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Rich Kolko

Professional Experience

Hired in 2019 as the Safety and Security Specialist at WINK News. FBI Special Agent 1996-2017 serving in Atlanta, New York, FBI HQ and Quantico, VA. Served in the Navy, both on active duty and the reserve, retiring as a Commander in 2011.

News Philosophy

Work to help the citizens of SWFL keep their family, home, cyber, and finances safe and secure.

Hobbies & Interests

Flying, fishing & luge.

Education

Masters in Homeland Security from American Military University, Bachelors in Communications from the University of Miami.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people along with the weather and no DC traffic!

Hometown

Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Nov. 18

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Keeping your information private online

We've all heard the stories of companies data mining and Big Brother watching our every online move, but how much of your data have...
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Avoiding post-storm scams in SWFL

The sun may be out now that Eta has passed, but so are the scammers. With such a busy storm season, Southwest Florida has to...
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Better Business Bureau issues warning about utility company scams

If you get a knock at your door from someone who was dressed as a representative from a utility company, you'd probably open up....
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LCSO’s real-time intelligence center helps catch criminals

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office real-time intelligence center (RTIC) is watching to keep the community safe by collecting high-tech information from all over the...
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‘Hitman scam’ leaves victims terrified with fake threats to kill your family

Scammers are now targeting you by sending texts that could leave your heart pounding. They send you a list of names of your loved...
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Distributing COVID-19 vaccine calls for big-time security

Drugmaker Pfizer said Monday its early data is showing that their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective and they expect to have more than a...
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Watch out for crooks selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine trials

A new warning being issued after a possible COVID-19 vaccine approval. Some of these clinical trials could be a scam. If you get a text...
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‘Money flipping’ is a new twist on an old scam during the pandemic

"Earn money" and "quick cash." Both have a nice ring to them, but they should also raise your suspicions. There's now a new version of...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Nov. 4

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...

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