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What to do if you receive a mystery package you didn’t order

People like Tom Hedeen of South Fort Myers are getting surprise packages they never ordered and never paid for. It's called a "brushing" scam. When...
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Is COVID-19 driving up the price of illegal drugs?

Measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19 are also slowing down the illegal drug trade, and while that sounds like good news, it's...
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Scammers infiltrating legitimate businesses to trick you into handing over your money

A warning for you — don't trust everything that lands in your email inbox. Scammers are finding ways to infiltrate legitimate businesses so they can...
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Cape Coral police warn of IRS phone scam; here’s how to spot one

Phone scams have become common place, but in recent months, there has been an increase in telephone IRS scam. A scammer called a Cape Coral...
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Smartphone apps have access to things you copy and paste to your clipboard

Most of us are pretty good with using a smartphone — moving information around to pay bills, enter credit card numbers and copy passwords...
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Scammers are claiming Medicare will pay for your COVID-19 test

If you are told you can have a COVID-19 test and Medicare will pick up the cost, beware — it could be a scam. Many...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; July 22

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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Attorney General’s Office launches ‘Scams at a Glance’ website to help you identify scammers

What's real and what's a scam? There's a new tool that can help you figure it out. Scammers love Southwest Florida — a large population...

Obama, Biden, Gates among Twitter accounts hacked in apparent Bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that...
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Your online shopping habits could make you susceptible to identity theft

Identity theft can happen anywhere at any time. At the gas pump, at the grocery store and particularly at online retailers, people can be...

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