Major changes coming to detergent pods

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Laundry detergent pods are a convenient way to do your laundry. No guesswork or measuring!  But as WINK News Call For Action and Consumer Reports have been ..
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Ransomware virus hitting computers across SWFL

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Your computer is locked and a message pops up. Not only is the government watching you, but it knows you did something illegal! Only, the message isn't fro..
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Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer covera..
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Algenol explains why it's looking elsewhere to expand

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You gave them $10 million to build a lab and create 60 high-paying jobs. Lee County Commissioners that gave Algenol the money, figured it was an investment in th..
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The gym that trims wallets instead of waistlines

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dawn Hayner has been getting quite a workout recently, but not what you would expect. She canceled her gym membership, yet her wallet keeps getting skinnier."It ..
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The skinny on fitness video games

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Playing video games used to be a pretty lazy pastime, but motion gaming changed all that. Now there are games specifically designed to actually help you get in s..
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Scammers using Yellow Pages on targets

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The name "Yellow Pages" and the iconic walking fingers logo are not copyright or trademark protected.Which means scam artists can easily use the Yellow Pages nam..
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Be wary of unscrupulous movers

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lauren Richeson is settled in her new apartment now, but for months a moving company held her belongings hostage. Even though she paid the total moving cost agre..
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Your credit score can vary from bank to bank

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mark Nagy hoped to refinance his mortgage. He paid almost $200  to the credit bureau Experian, so he could monitor his credit score regularly. When his scor..
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Be leery of debt settlement groups

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Millions of Americans are struggling with debt and turn to debt settlement groups for help. But WINK News Call For Action has a warning for consumers."Basically,..
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Watch out for scam artists targetting your timeshare

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News Call For Action uncovers scams in almost every industry. The latest alert shows scammers are targetting timeshares."It's awful… just awful," sai..
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Hitting a Grandscam: conmen sell fake memorabilia

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Millions of sports fans collect memorabilia of their favorite teams and players. One father thought he hit a homerun when he won an online auction for the jersey..
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Snapchat: what parents need to know

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Snapchat is one of the most popular apps available. If you have kids, you've probably heard them talking about it. It's used to take fun pictures that disappear..
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LCEC warning customers about customer service imposters

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- LCEC and other utility companies are warning their customers about people claiming to be with the companies.  It's a fast one people posing as bill collect..
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Customers heated over AC Company

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Ben Puglise dealt with a lot of bad guys in his 34 years as a Chicago cop. But he says what happened to him in January left him feeling dumb."I hope other people..
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Local appliance store does more after Call for Action story

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation helps one local man get new refrigerator doors after his stainless steel appliance started to rust. But the story didn't end ther..
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Call for Action: Could your house have been a meth lab?

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers your house may have a big, dirty secret. You might think someone would have to tell you.  Think again. WINK News fo..
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Billions wasted on redundant programs

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Remember the sequester? The $85 billion cut you hear so much about is small potatoes according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The rep..
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Conman tries to steal, then turns violent

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

St. Louis, MO - Sometimes our Call For Action team uncovers a story so bizarre, we just have to tell you about it. In St. Louis, MO a conman was trying to swindle his employer out ..
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WINK News Exclusive: Career criminal walks, kills again

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Shari Telvick was suddenly alone. Like a bolt from out of the blue, the love of her life, Greg Imhoff, was gone. He was dead at the hands of a career criminal i..
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