Businesses buying banners, beware: Verify before paying

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation uncovers a business still targeting our community, preying on people's good will. In May we first told you about Varsit..
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New rules to protect mortgage borrowers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Unexpected costs and shoddy service from your mortgage service company could be a thing of the past under new proposed rules from a national consumer watchdog gr..
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Call for Action: Safeguarding your banking information

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The arrest total in a scam involving the Lee County School District is up to 35.  The scam involved cashing fake school district payroll checks at Wal-Mart ..
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Who will be Romney's running mate? Check Wikipedia

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The best kept secret in Washington may be found by going to Wikipedia. When presumed Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney names his running mate in the ..
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Call For Action finds serious problems with FCAT

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- When your kid takes the FCAT you assume the tests are scientifically sound. But a WINK News Call For Action Investigation finds you might need to think again."I..
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Call for Action Update: Charter Bus R Us checks bounced

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details to a Call for Action Investigation from Monday night. WINK News told you about a bus company that stiffed a group of Ave Maria students who paid ..
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Call for Action: Charter Bus R Us scamming students in MD

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Call for Action is tracking down a charter bus company that took $18,000 from Ave Maria University, this time in Virginia. WINK News has uncovered the company Ch..
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Medical debts your responsibility, bill or not

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the most persistent questions our Call for Action team gets is about medical bills that come months or years after treatment. We just got one from a WINK view..
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Investigation finds taxpayers paid an extra $170 Million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Conservation 2020 added 309 acres to the Alva Scrub Preserve last month. The preserve in East Lee County contains a wide array of plant life. It cost taxpayers $..
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Call for Action: Excedrin production has restarted

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NEW YORK - If you use Excedrin, WINK News has good news. WINK confirmed Wednesday that production has restarted.  As we've been reporting, the headache drug has been in such s..
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Spammers want you to 'unsubscribe' from their emails

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Make the email stop! While signing up for all those email store discounts and special deals seemed like a good idea at first, you may feel like now, it's an emai..
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Call for Action: FBI computer scam warning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

HOUSTON, TX- A warning about a new computer virus that claims to be from the FBI.  It takes control of your computer and even appears to be sending your picture to the governm..
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Call for Action helps family after a move mishap

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trouble with a moving company forced a local family to pick up the phone and make a Call for Action. When their cross-country move was going to cost them nea..
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Government not keeping good track of flight schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers our country may not be any safer more than a decade after 9-11. That's from a report we found by the Government Accounta..
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Rental agency rip-off exposed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Some of the 1.8 million people who flock to the sand at Fort Myers Beach every year nearly lost their vacation after a local agency scammed them out of tho..
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Call for Action: Misuse of 911

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Your cell phone rings.  Nobody is on the other end talking.  You've been butt dialed.  Somewhere, somehow, somebody's cell phone unintentionally ..
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Call for Action: What rights do renters have?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovered that a renter in Florida doesn't have a legal right to working air conditioning. We also found that problems with mold and le..
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Call for Action: Former Audubon Cove tenants want answers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Since three fires in a week tore through the Audubon Cove apartments in May, WINK News Call for Action has been on the case.  The South Trail Fire Departme..
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31st arrest made in Lee County School District check scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers police have made another arrest in a major check fraud scheme involving forged paychecks from the Lee County School District.Alyana Deleon was arrest..
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WINK News Investigates Sheriff's Office salaries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the men running to be the top cop in Collier County says the Sheriff's Office is wasting taxpayer money. WINK News was the first to hear of the accusation and..
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