GET SMART: WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW,
WHETHER DEALING WITH POLICE OR EATING OUT,
ON �20/20,� FRIDAY, JUNE 16 ON ABC
Consumers beware: From credit card scams to police pullovers, from restaurant kitchens to misleading advertising, �20/20� reports on things all consumers should know. �20/20� airs on FRIDAY, JUNE16 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Reports include:
� What cops don�t want you to know� During an unexpected encounter with police, whether at a traffic stop or a sobriety checkpoint or even at your own home, cops can sometimes push and exaggerate their own powers to do their jobs. Dan Austin, a decorated former New York homicide detective, reveals to Jim Avila some of the legal, totally ethical yet sneaky tactics used by police.
� What credit card/ATM thieves don�t want you to know� Do you use your ATM card without looking around? Do you shred those unwanted pre-approved credit card applications? You need to know the new high tech ways credit card thieves are stealing your money using your name. Don Dahler shows �20/20� viewers some of the tricks of their illicit trade to scam money, tricks they would prefer to keep secret.
� What advertisers don�t want you to know� The before-and-after pictures some advertisers love to use can often be misleading if not completely fake, especially when it comes to exercise gadgets and weight loss pills. When there is something advertisers do not want to brag about, they might just leave details out of the ad altogether. As JuJu Chang reports, seeing is not always believing.
� What restaurants don�t want you to know� From added charges to your bill to the freshness of the bread on your table and everything in between, Lynn Sherr reports on what can go on right before your very eyes while enjoying your night out on the town.
� What some cosmetic dentists don�t want you to know� There is no denying the importance of a smile, and these days just about anyone can buy expensive veneers to obtain picture perfect teeth. But what are the risks you should know about? John Qui�ones reports on veneer disasters.
�20/20� is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is the executive producer.