CDATA[NJ Man Fights Rental Car Dirt Claim]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:20:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004009208_1200x675_260810819635.jpg Whether it's a vehicle you rent for a vacation, errand or roadtrip, take a good look inside your rental car before you turn it in, or face some serious fines. One New Jersey man contacted News Four to tell us his story. Lynda Baquero reports.]]> <![CDATA[NJ Man Fighting $4K Rental Car Bill]]> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:30:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003983652_1200x675_257066051667.jpg A New Jersey man found himself on the hook for nearly $4,000 in rental car damages in Florida last December. One problem: he wasn't in Florida in December. Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps sort things out.]]> <![CDATA[Why Does It Cost More to Charge Gas Than To Pay With Cash?]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:12:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Gas4.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero investigates the cost difference between cash and credit when buying gas.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[4 Places Never to Swipe Your Debit Card]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 06:05:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/debit+card+swipe.jpg There are four places where you should not be swiping your debit card. Lynda Baquero has more.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Woman Has Trouble Getting Flight Refunded After Husband Passes Away]]> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:02:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003931518_1200x675_250579011784.jpg News Four Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero finds out what the problem was and steps in to help.]]> <![CDATA[New Floor Not Up To Par]]> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:25:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TINYBAQUEROBAMBOOFLOORINGPKG_7150311_1200x675_249612867938.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Westchester couple fix their gaping floor.]]> <![CDATA[Honoring Warranty on Aging Playset]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/185*120/baqueroswings.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ family replace their weathered and dangerous swingset.]]> <![CDATA[Costly Broken Gas Meter]]> Mon, 05 May 2014 18:50:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/164*120/baqueronatgrid.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island couple with a broken gas meter get their bill adjusted.]]> <![CDATA[Apps Can Make You Money]]> Fri, 02 May 2014 06:20:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/apps+into+money.jpg News 4 Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero finds out how you can earn extra cash while doing things you already do.]]> <![CDATA[Filing a Pet Insurance Claim]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:55:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*140/BAQUEROPET.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New City family get paid for a pet insurance claim.]]> <![CDATA[UES Restaurant Loses Phone Service]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:46:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baquero-phone.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a small business resolve their phone outage.]]> <![CDATA[Connecticut Man Struggles to Get Money Back For Seminary Classes]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:50:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003829772_1200x675_236300356000.jpg News 4 Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Connecticut man get back his money after he decided to cancel his classes.]]> <![CDATA[Shedding Light on a Pesky Fridge Problem]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:25:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fridge+problem.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan woman fix her fridge.]]> <![CDATA[Helping a NJ Man Get a New Wheelchair]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:05:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*121/BAQUEROWHEELCHAIR.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a NJ man get a new wheelchair!]]> <![CDATA[Trying to Cancel a Service]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/167*120/BAQUEROINSIGHTFUL.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island woman get the refund promised to her by a company that signed her up over the phone.]]> <![CDATA[Freebie Friday: Gifts for Your Pet & For Your Hair]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003681475_1200x675_216576579678.jpg News 4 Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero takes you through some of this week's free gifts.]]> <![CDATA[Replacing the New Phone Batteries]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/170*120/baqueroverizonbat.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a changing times story on how the new phone systems require consumers to change the batteries.]]> <![CDATA[What You Need to Know as Deadline Approaches for ACA Open Enrollment]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:25:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003620954_1200x675_208665155870.jpg Lynda Baquero breaks down everything you need to know about open enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act.]]> <![CDATA[Earn Rewards While Shopping]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/185*120/baquerorewardable.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has details about a new app that gives you rewards for doing tasks while shopping!]]> <![CDATA[Suffolk Rates Dog Groomers]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*126/BAQUERODOGGROOM.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains how new Suffolk County law establishing dog grooming Board works.]]>