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Sensitive information from M.D. Manage medical billing company was found out in the open for anyone with an Internet connection to see. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. State Officials To Launch Review After CBS 2 Exposes Data Breach

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has responded to a CBS 2 exclusive, opening a review after the discovery that medical billing company M.D. Manage left sensitive information out in the open.

05/30/2014

An American flag flies in front of the ruins of a home in Mantoloking, N.J. destroyed by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sandy Charity Suspected Of Fraud Begins Distributing Funds

The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, an unregistered charitable organization, handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.

04/15/2014

CBS 2 obtained cellphone video showing some UPS workers in New Jersey handling your holiday packages without care. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmaker Calls For Investigation Into UPS Delivery Delays

State Sen. Kevin O’Toole is calling on the Division of Consumer Affairs to look into possible fraud, claiming the companies guaranteed shipments to arrive before Christmas and then failed to deliver the goods.

12/27/2013

Red Carpet Prom dress shop in Wayne, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

State To Provide Restitution To Customers Defrauded By NJ Prom Shop

Division of Consumer Affairs will provide $2,900 to those left without refunds, dresses or formal wear when The Red Carpet Pageant and Prom in Wayne closed.

02/20/2013

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Ordered To Pay Legal Fees For Whistleblower

Stanley Fischer worked in the Division of Consumer Affairs, serving as executive director of its consumer protection office, before being fired in 2007.

02/11/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Post-Irene Sting Operation Nabs 12 Unregistered Home Repair Contractors

A home repair sting staged after Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in charges against a dozen unregistered contractors in New Jersey.

01/04/2012

Flooding in Little Falls, NJ (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

New Jersey Residents Reporting Irene-Related Price Gouging

Thomas Calcagni, director of the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs, says the department is “aggressively investigating” each allegation of price gouging. Those include allegations of overcharging for bottled water and gasoline.

08/30/2011

Allan Levine (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Pet Dealer Denies Accusations He Sold Sick Puppies To Unsuspecting Customers

The state of New Jersey claims Allan Levine sold 10 gravely-ill puppies between 2007 and 2009. Several of those puppies, the state says, died or had to be euthanized.

08/11/2011

Investigators for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs inspected games, food and toys on Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach on June 30, 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

Consumer Affairs Investigators Comb Jersey Shore Boardwalks For Scams, Hidden Dangers

With the summer season in full swing, the Jersey Shore is jam-packed – but it’s not all fun in the sun. Most beachgoers don’t realize there can be danger lurking in toys, food and gaming areas on the boardwalk.

06/30/2011