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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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 2 yearss 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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Experts warn of deceptive mortgage offers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - They arrive in the mail all the time and keep popping up on your computer screen -- home refinancing ads that promise rock-bottom mortgage rat..
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Experts warn of deceptive mortgage offers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - They arrive in the mail all the time and keep popping up on your computer screen -- home refinancing ads that promise rock-bottom mortgage rat..
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Tips to securing your smartphone

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports pr..
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The cost of 'free' apps may be your identity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers the cost you may really be paying for downloading "free" apps. When you sign up for deals online or for an app, you're u..
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Backyard beekeeping grows in popularity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - You might not believe what is going on in your neighbor's backyard. More people in Southwest Florida are raising bees and we uncovered that it's now easier t..
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Call for Action Alert: New twist in working from home scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new twist targeting people who work from home is getting more popular. WINK News Call for Action found out getting involved could cost you more than money."Mos..
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Call for Action: Investigating rust on stainless appliances

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A North Fort Myers man makes a Call for Action after he says one of his high-end stainless steel appliances started to rust.Navy veteran Gary Davis admits:..
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Eyelash enhancement hazards

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Women have been looking for ways to darken and thicken their eyelashes since the days of Cleopatra. In the spotlight these days, you can see s..
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Man-made fish pending FDA approval

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Your next fish dinner could come fresh from the lab. You won't find it in the ocean, but you could find it in your supermarket if the FDA approves it. And you'l..
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