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FOX 8 Defenders: Program saves consumers $109,000 in five months

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The FOX 8 Defenders saved consumers $109,345 over the last five months.  Between June and October, volunteers with the National Council of Jewish Women who staff our consumer advocacy program worked on nearly 1,000 consumer cases.

June            192 cases handled          $27,535 saved

July             136 cases handled          $3,000 saved

August         192 cases handled          $26,200 saved

September    243 cases handled          $43,610 saved

October        223 cases handled          $9,000 saved

NCJW volunteers handled a lot of concerns involving renters and landlords for example.  They were successful in helping some tenants get their deposits back.  In another complaint for example, after the FOX 8 Defenders made calls about a broken part on lawn equipment, the manufacturer replaced the entire equipment for the consumer. 

Since January, the total savings to viewers across our area adds up to $243,970.  

The FOX 8 Defenders staffed with volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women also field consumer complaints at 1-877-670-6397 or you can fill out an online complaint form. 

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