WINK News investigates: Catching unlicensed contractors

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Unlicensed contractors are big problem in Southwest Florida. If you hire one you could be left footing a big bill if something goes wrong. Our Call for Action te..
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Hacking into your life: How vulnerable are you?

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Technology runs our everyday lives but how safe are we when we're online?You've heard us talk countless times about crooks hacking into your computer. That's chi..
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Former Service Star owner gives his side of story

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News viewers asked for our help, saying they were ripped-off and left paying for air conditioning work they didn't need. After more than a year of targeting..
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Predators search for kid's photos

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Many of the pictures your kids post on social media probably seem harmless. But some pictures might be a little more private; maybe something meant only for thei..
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With each photo you're leaving a digital trail to your home

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You would never knowingly let a criminal into your house, let along your kid's bedroom, but WINK News has uncovered you are doing just that.When millions of us p..
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Call for Action: AC owner speaks out after arrest

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla - New developments in a year-long WINK News Call for Action investigation involving an air conditioning comany owner. When we sat down with former owner of Service ..
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Find out if a car was damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's your money and here's a way to not get ripped off. Car dealers are warning that thousands of cars, damaged by the floods of Hurricane Sandy, could be resol..
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Florida CFO wants to know why property insurance is so high

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Chief Financial Officer for Florida Jeff Atwater sent a letter to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today asking him to analyze the property insuranc..
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New video shows Lt. Miller walking into tow yard

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Never before seen surveillance video shows Lt. Michael Miller of the Lee County Sheriff's Office walking into the lobby of a tow yard and asking to look at..
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Deputy suspended for interfering with investigation

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County Sheriff's Deputy is suspended for three days after admitting to interfering with an official investigation.In August, Lt. Michael Miller was the vic..
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Cryptolocker ransomware infecting millions of computers

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- What starts as a normal day in the cyber world suddenly turns into a frightening experience.Cryptolocker is a nasty ransomware that has infected millions of com..
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Call for Action: Contract not canceled after salesman steals

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman signs up with an alarm company to protect her home and instead becomes a victim of identity theft. The salesman who came into her home ended up paying hi..
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Charlotte County kicks Service Star's President out

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The President of Service Star Enterprise, Inc. was told Thursday night he's no longer welcome to work in Charlotte County.The Construction Industry Licensi..
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Call for Action: Check ends up in wrong hands

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman makes a call for action after she felt she was getting the run-around from her bank. She reported that her rent check was cashed by a crook and after t..
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New healthcare law is coming and so are the scams

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The marketplace for the Affordable Care Act opens on Tuesday. But more than half of Americans say they're not sure what's going to happen.Con artists are turning..
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New details about alleged shooter

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - WINK News Call For Action has uncovered new details about the man Sheriff's Deputies say shot and killed Sgt. Michael Wilson last month.Jaroslav Vanko first ..
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Are the upgrades worth the extra money?

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sometimes it seems like there's never enough legroom on airplanes. The airlines see your cramped frustration as a way to make a few more dollars.It's your money ..
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State opens investigation into Gun School owner

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The owner of a local gun school is under the state's microscope. WINK News Call For Action has exposed the owner and his questionable training methods before. N..
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State opens investigation into Gun School owner

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The owner of a local gun school is under the state's microscope. WINK News Call For Action has exposed the owner and his questionable training methods before. N..
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Saving citrus through genetics

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CLEWISTON, Fla. - Growers across Florida are worried about a disease ravaging the fields: citrus greening. It's killing citrus trees by the thousands. The disease leaves the fruit ..
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