Herb Weisbaum writes a weekly column for MSNBC.com called Consumer Man. As one of America's top consumer experts, he has been "looking out" for people around the country for more than 25 years now.
His Emmy award-winning reports have exposed everything from quack medications to bogus investments. Weisbaum has also covered the consumer beat for NBC's Today Show, CBS News and a number of magazines, including: Woman's Day, FamilyPC and Good Housekeeping.
His consumer reports can be heard daily on KOMO 1000 News and he appears every weekday afternoon on KOMO TV's First News @ 4 in Seattle.
Weisbaum is on the Board of the Humane Society for Seattle/King County. He and his wife Debra, and their critters: Jack and Casey live in Bellevue, Wash.
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More than a third of all American smartphone owners do absolutely nothing, not even a simple code to lock the screen.
About 3.1 million Americans had their phone stolen last year, according to survey. That's nearly double the estimate of phones stolen during 2012.