WINK news investigation: Government protects you from getting ripped off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

MIAMI, Fla. - There are scam artists out there trying to take you for thousands of dollars. But thanks to one government agency, you'll never know.  The U.S. Postal Inspection..
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Hiring the wrong contractor can leave you with a financial mess

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Getting rid of Chinese drywall can be an expensive and time consuming project. If you don't get the right contractor, you can be left with a financial mess.Diane..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Chinese Drywall one year later

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Call for Action started an experiment last year to test the effects of Chinese drywall. We saw change after just a month, but what we see one year later is even m..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK news investigates why suspected DUI drivers are getting their keys back

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If a police officer cites you for a DUI you lose your license immediately. But some drivers are getting around that! A Call for Action investigation found some d..
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Nelson wants President to investigate BP fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Florida's senior senator is calling for an investigation into the independent fund established to reimburse people who lost money from the BP oil disaster. It's a..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Getting people back to work?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside 56 million dollars for Florida to retrain workers who lost their jobs.But a WINK NEWS  investigation find..
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CALL FOR ACTION: BP oil spill claims denied

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

NAPLES, Fla--When the BP oil spill interrupted their lives, three different families turned to us for help. All of them suffered business losses, but their claims were denied...
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Former Lee County deputy fights to clear his name

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - The story rocked the sheriff's office back in 2010.  Then, seargent Chris Arey and deputy Steve Coles both in a love affair with Nicole Hendra. At a h..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps company clear up accounting nightmare

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A real estate company lost in a paperwork nightmare, contacted Call for Action for help.  Now we're getting results.The company David Cooke works for manage..
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Progress at Tampa V.A. Hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

TAMPA, Fla--A promising follow up to a story WINK News started investigating after the family of a Cape Coral soldier showed us startling pictures of conditions inside the James A...
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What an inauguration donation gets you

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The amount of money raised to pay for the inauguration festivities has reached almost $3 million.    The funds are supposed to keep taxpayers fro..
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Resolve to check out your gym!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla--If your New Year's resolution involves joining a gym, make sure you check out the contract and the facility before you join.  CALL FOR ACTION went through doz..
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Home for the holidays thanks to CALL FOR ACTION

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, FLA-- A Cape Coral woman says she's thankful to have her son home from Afghanistan. But she's also thankful to spend Christmas in her own home thanks to CALL FOR ACTION..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK makes sure present arrives by Christmas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman has some advice if you're holiday shopping online: you need to check your list more than twice.  That's because if you're not careful, yo..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Roads Repaved

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Call for Action gets action for a woman whose home was surrounded by giant potholes.  She told us that driving over the potholes caused her disabled daugh..
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CALL FOR ACTION helps woman get refund from meat company

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Call for Action gets results for a woman struggling to get a refund from a door-to-door meat company. Eve Swinton says she made a rush decision to purchase $250 ..
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Looking through rose-colored windows

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Call for Action gets action for a local pilot whose storm windows turned purple.  After battling for months to get the tinted windows replaced, he turne..
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Check your list and the return policy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla-- The holiday season is supposed to be about giving from the heart. But if you use your head and check out return policies before you check out, you may make the se..
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Expect more retail credit card offers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla--When you shop this year, you may see more offers to sign up for credit cards at your favorite store. Most offer discounts the day of the sale and we found shoppers..
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Buying fake items could fund terrorism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In this tough economy many people are looking for good deals on gifts.  But before you consider buying a designer knockoff, consider this: what you put unde..
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