CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps put food on family's table

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman reaches the end of her rope and turns to WINK NEWS Call for Action for help.  After trying for three months to get help putting food on her table,..
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Man sues Arcadia Police for brutality

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ARCADIA, Fla. - A former Arcadia police officer accused of lying on police affidavits is under the microscope again. This time his name is at the center of allegations of police br..
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CALL FOR ACTION responds to unusual request... and recovers a dead body

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A South Carolina woman spends weeks waiting to bury her dead sister, all because of one missing signature. Marci Brado lost her 66 year old sister Maxine Di..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Woman says Wells Fargo sold her dream home and she didn't know it

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A woman's beloved home, sold out from under her by the bank.  It's the third such case uncovered by the WINK NEWS Call for Action team.  And not only d..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Dead daughter foreclosed on

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman's daughter is killed. She wants to sell her daughter's home, but says the bank doesn't know what it's doing and bungled the sale. Fed up, she called, "Ca..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Unauthorized cell phone bill charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Living on a fixed income, Marta Millikan looked to her cell phone bill to trim her budget. She dropped to a less costly plan with T-mobile, but her bill actually..
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Cape hires consultant to count cars and evaluate fleet

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral's city manager hires a consultant to fix a problem CALL FOR ACTION first exposed a year ago. We told you how an internal audit into the cape..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Neighbors fight to get 93-year-old woman her money back

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ARCADIA, Fla. - A contracting company is accused of duping a 93-year-old lady.  The woman says they name-dropped a company she had used before to convince her to get roof work..
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Navigating good deals in housing market gets complicated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - First-time home buyers are taking advantage of what seem like killer deals; but they include terms like pre-foreclosure and short sale.  So what does it..
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Insult to injury after modification mishap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Bank of America adds insult to injury for a woman who lost her home after she thought she had made a deal with the bank to keep it. Nicole DePuy moved out of her..
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Ten short sales denied; Bank forecloses on home instead of taking cash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A homeowner gets ten buyers over two years, but still wasn't able to save his home from foreclosure.Lance Dunning didn't want to move from his Cape Coral home bu..
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Call for Action needs your help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're a people person who loves solving problems, CALL FOR ACTION could use your help! We needs people to work with us to help people in Southwest Florida ge..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps man get his $217,000 back!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Call for Action gets $217,000 back for a Fort Myers man.  He lost the money after a bank sold him a home that it wasn't supposed to sell.  Melvin Wrote..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK gets results after case of bad bank communication

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News fixes another case of bad bank communication.  Cape Coral homeowners spent a year trying to avoid a foreclosure.  Finally, they closed on a s..
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Chinese drywall short sale denied because of paperwork mistake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovers a problem with short sales of homes with Chinese drywall.  One woman says a paperwork mistake is inflating the price of h..
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How to file a complaint about your bank

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's your money and the government poured millions of dollars into saving the banking industry.  But thousands of people looking to national banks to save t..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK gets house back after Bank of America mishap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action saves a Cape Coral woman's home after a bank screw-up caused her house to get auctioned off!Call for Action uncovered two families in C..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bogus health insurance policies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida's Department of Financial Services has issued a warning about a bogus insurance policy sold to Floridians. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink estimates 18..
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WINK News exclusive: Cape residents unable to get their mail for months

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Frances Diaz is livid and upset at the mission she has to go through to get her mail. "I can't keep up with the bills, I can't budget myself, I can't keep track o..
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Loan modification mishap update: Bank of America responds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An update in our ongoing investigation into loan modifications and an error by Bank of America that left a Cape Coral woman homeless.  After we ran that sto..
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