Real deal on outlet stores

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) - We’re spending more than ever at outlet malls. Sales are expected to top $42 billion this year, according to the trade publication Value..
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Grant scam can cost businesses big money

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

(CONSUMER ALERT) - Starting up a new business can be tough and saying no to people offering to help get you start-up money can be even tougher. Lisa Cooley still can't believe she ..
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Kids tablets are put to the test

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) - Electronic tablets for kids are likely to be a hot gift this holiday season. Consumer Reports tested a wide variety, ranging in price from $50..
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Cape Coral mother upset over daughter's walk to school

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - As a parent, you would do anything to keep your child safe. One mom in the Cape says she's going to fight until her daughter's walk to school is safe.Rachel Rhod..
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Best cell phone services

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - The vast majority of people get their cell phone service from one of the four major wireless providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint..
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Night-vision car technology

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Each year cars hit and kill more than 4,000 pedestrians, and tens of thousands more are injured. Those accidents mostly happen at night, when ..
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VA admits to WINK, they lost SWFL veteran's paperwork

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Samantha Smink

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charles T. Walsh served 4 years in the Marines, 6 years in the National Guard. "I'd do it all over again," said Walsh. Walsh jumped out of helicopters, and worked ..
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Turkey pop-tup timer test

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Looking to prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving? You might want to reconsider relying only on pop-up timers. Turkey needs to be cooked t..
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Call for Action uncovers flaw in VA's system

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A veteran in Southwest Florida had his account through the VA hacked twice in a matter of two months.  Frank Taylor served in the Navy in Vietnam, but today..
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Consumer Reports issues alert about arsenic in rice

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Dr..
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Losing the right to sue

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns..
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Cheap Chinese tires no bargain

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tires are expensive. Most SUV-truck tires Consumer Reports recommends cost more than $150 each. So when a brand from China was priced at $95, Consumer Reports wa..
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Great tech toys for kids

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Electronic toys are a favorite gift. But don’t think that children have to just sit glued to a screen. Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine found four great..
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Call for Action helps man get back $2400

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -A local granite business refused to deliver product or refund a customer because they had an issue with the customer's contractor.Brandon Tyler and his wife h..
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FBI warns of rental scams on the rise in Southwest Florida

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -The FBI said fraudulent advertisements for vacation and rental properties are costing people roughly $92.5 million each year.Valerie Henry and her family live in ..
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New scam is costing small business owners thousands

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Postal Inspectors are warning people about a new scam targeting businesses and costing people thousands of dollars.  The scam starts with a harmless phone ca..
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Drive-by Lawsuits: How to make sure you're ADA compliant

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Samantha Smink

We first told you about Howard Cohan Monday night. The Palm Beach County man filed 516 compliance lawsuits, across the State of Florida in the last year, accusing those businesses ..
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WINK News Investigation: Drive by lawsuits targeting SWFL

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Samantha Smink

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Meet the Conti's, Geraldine and Roberto. They moved from Italy 14 years ago, and have owned and operated Conty's Motel in Naples ever since. They say, they've..
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A legume called lupin: What you need to know

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A warning for shoppers looking for gluten free. Manufacturers could be substituting one allergen for another that could be dangerous or deadly for certain people..
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Dating dangers: Scammers using online sites to scope targets

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Internet dating sites are extremely popular but a word of caution for those looking for love: scammers are also online, looking for a target.Patti Schmidt says s..
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