Call for Action: Predators target social media sites

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Online predators have found another way to prey on your children. If you're a parent, you probably know how popular Instagram has become. But Law Enforcement Gro..
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Call for Action: Local hospital tests ways to kill superbugs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local hospital is testing new tools to help fight superbug infections that are known to plague hospitals.Superbug infections are either untreatable because the..
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Call for action exposes mail scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Call For Action has two mail scams to alert you about. One is a new scam, that could turn you into a criminal and a victim, the other is a scam that won't go awa..
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Call for Action: Check bank and credit card statements

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've ever watched TV and saw something advertised you wanted to buy, then picked up the phone, this story is for you.  When you call to order, the oper..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Double check your statements

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Con men are finding new ways to make a fortune on credit card holders who don't bother checking their statements. It's a reminder to check your statements and i..
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Call for Action: One mile move hassle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla - A couple says they hired a company to move them less than a mile and what should have been a simple move, turned into a big hassle.Joyce Wasylik's simple move tur..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Beware of money order scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action Consumer Alert tonight: if you find money orders for hundreds of dollars showing up on your doorstep out of the clear blue, throw them out! It'..
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Call for Action: Tax return identity fraud warning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Crooks aren't just interested in stealing your electronics and jewelry anymore. They're now interested in swiping your important documents too. The lucrative..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Who can you trust?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action is uncovering a scam that we've never heard of before.  But we want to make sure you know what to look for so it doesn't happen to..
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Call for Action: All Star Auction pays owed customer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Megan Wood

Fort Myers, Fla.-- We have an update to a Call for Action we brought to you a couple of weeks ago. A man who was waiting for a check from All Star Auto Auction says he finally got ..
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The one thing you need to know to avoid being scammed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You hear about scams almost every night, but the cons still find plenty of victims every year. But there's one thing you can do to keep yourself from becoming a..
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Cops want your text messages

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Several law enforcement groups are trying to convince Congress to require cellular providers to store your texts for up to two years.Americans are text-a-holics,..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Identity theft in the E.R.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action Consumer Alert.  A visit to the emergency room is the last place you want to be worrying about identity theft.  But sometimes crimes ..
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Call For Action looks at this year's success stories

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News Call For Action had an incredible year. Our volunteers put more than $300,000 back into the pockets of Southwest Florida residents who felt they were ..
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Consumer Alert: Con artists apply for government assistance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's an age old story. Shady characters looking to get rich off of other people's misery. It happens in the aftermath of practically every major natural or man-m..
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Call for Action: computer virus poses as security software

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- We have a call for action alert from a Port Charlotte man who thought he was buying safe, anti-virus software, but he really downloaded a virus. Guy Carpenter..
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Consumer Alert: Losing it all in a Ponzi scheme

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - They come in many shapes and sizes but Ponzi schemes have one thing in common:  The investors are almost always the big loser.  A man lost everything i..
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Avoiding holiday scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's the season for giving. And for scam artists, the season for taking. Their most frequent target is the elderly."Scammers are often using the holidays as a ba..
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Call for Action: Double checking charities before you donate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's the time of year many want to give rather than receive.  It's also the time of year some people are looking to take advantage of you.  If you're p..
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Call for Action: Watch statements for transaction holds

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With Christmas a week from Tuesday, you may still be buying those last minute gifts. But if you're not checking your credit card and bank statements, you'll want..
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