Call for Action: Stopping a stalker

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's a story you hear about all too often.  A woman asks a judge for protection from a stalker but in some cases, the judge says there is nothing he can do..
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Call For Action investigates the ATM tax

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Is there a tax every time you use the ATM? That's the claim made in the latest hoax circulating the internet.Viewers asked Call For Action to look into this afte..
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What your car knows about you

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Big Brother is calling shotgun. Every time you start your car it's tracking your every move.It's all because of a tiny computer you've probably never noticed. Th..
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Who are the 47 percent?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney isn't backing off his controversial comments about Americans who don't pay federal income tax. In a secretly recorded..
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Protecting your identity with a credit freeze

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Identity theft is a booming business so what can you do to protect yourself? We take a look at something called a credit freeze to see if it's worth the extra co..
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QE3 explained

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's your money and the Federal Reserve will pump billions of it to once again try to stimulate the economy. But what exactly is QE3? And Will it work?Let's firs..
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Investigating bank dictated insurance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - You could be overpaying for home insurance by thousands of dollars. Call For Action investigates the practice of "force-placed insurance" where banks and mortgage ho..
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Consumer Reports investigates America's worst scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Susan Feinberg was stunned to learn criminals had raided her home-equity line of credit by pretending to be her."We discovered they had cashed checks for $17,000," Feinberg said.Sh..
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WINK News Call for Action looking for volunteers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Our Call for Action volunteers are ready to take your calls and fight for your rights. They're in the office three days a week and are looking for volunteers.Volu..
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CFA: Fla. ranks 4th when it comes to traffic tickets

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Here in Florida, you have a better chance of getting a traffic ticket on the road than almost any other place in the country. So, WINK News wanted to know why. &..
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Table 209: ripped up sidewalk is bad for business

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action. A downtown Cape Coral restaurant is welcoming diners with a gaping hole in the sidewalk. The building's owner says the city dug the ..
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Tar balls from BP spill wash up on Gulf beaches

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NEW ORLEANS, La. - BP PLC says some oil from its massive offshore 2010 spill along the Louisiana coast was exposed after Hurricane Isaac's scouring waves exposed deposits of buried..
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Sherwin-Williams product under voluntary recall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Call for Action alert for a Sherwin-Williams product you might use in your home.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary re..
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Price gouging laws go into effect during state of emergency

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - People stocking up on essentials like food and gasoline are already starting to complain about price gouging. So what is considered price gouging and is it illeg..
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Tips on hiring a contractor after storm damage

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A warning tonight for homeowners: if you get any damage from Tropical Storm Isaac, be careful who you hire to fix it! After every storm unlicensed workers show u..
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Call for Action: Jury summons scam in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Most of us dread the idea of jury duty but it is our civic duty.  A warning about a hoax that may have you headed for the courthouse when you don't have to..
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Medicare: Fact and Fiction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Both Presidential candidates say that its the other guy who hurts Medicare the most.Governor Romney's basic claim is that the President's is putting Medicare at ..
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Call for Action: Zeek Rewards shut down

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A warning if you've ever used Zeek Rewards, an online penny auction site.  The Securities and Exchange Commission shut the company down, calling it a massive..
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CFA: Social media helping solve crime in southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News investigation discovers a crime fighting tool in town and it's helping to protect you.  Call for Action Investigator Genevieve Judge found out h..
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Is the EarlyBird worth it?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - It seems like airlines are charging extra for everything these days. Want to check a bag? Want an aisle seat? That's all going to cost you. But what about paying ..
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