Feds: Florida nurse lied to get $420k in virus relief

A South Florida nurse fraudulently obtained about $420,000 in coronavirus relief funds, federal prosecutors said. Giraldo Caraballo, 55, of Miami, made his initial appearance Friday in Miami federal court. He’s charged with engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds and making false statements to a financial institution. Caraballo applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Florida lawmakers to discuss bill that creates penalties for COVID-19 vaccine fraud

WINK News has been warning you for weeks about possible COVID-19 vaccination scams. Now, lawmakers in Tallahassee are going to discuss a bill that could create penalties for those vaccine-related scams. Florida Representative Adrian Zika is the sponsor of the bill and he wants to see these scammers go to jail. With the vaccine being […]

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COVID-19 vaccine scams are affecting Southwest Florida

The race to get a vaccine has become a race to scam those hoping to keep themselves safe. People have been on their phones all day for the past few days to get one of the few appointments available. Dennis LaCourse from Englewood got through. “Someone came on the line and asked all the basic […]

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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 to participate in a clinical trial for the coronavirus vaccine, make sure it isn’t a scam. The Better Business Bureau says they’ve seen scammers sending out text messages that offer […]

BBB releases tips to help you avoid employment scams

With so many out of work, getting scammed out of your hard-earned money is the last thing you need. The Better Business Bureau just found nearly 3 out of 4 employment scam victims were already struggling to make ends meet. The BBB’s latest study looked at scams targeting businesses just as the pandemic shut down […]