Watch for fake IRS checks, file taxes early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you haven't already, chances are you're gearing up to file your taxes before the April 15 deadline.  But if you're waiting for a refund check, we have a..
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Citizens Insurance over charging customers?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you own a home in southwest Florida, chances are you have Citizens Insurance. Yet again, Citizens Insurance is in the center of another class action lawsuit th..
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Drones become a tool in journalism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It looks like a toy. Maybe it's a tool. "It's kind of both," David Plazas says, "it really is a tool that can be used for good quality journalism." It's a drone ..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Work at home scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Call for Action alert about a scam targeting moms who work from home.  If you're trying to make a little extra money, chances are, there's someone trying..
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Debt haunts couple more than a decade later

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A couple called WINK News and the Sheriff's office after they got a letter saying they owed money from a nearly 14-year-old debt!  Thinking it was a sca..
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FHP releases report about I-75 crash that killed unborn baby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- For the first time, WINK News is learning what happened during a crash involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's car and another car.  It happened on I-..
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Dogs left for dead in the Everglades

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - On a recent Saturday morning, WINK News Call For Action tagged along with dozens of volunteers rescuing dogs dumped in the Everglades. What we saw would m..
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Sued for logging on

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thousands of people across the country are facing an embarrassing and costly lawsuit, just for logging onto the internet."It's really embarrassing," said one suc..
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Palm trees not pruned correctly can be costly

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Palm trees and Florida go hand-in-hand, but chances are a lot of palms aren't being cared for correctly. That could lead to the tree's eventual death or majo..
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Call for Action: Short sale mistake

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman who thought she had avoided a foreclosure after her bank approved a short sale, needed a Call for Action after finding out her home was auctioned off a..
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Call for Action: Make sure to check all your bank statements

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has stories telling to check your bank statements often, but as our Call for Action team found out, you might not be checking the right ones.This is an ..
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Call for Action: Deep discount warnings, check what you buy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- What appears to be a victimless crime, may not be. The discounts you think you're getting could be funding a lavish criminal lifestyle."He has been conducting or ..
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Giving thieves turn by turn directions to your house

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When WINK News Reporter David Bodden bought a used car recently, he noticed something unusual on the onboard GPS system. The former owner's address was still sav..
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Landbroker pleads guilty to six counts of fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cape Coral realtor Greg Eagle has pleaded guilty to six federal counts of fraud after authorities say he forged documents and cost his investors millions of doll..
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Career criminal task force in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You may have heard the term career criminal.  People who seem to live their life in and out of jail.  So if they're career criminals, why do they keep ..
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Settlement reached in death of Nick Christie

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New details in a WINK News investigation that gained national attention.  It revolves around the death of Nick Christie.  His family filed a civil law..
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A month later and still no help from a local moving company

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A month later and still no word from a local moving company that promised to make things right. After our original story aired, we found out this isn't the first..
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New details in concealed weapons permit investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When Ken Silver, the owner of The Gun School in Bonita Springs, sent out a letter to local media outlets this summer, he included the logo of the Better Business..
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A concealed weapons permit without the proper training?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hundreds of your Southwest Florida neighbors are carrying concealed weapons, but they were never trained on how to use a real gun. That's what local firearms exp..
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Preparing for the end: Doomsday Preppers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Living in Florida means always preparing whether it's for hurricanes or brush fires.  After Hurricane Sandy to our north last year, some people were caught ..
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