Nina Pineda and the 7 On Your Side team help solve problems faced by consumers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Eyewitness News. And here, they blog about their experiences to give you an inside look at the process.

05/09/2011

I'm Already Married...TWICE?

When a couple from the Bronx tried to get married at City Hall last year, the clerk took the bride-to-be aside and revealed that she was already married not once but...TWICE! How is this possible? It turns out that her identity was stolen in 1979 and yet again in 1985.Take a walk down the aisle with 7 On Your Side...TONIGHT at 11! 

I'm Already Married...TWICE?

When a couple from the Bronx tried to get married at City Hall last year, the clerk took the bride-to-be aside and revealed that she was already married not once but...TWICE! How is this possible? It turns out that her identity was stolen in 1979 and yet again in 1985.Take a walk down the aisle with 7 On Your Side...TONIGHT at 11! 

03/21/2011

Synthetic Marijuana

Watch 7 on Your Side tonight at 11:00pm to learn why you don’t want your children to get their hands on this new brand of synthetic drug.  It’s already been banned but we still found it for sale.

02/18/2011

Get out of Debt FREE!

Trying to consolidate your debt? Be careful not to fall into a trap. A local nurse went to his tax preparer to help him manage his debt. $1550 later...there was still no help. What he didn't know was that he could get help with his finances in the city for free!!! To find out how, check out his story tonight at 11!

02/14/2011

Mortgage process hits a sour note for music teacher

Before taking out a loan from your bank, make sure to clean up your credit report. One little wrinkle can lead to a huge disaster. Find out what happened to a retired teacher who was about to lose his life savings but got 7 On Your Side to help him expediate the process. His story is on Tonight at 5!

02/07/2011

Traveling To Egypt?

Traveling to Egypt? Can you get a refund when civil unrest breaks out? Watch 7 On Your Side to see what happened to a consumer who tried to cancel her flight to Cairo.

 

 

01/31/2011

"Jerk" Chicken

What you didn't see on our story about the Bronx Caterer owed 7,440 from the Bronx Pride Community Center was all the hard work which goes into running Jane Smith's take-out restaurant and catering business.  She's 74 and every days she's up there morning till night making her Jamaican food -oxtail, curried goat and Jerk Chicken.  Its a shame she got "jerked" around by this community center. We were glad the new Director saw to it to get her some of the money owed to her. Jane was late on her con ed bill, her lease and her advertising bill.  All this because she continued to provide after school meals for kids even when she stopped getting paid, never believing a "community" center would stop taking her calls..she waited 7 months to see a dime.

01/21/2011

FTC Scams

A Staten Island man gets scammed out of $13,500 by a so-called government worker. He was asked to wire money in order to win a $2 million prize. For scam warnings and other helpful hints, check out this story at 7online.com under 7 On Your Side.

12/06/2010

Travel Deals and Steals

Thinking about booking a holiday vacation? Before you do, make sure you’re aware of where to find the best deals and how your computer could be hiding them from you. Nina Pineda and 7 On Your Side are here to show you travel gotchas, deals and steals. Tune in tonight at 5 pm and check it out.

12/02/2010

Counting the Miles

A New Jersey couple stopped driving their car after realizing the odometer was malfunctioning and adding miles. When they brought the car back to their dealer at the end of the lease, they were slammed with fees for something they couldn’t control. After trying everything they could think of, they called 7 On Your Side for help. Tune in tonight at 5 pm for their story.