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Consumer Team Launches Series on Senior Scams

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)   The Consumer Team talk radio program today announced the creation of a multi-part series focusing on senior scams.  Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, announced the new series.  He commented, “Consumer Team has been addressing scams targeting senior consumers for several years.  Our new senior scam series of broadcasts will address a number of aspects of elder or senior scams.”

Senior Scams - The Consumer Team Investigates

Senior Scams – The Consumer Team Investigates

Thomson said that seniors are a huge target for fraud and even violence.  He said, “Seniors are a perfect target for bad guys.   They have money saved.  The bad guys know that and they’ll do almost anything to steal from them.  In our series on Consumer Team we’re going to try to arm our listeners with information that will protect them and their loved ones from fraud targeting seniors.  One thing that will never change is the greed of the criminal.  However, with the right information consumers can fight back.  That information will be our focus on Consumer Team.”

A recent Consumer Reports article estimates that senior fraud is big business.  The publication estimates the annual cost to be around $3 billion per year.   Tobie Stanger of Consumer Reports who contributed to the recent story will be a featured guest on several Consumer Team interview segments.  Thomson added, “Tobie Stanger’s work in elder fraud and senior scams is outstanding.  I look forward to having her on Consumer Team to add valuable detail to this important story.”   Thomson said that Stanger will review law changes that are designed to better protect senior consumers.

Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7 PM (Central) on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.   Pete Thomson is a 40 year veteran of the broadcasting industry and has worked in consumer advocacy journalism for over 10 years.  The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.

Consumer Team Investigates Organic Food Industry

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)   The Consumer Team today announced that a new investigative series on the organic food industry will start airing in November of 2015.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, commented on the series.  He stated, “The Consumer Team will air a series of segments aimed at educating consumers regarding organic foods.  Recently, serious charges have been made regarding the integrity of organic food.   Our series will help consumers to truly understand the issues involving organic food and to make more informed shopping decisions.”

Organic Agriculture - The Consumer Team Investigates

Organic Agriculture – The Consumer Team Investigates

Several recent investigations have disparaged the organic food industry, including Dr. Henry I Miller’s recent article in Forbes, The Colossal Hoax of Organic Agriculture.    Thomson voiced several concerns regarding organic foods.  He said, “Consumers pay a huge premium for food that is labeled as organic. Recent research and studies, including Dr. Miller’s article in Forbes, are challenging the integrity of the organic industry.   On The Consumer Team we want to weigh the evidence objectively and help consumers understand the truth.”

Thomson said that a thorough understanding of the role of pesticides in organic food will be essential to understanding both the benefits and safety issues surrounding organic foods.  He added, “The pesticide discussion is the part of the organic discussion that people are finding both educational and concerning.  People are generally surprised to learn that pesticide free doesn’t necessarily mean food more healthy.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7 PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.  The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc in Dallas, Texas.

 

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