Outdated technology makes U.S. prime target for hackers

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Stories of credit card theft is nothing new in the U.S. but it's not the type of crime you hear about as much overseas. The reason is that the U.S. makes it easi..
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Seedy underworld of deep web paid for by you

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla - When a 19-year-old Glades County man was arrested for selling a low-tech poison that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction, we learned he was using a site t..
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Call for Action investigation: Vets at risk for ID theft

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - They served their country but now the card that's supposed to help veterans may be putting them at risk for identity theft and it's a problem the Department of V..
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How to delete private info on electronic devices

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - If you were lucky enough to receive a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you’re probably passing your old one on to someone else or ..
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State files legislation for stricter charity regulation

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We now know how the state wants to protect your donation from going to the wrong charity! Lawmakers filed bills in the Senate and House with a list of regulation..
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Surprise Waste Management bills cause confusion

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- An unexpected bill in the mail has people in southwest Florida worried and turning to WINK News for answers.Dorothy Mayer does not like a mess in her home, bu..
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Local family sues Casino after they say they were attacked

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral family is now suing the Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City after they say they were attacked by security guards.WINK News Call For Action first showed..
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Man waits months for a mattress from Mattress Land

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Mark Hemming says he shopped for months before finding his perfect fit at Mattress Land on U.S. 41. He says what he instead got were a lot of sleepless nights an..
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Call For Action gets more than $600,000 for SWFL residents

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- 2013 turned out to be a successful year for WINK News Call For Action. Our dedicated team of volunteers made countless phone calls, sent emails and wrote letter..
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Gun School closes amid state investigation

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - When WINK News Call For Action toured the Gun School in Bonita Springs, we were among the last people to be inside the facility.The current owner, Aaron Hutt..
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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators ..
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Fla. Attorney General temporarily stops Service Star

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Attorney General is stepping in to temporarily stop a Southwest Florida air conditioning company from doing business. This morning, a temporary injunc..
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Five years fatality free: Florida set to break gator record

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

OCHOPEE, Fla. - In the last decade the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it has increased its public awareness efforts and that, in part, has led to a five-yea..
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What does plastic gun ban mean for 3D guns?

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Now that Congress has renewed the ban on plastic guns, what does it mean for the 3D gun industry?WINK News Call For Action first uncovered 3D guns when we showed..
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Post Office offers help on Sundays

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NAPLES, Fla. - A late Thanksgiving means less time to get your gifts, get them wrapped, and get them delivered."Mondays especially are going to be so heavy with people coming in do..
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The man behind Snitch Stoppers talks to WINK

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We met with Eddie Bergen Monday Morning when he was in court, once again, for a hearing on charges that he violated his probation.When he's not in jail, Bergen r..
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How to find a charity worthy of your donations

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

HOLIDAY, Fla. -- It's a small charity outside Tampa with a compassionate name, The Kids Wish Network, that raised more than $20 million in 2011 to help dying children.So you'd thin..
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Acupuncture helping couples to conceive

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Megan Wood

TAMPA, Fla. - When getting pregnant isn't easy, families can choose to spend thousands of dollars on fertility treatments but results aren't guaranteed. Some families are now takin..
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Facebook page aimed at stopping snitching

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you see a crime in Southwest Florida, you can report it to Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous. But we found a Facebook page dedicated to keeping people, quie..
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Call for Action: Four steps to save on bills

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but Lise Vincent of Naples never expected how much grease she'd get with one phone call to her television provider. E..
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