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Ensuring information on old devices doesn’t fall into wrong hands

Personal information may still be on your old mobile phone, tablet or computer. WINK News Call for Action reporter has some tips and tricks to...

Renting a car? Beware of Bluetooth scammers

Many rental car drivers unwittingly open themselves to fraud when they sync their phones to the car's Bluetooth connection. The sync can remain active even...

How to outsmart scammers this holiday shopping season

We’re not just heading into shopping season but shopping scam season. Last year, people in the U.S. clicked and bought nearly $94 billion dollars’...

How using a fingerprint to unlock cellphones poses safety threats

Using a fingerprint to unlock a cellphone can leave the user more susceptible to hackers than a passcode.

How to stay safe while Cyber Monday shopping

FORT MYERS, Fla. Cyber Monday shopping tips that can keep you and your family safe while shopping online. MORE: The consequences of typo-squatting

U.S. Marshals warn of jury duty, Publishers Clearing House phone scams

FORT MYERS, Fla. The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of several nationwide telephone scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court...

Changes to account security questions pose threat

FORT MYERS, Fla. Companies are changing the security questions they ask before granting account access, but that opens up a potential loophole. MORE: Getting results from...

Cybercrime has cost more than $10 trillion; how you can protect yourself

FORT MYERS, Fla. Equifax, an agency that's tasked with protecting your credit, announced it was the victim of a data breach affecting around 146...

Tips for reducing identity theft to keep yourself safe

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  FEMA fraud is affecting people right here in Southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma, and the Equifax data breach affected millions nationwide. ...

Public wifi poses threat to wireless devices

FORT MYERS, Fla. A new security alert, krack, is putting many people at risk when logged into a wireless network. Watch Call for Action reporter...

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