Matt Gephardt

KSL Investigates: Is it time your car had a camera?

KSL Investigates: Is it time your car had a camera?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 11:15 a.m.

Once seen only in police cruisers, dash cams for the public have surged in popularity. The mini camera records what is happening around your car, becoming a digital witness that doesn't lie.
Most Utah gas stations sell 85-octane fuel, but is it OK for your car?

Most Utah gas stations sell 85-octane fuel, but is it OK for your car?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 12:55 p.m.

Most Utah gas stations sell 85-octane gasoline. But in most other states the minimum is 87-octane, 85 is not even an option. So, is using the 85 here — the cheapest grade — a bad idea for your car?
The catch with those advance child tax credit checks that might surprise parents

The catch with those advance child tax credit checks that might surprise parents

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 9:35 a.m.

Millions of Americans have been receiving an advance of the child tax credit. Therein lies a catch, warn CPAs.
After a water main break, who pays for damage – the city or its residents?

After a water main break, who pays for damage – the city or its residents?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 1:57 p.m.

When a city water main breaks and sends water flooding into homes and businesses, someone must take care of the mess. But who is responsible for paying for the damage: the city, or its residents?
A hacker locked you out of your Facebook. How can you get your account back?

A hacker locked you out of your Facebook. How can you get your account back?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 1:27 p.m.

Many Facebook users tell the KSL Investigators they are frustrated by the social media giant's lack of customer support and service.
How persistence helped get resolution on shipping insurance claim

How persistence helped get resolution on shipping insurance claim

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 4:48 p.m.

You can buy shipping insurance to help protect you against a lost, stolen or damaged package — but its coverage often comes down to the fine print in a contract, which tends to favor the shipping company.
How predatory wholesalers can prey on Utah homeowners

How predatory wholesalers can prey on Utah homeowners

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 8:29 p.m.

If you are selling your home in this market, you would expect to make money – not lose it. But an emerging scheme can leave homeowners trapped in a bad contract that can cost them thousands.
Squeezed out: As land values skyrocket, mobile home parks disappear

Squeezed out: As land values skyrocket, mobile home parks disappear

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 1:14 p.m.

Owning a home is usually a better investment than renting, and thousands of Utahns looking for an affordable way to own have turned to mobile homes.
KSL Investigators shut down Facebook impostor gathering Gardner Village customer info

KSL Investigators shut down Facebook impostor gathering Gardner Village customer info

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 9:26 a.m.

By now, you're likely aware there are fake Facebook profiles out there, but the problem might be much bigger than you think.
Draining your rights? KSL Investigates insurance settlement agreements

Draining your rights? KSL Investigates insurance settlement agreements

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 2:56 p.m.

If an insurance company requires you to sign a settlement before the repairs are completed, you may have to pay additional repair costs out of your own pocket.
Astronomical rental car prices have eased, but will they skyrocket again?

Astronomical rental car prices have eased, but will they skyrocket again?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 11:27 a.m.

The pandemic is not over and there is still a shortage of new cars, so why are rental prices coming back down? And will they stay there?
How to land a deal on a plane ticket during the holiday travel season

How to land a deal on a plane ticket during the holiday travel season

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 6:22 p.m.

In a normal year, it would be way too late to start thinking about booking flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas, at least without paying an arm and a leg. But this year is different, and it is giving procrastinators some opportunities to still snag deals on their holiday travel.
Influx of online scams target people already shopping for the holidays

Influx of online scams target people already shopping for the holidays

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 8:23 a.m.

Imagine ordering something online but never getting it. 2021 is primed to see this scam explode with more victims than ever.
 How to tell the difference between a real COVID-19 contact tracer and a scammer

How to tell the difference between a real COVID-19 contact tracer and a scammer

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 6:20 a.m.

A woman in South Jordan got call from someone claiming to be doing COVID contact tracing. So, is it real or is it a scammer? And how are you supposed to know the difference?
From flea markets to asking for a raise: Here's how to haggle

From flea markets to asking for a raise: Here's how to haggle

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 6:50 p.m.

Who doesn't love scoring a bargain? There's a way for people to pay less than the price tag on just about anything. You just need to know how to ask.
What can you do if car insurance settlement stalls?

What can you do if car insurance settlement stalls?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 12:03 p.m.

Getting into a car crash can be a major headache, even when no one gets hurt. But what can you do if weeks drag into months and you're still waiting on an insurance settlement?
Scammers impersonate real breeders, trick people into buying pets that don't exist

Scammers impersonate real breeders, trick people into buying pets that don't exist

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 8:03 a.m.

Imagine somebody using your name to try and rip people off. It happened to a Fillmore woman who sells dogs.
Utah's tracking of electric vehicles raises privacy concerns for owners

Utah's tracking of electric vehicles raises privacy concerns for owners

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 11:31 a.m.

Utah is tracking the movements of those who drive electric cars as it looks for a way to take in tax money.
The rising cost of prescription drugs has many Utahns skipping their medications

The rising cost of prescription drugs has many Utahns skipping their medications

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 9:05 a.m.

Thousands of Utahns rely on prescription meds, but the cost of many drugs is rising twice as fast as the rate of inflation.
Jailed for love: Romance scammer turned Utah woman into an unwitting money mule, she says

Jailed for love: Romance scammer turned Utah woman into an unwitting money mule, she says

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 11:45 a.m.

A Utah woman thought she found love through a dating site but what she did for love could land her in jail.
Flood insurance prices going down for most Utahns but up for most Americans, study finds

Flood insurance prices going down for most Utahns but up for most Americans, study finds

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 11:02 a.m.

Unique storms are becoming less unique around the country, and now the federal agency that sells flood insurance is adapting.
Cost of cybercrime reaches record levels as Utah victims nearly top the nation in losses

Cost of cybercrime reaches record levels as Utah victims nearly top the nation in losses

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 10:36 p.m.

Utahns are trusting people, perhaps too trusting. New numbers shared with the KSL Investigators show that when it comes to losing money to cybertheft, Utahns are near the nation's top.
Hospitality industry finally sees recovery after taking huge hit in the pandemic

Hospitality industry finally sees recovery after taking huge hit in the pandemic

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 12:15 p.m.

After getting hit hard by the pandemic, new data shared with the KSL Investigators show people who make a living in the hospitality industry — restaurants, hotels, spas, tourism in general — are finally starting to breathe easier.
Draper family: Airbnb no help after someone listed their home as a rental and guests started showing up

Draper family: Airbnb no help after someone listed their home as a rental and guests started showing up

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 10:35 p.m.

Airbnb is wildly popular, as over 4 million hosts use the home-sharing site to provide travelers a place to crash. But when two guests landed on a doorstep in Draper, it caused a big problem for the homeowners because they didn't put their house on Airbnb — someone else did.
Even with insurance, carrier fights claim for mechanic's damaged shipment

Even with insurance, carrier fights claim for mechanic's damaged shipment

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 12:01 p.m.

If you insure a shipment and it gets damaged in transit, you would expect the shipper to pay. But a West Jordan company said it had only been offered a fraction for the cost of the damage, despite the insurance.