<![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-usMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:05:15 -0500Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:05:15 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYS STAR Tax Relief Checks]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:57:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014526024_1200x675_848613443522.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero finds out the status of New York's STAR program rebate checks.]]> <![CDATA[New Jersey Man Hit With $12K Hospital Bill Following Stomach Problem]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:46:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014511938_1200x675_847699011994.jpg A New Jersey man's visit to the hospital for a stomach problem ended up costing thousands of dollars more for repairs to his teeth. Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero stepped in to help.]]> <![CDATA[Trying to Get Compensation for Lost Luggage]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:11:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014490834_1200x675_846721603991.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan woman get compensation after her luggage is lost for 5 days while she was on vacation in Italy.]]> <![CDATA[Beware the Lure of 'Free' Government Money]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:28:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014306978_1200x675_836959299606.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about calls telling people they've won government money but only IF they pay in some form of giftcard currency first!]]> <![CDATA[Submit Tips or Story Ideas to Better Get Baquero]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/625X350_BGB.JPG

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<![CDATA[Finding Good Deals While You Shop Online]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014212489_1200x675_832017987697.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero profiles Goodshop Fetch that helps you find the latest discount codes to online shops.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fire Safety Tips]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014124942_1200x675_825334851507.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has ways to keep you and your family safe this holiday season!]]> <![CDATA[Computer Scammers Offer Help But Take Remote Access]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:24:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000014037120_1200x675_819291203848.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about scammers offering unsolicited help to fix your computer and end up taking control of it.]]> <![CDATA[Refund Request for Cosmetics Trial]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:54:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013986727_1200x675_816505923553.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan woman get a refund for some skin care products she decided to return.]]> <![CDATA[New York Man Has Trouble with Designer Chair]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:46:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013972385_1200x675_815534659585.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan man who says his chair wasn't right.]]> <![CDATA[MSG Company Alerts Customers of Data Breach]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:47:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/madison+square+garden+generic+1.jpg

Madison Square Garden Company says there has been a data breach affecting customers who may have used cards at merchandise and food and beverage locations at its properties in the last year. 

Those include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, from the time period between Nov. 9, 2015 and Oct. 24, 2016. 

Data contained in the magnetic stripe of the cards -- including credit card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and internal verification codes -- may have been accessed without authorization, the company says. 

Not all cards used during the time frame were affected, and the breach doesn't involve cards used at the MSG websites, box offices or Ticketmaster.

MSG says it has fixed the issue, "and customers may use their cards with confidence at MSG venues." The company says it's also working with law enforcement on the case. 

Customers can get more information at themadisonsquaregardencompany.com/customerupdate or call 844-319-9619 for more information. 

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<![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Dating Service Dilemma]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:04:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013954959_1200x675_814663235885.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has the questions you should ask before signing up for a dating service, as well as why you should do your homework first.]]> <![CDATA[Paying for Shingles Vaccine When It Could Have Been Free]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:50:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013911952_1200x675_811722307546.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Chelsea man who paid for a shot at his doctor's office when he knew it was free at his pharmacy.]]> <![CDATA[Valid Passport Denied at Airport]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:51:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013879386_1200x675_809678915766.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has information about why and when a valid U.S. Passport could deny you transit to another country.]]> <![CDATA[Reimbursement for Missing Car Seat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:51:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013864822_1200x675_808689731620.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps an airline traveler who says her son's car seat got lost in transit.]]> <![CDATA[Man Pays Sales Tax Twice for One Item]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:11:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013827173_1200x675_806026308002.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island man who paid sales tax TWICE for one item!]]> <![CDATA[Shipping Company Misplaces Delivery Item]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:35:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013809518_1200x675_805085763695.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan woman get reimbursement for a box containing $2000 worth of dresses and other items that was lost in transit.]]> <![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Fraudulent Charges Keep Popping Up]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:01:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013792869_1200x675_804078659524.jpg When a Connecticut woman became a victim of credit card fraud, she was happy to hear the charges would be removed from her account. But nearly a year later, those charges kept popping up on her bill. Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero helps.]]> <![CDATA[Use Caution When Renting Vacation Homes Online]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:46:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013775159_1200x675_803070531928.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about online vacation rentals.]]> <![CDATA[Beware Talent Agency Scams]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013750616_1200x675_801339971870.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about talent agencies who promise you employment and ask for money upfront!]]> <![CDATA['Grandparent Scam' Nearly Cost New York Man $10,000]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:36:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013716144_1200x675_799467587548.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a man who was tricked into believing his nephew was being held in jail and he needed to pay.... with giftcards!]]> <![CDATA[Four Years After Sandy, Insurance Money Received]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:23:10 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013657450_1200x675_796086339674.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Suffolk County woman get her insurance company to expedite the funds she needs to rebuild her Sandy-ravaged home.]]> <![CDATA[Optional Insurance Coverage for Rental Cars]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:42:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013606658_1200x675_793355331753.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Danbury man whose rental car was struck while parked.]]> <![CDATA[Vacation Flight Doesn't Exist]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013550346_1200x675_790326339539.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island couple whose vacation package included a flight but when they showed up at the airport, the airline was nowhere to be found.]]> <![CDATA[Confusion over Newspaper Subscription Price]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:20:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013518784_1200x675_788587075864.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island man who was charged more than the discount he was promised.]]> <![CDATA[Caution When Signing Electronic Keypads]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:16:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013503589_1200x675_787761731504.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about signing contracts.]]> <![CDATA[Biggest Scams Targeting Seniors]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013480486_1200x675_786324547890.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero talks to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority about the biggest scams targeting seniors. To reach the FINRA helpline, call 1-844-574-3577]]> <![CDATA[Confusion over Medical Bill]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:50:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013464539_1200x675_785461315565.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman who paid a hospital bill for anesthesia and then later found out, her insurance company would have paid it.]]> <![CDATA[Utilizing Trip Insurance When Weather Forces You to Cancel Your Vacation]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:10:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013448025_1200x675_784562243686.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Westchester man who almost lost $11,000 due to a cancelled cruise.]]> <![CDATA[NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013389808_1200x675_781536835583.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Westchester resident get her promised tax credit refund.]]> <![CDATA[Visiones: Hispanic Heritage Performance]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:47:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013392856_1200x675_781868099664.jpg Lynda Baquero sits down with pianist Simon Ghraichy to discuss his upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.]]> <![CDATA[Beware Prize Offers That Require Money Upfront]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013347745_1200x675_779110467720.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about prize scams that ask you to pay money first.]]> <![CDATA[Prepaid Vacation Payment Confusion]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:53:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013260640_1200x675_774291523739.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Staten Island family whose pre-paid vacation left them paying twice!]]> <![CDATA[Buying a TV Warranty]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:49:15 -0500 Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains what happened when a Bronx man tried to use his TV warranty to fix his TV issue.]]> <![CDATA[Coverage for a Colonoscopy]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:58:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013244265_1200x675_773479491945.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn man clear up a bill for a colonoscopy.]]> <![CDATA[Beware Ticket Scammers]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:55:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013220635_1200x675_772148803740.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about scammers offering tickets to Broadway shows!]]> <![CDATA[Waiting for Delivery of Scooter]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:47:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013197752_1200x675_771305027746.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man who paid for a new scooter but weeks after the promised delivery date, no scooter had arrived.]]> <![CDATA[Fixing an Erroneous Double Charge]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:20:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013181652_1200x675_770447427966.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Westchester woman who booked a trip and found she'd been accidentally charged twice.]]> <![CDATA[Cancelling a Gym Membership]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:06:56 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013165014_1200x675_769642563962.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has advice for anyone trying to cancel their gym membership.]]> <![CDATA[Beware Emails Pleading for Financial Assistance]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013124287_1200x675_767134787966.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about an email scam that looks like it's from a friend asking for money.]]> <![CDATA[Miscommunication When Booking Online]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:06:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013107075_1200x675_766217283513.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man after he booked a hotel room online and when he arrived in Chicago, learned he'd be sharing that room with several others.]]> <![CDATA[Phone Attachment Problem]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013090825_1200x675_765156419871.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero investigates a fan attachment for cell phones.]]> <![CDATA[How to Find Missing Money and Accounts]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:07:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013075540_1200x675_764250179895.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains how to locate missing money and accounts.]]> <![CDATA[Insurance Coverage for Flu Shots]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013060251_1200x675_763342915641.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan man clear up a billing issue over his flu shot from last December!]]> <![CDATA[NYC's Violation Amnesty Program]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013037428_1200x675_761653315636.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains how NYC's ticket amnesty program works!]]> <![CDATA[Long Island Man Seeks Refund After Cancellation Date for Dental Plan]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013021094_1200x675_760776771609.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a man get a refund for a dental plan after he misunderstood the plan's cancellation policy.]]> <![CDATA[TV Rebate Offer]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:55:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013005077_1200x675_759890499932.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman get the TV she was promised as a rebate when she bought her new phone.]]> <![CDATA[Scholarship Money for Veterans]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:12:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012988027_1200x675_759006787868.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island veteran get her scholarship money correctly applied to her college tuition bill.]]> <![CDATA[GPS Trackers for Kids]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:38:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012806549_1200x675_748737091718.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has the best rated GPS Tracker Watches from PCMag.com]]> <![CDATA[Beware Callers Offering to Consolidate Your Student Loans]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:02:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012783306_1200x675_747510339950.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has a warning about scammers calling students and offering to consolidate their student loans.]]>