FOX 8 Defenders: Volunteers save consumers $55k

FOX 8 Defenders: Volunteers save consumers $55k
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - May proved to be a busy month for the FOX 8 Defenders. Volunteers tracked more than $55,500 in savings to consumers last month.

The National Council of Jewish Women volunteers who staff our consumer advocacy program handled 135 complaints in May. The total savings to consumers across Southeast Louisiana this year adds up to more than $165,000.

Volunteers answered several complaints of scams over the phone and Internet last month.  We helped one consumer who had trouble with a car warranty plan and helped another consumer track down problems with a parish water bill after getting billed too much.

If you have a consumer complaint, call the FOX 8 Defenders at 1-877-670-6397, fill out our online complaint form or email us at