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Call Kurtis: Discover FICO Scores Called Into Question

Credit Expert and Author of “The Road to 850″ Al Bingham says he’s never seen a perfect FICO score. Bingham who is also a loan officer pulled Craig’s Classic FICO score, and found it was 812. Moegel also purchased his credit score in early May through and found it was 777.


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Call Kurtis Investigates: Mug Shot Extortion

Never charged with a crime, people across the country are finding their mug shots on the web and some web sites are demanding money to take them down.


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Call Kurtis Investigates: Illegal Car Flippers Selling Dangerous Vehicles

Flipping cars is illegal without a dealers license, but a Call Kurtis undercover investigation reveals it’s happening all across the state.



Call Kurtis Investigates: Unlicensed Contractor Places Lien On Home For Unfinished Work

In this case, not only did this contractor take on this job illegally, but he laid out the proof he broke the law by filing a lien against our viewer’s home.



Call Kurtis Investigates: State Adds Security to CalJOBS Website After CBS13 Exposes Vulnerability

It now appears EDD has quietly made a change to the CalJOBS site. Instead of easily accessing resumes, a warning now pops up after creating an employer account reading, “Your employer account is not enabled at this time. If you have recently registered, your account will be verified within 72 hours.”


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Call Kurtis Investigates: Security Flaw at CalJOBS Website Exposes Personal Info of up to 1.4M Californians

A CBS13 investigation uncovered it took less than three minutes to pose as an employer and access the password protected Caljobs website, operated by the Employment Development Department.


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Call Kurtis: Malfunctioning Meter Causes 89-Year-Old to be Backbilled Six Months

The City of Sacramento admits she’s now getting billed for six months of service, because her meter malfunctioned. Flowers says the city wants her to pay all that money in one month; something she can’t afford.



Call Kurtis Investigates: Metro Fire Won’t Refund $1.3M In Taxes It Shouldn’t Have Collected

A Sacramento fire district that wrongly taxed homeowners more than $3 million due to a clerical error will not be issuing a full refund of that money, a Call Kurtis investigation has learned.


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Call Kurtis: Where’s My Lifetime of United Airlines Discounts I Paid For in 1996?

CBS13 has learned United stopped taking on new life members in 2005. Now, Suzanne says she can’t find any Silver Wings discounts on the United website, no matter which flights she plugs in.



Call Kurtis: How To Make Sure You’re Covered When Remodeling

Mike and Shannon Harrington bought the tiles on their own for a contractor to put in — all to save money. But they said that decision is delaying their entire home improvement project.



Call Kurtis: FasTrak Admits Up to 1,000 Ticketing Errors Per Day

FasTrak’s error rate is less than 1 percent, according to Goodwin, but he admits that ends up being about 1,000 errors a day.



Call Kurtis: How Long Do Manufacturers Make Spare Parts?

Kelly Souza spent about $3,000 on her GE refrigerator seven years ago, but she said now it won’t stay cold.