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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Call for Action Alert:LLC con stealing from small businesses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  A warning has been issued for business owners. A new con is stealing millions of dollars. It's happening to thousands of small business owners through a le..
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Government agencies sell old equipment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's your money and local government agencies are making a little extra on the side. When it comes time to get rid of old equipment agencies use some of the sam..
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Shopping cart clutter upsetting Cape Coral neighborhood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We're used to seeing shopping carts in parking lots. But what about scattered about and shoved into bushes? That's what someone is doing in a south Cape Cor..
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Call for Action Alert: Shopping spree smackdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- During the holiday season and every other time of the year, there are identity thieves who would love to use your name to get a few credit cards and go on a shopp..
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Ford flagged for mileage discrepancy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - An American automaker is responding to claims its mileage estimates on two popular models may be overestimated. Consumer Reports says its real..
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Call for Action: Excedrin going back on store shelves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good news for headache suffers who rely on Excedrin.  The popular migraine medicine is making it's way back to store shelves.  People were paying upwa..
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Passengers could be eligible for TSA fee refund

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- These days it's impossible to board a flight without first going to the TSA security line.  Agents scan you and your carry on luggage before you can go to ..
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'Python Ban' bill up for discussion on Capitol Hill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A follow up to a story we've been talking about for years now, Florida's python problem in the Everglades.  Law makers on Capitol Hill held a hearing on Thu..
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Make sure to shop safe online

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - As you wrap up your Black Friday shopping, maybe you're planning to do some of it online, taking part in Cyber Monday.  But buyer beware as you head onto th..
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