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Americans lost $227 million to fake sweepstakes, prize and lottery scams in 2020, new...

A new report found that Americans had about $227 million stolen from them last year. The report details how Americans lost money in 2020...
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Criminals trying to steal from families who lost a loved one to COVID-19

Families who've already lost a loved one to COVID-19 are being hit hard again. Now, crooks are trying to steal from those families. This scam...
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FBI to subpoena publication for identities of people who read a news article

The FBI has decided to subpoena newspaper publisher USA Today for a list of people who read a certain news article. Could this include...
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Alexa devices will soon connect to your neighbors’ Wi-Fi

Amazon Alexa devices will soon connect to all available Wi-Fi access points in your neighborhood to create a “shared network.” That means any Echo or...
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New road project to shorten commute between Alico Road, SR-82

On Tuesday, Lee County commissioners will discuss building a new road connecting Alico Road to SR-82. Many people who have to drive out of Lehigh...
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Latest scam text message appears to come from bank

The first rule for all scammers: If you're trying to get people's personal information, don't send your scam text to a cybersecurity expert. That's exactly...
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Beware letters in mail telling you to pay for deed to your home

There is a letter going around in the mail that is telling people to send money to get a copy of the deed to...
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Stock up on hurricane supplies without paying taxes

Starting today, you can stock up on hurricane supplies (before store shelves go empty) without paying taxes, due to the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales...
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Cape Coral police institute harsher panhandling penalties

Cape Coral is considering measures to stop anyone from panhandling at intersections, on the grounds that the practice puts both drivers and panhandlers at...
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Scammers’ new approach to get you: US Customs and Border Protection

Scammers are changing their approach to get your information and your money by impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It can be scary: The caller...

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