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Lake City hackers threaten the cybercriminal business model

In a new twist, a Florida town did not get all of its files back after paying hackers hundreds of thousands of dollars in...
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Fraud Alert: Genetic testing scam targets elderly

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Scammers are...
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Marine assistance ensures water safety during July 4 celebrations

Around noon Thursday, boat company Sea Tow in Fort Myers took us out to where they were putting up barricades around the Cape Coral...
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Majority of firework injuries happen near the 4th of July

Drive anywhere right now and it is hard to miss the firework stands. But just because people can buy them, does not mean they...
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Staying safe on the water during summer holidays

It's almost Independence Day and a lot of Southwest Floridians are taking the opportunity to get out on the water. If you are planning on...
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Credit card scammers can pose as banks to steal info

Scammers are getting smarter, always trying to get ahead of the security. They are still trying to skim information from the front of the...
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New form of identity theft hitting Southwest Florida mailboxes

It looks like a safe Punta Gorda neighborhood, but you know what they say about looks. Police say scammers fanned out in the Burnt Store...
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Behind the scenes with the US Coast Guard Fort Myers Beach station

With hundreds of miles of coastline in Southwest Florida and water as far as the eye can see, the U.S. Coast Guard is standing...
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Justice Department creates new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Attorney General William P. Barr announced Thursday the establishment of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together...
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FBI task force working to discover victims in Collier sextortion case

Many victims of a sextortion case have not come forward likely out of fear. But local law enforcement investigating the case say this follows...

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