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WKYT Investigates: State of welfare in Kentucky
The lines are a dozen cars deep outside some Kentucky banks in the middle of the night. Police in a handful of cities say when those crowds gather on the first of the month, crime rates go up.
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CONSUMER ALERT: Victims think they're working from home, but they're tied to a scam
A new scheme targeting people who want to work from home is growing in popularity. It's called reshipping fraud, and getting involved could truly cost you.
Consumer Alert: Beware of foreign lottery scams
Beware of letters announcing you've won a contest, especially if you have to pay something to collect the winnings. One woman fell victim multiple times.
WKYT Reality Check: Grocery stores fight for lowest prices
Attention shoppers! There are more choices for where to buy your groceries than ever before!
Consumer Alert: Scammers turn to violence to get people's money
Con artists try to get creative to get their victim's money. This is the story of one man who decided to threaten his victims with violence.
Consumer Alert: Scam artists nearly cost woman her home
Jackie Smith is trying to help her 88-year-old aunt save her home from foreclosure after a con artist stole it right out from under her.
Consumer Alert: A possible scam offers you a job and then asks you to send them money
Who doesn't want to make a little extra money on the side? That's why those ads promising big bucks for stuffing envelopes or becoming a mystery shopper seem so enticing. Here's the reality, it might be a scam.
WKYT Reality Check: Surveillance cameras more common than you think
They're around and used maybe more than you realize.
Push in Washington to cut free phone program
It's a program that gives people in need phones, and it's come under fire in Congress.
WKYT Reality Check: Home sales are on the rise in the Bluegrass
For the first time since 2005, Fayette County PVA says home sales are on the rise.
Reality Check: Local fertilizer companies say they pose no danger
Investigators still don't know exactly what caused the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas. Workers in the fertilizer industry in Central Kentucky say it's unlikely a similar situation could happen here.
WKYT Investigates: Exotic animals sold at Fayette Mall
Exotic animals were selling for close to $600 inside one of the largest, most popular malls in our state.
Consumer Alert: Big business means big money and big scams
If a major sporting event is heading to a city near you, like the Derby in Louisville next month, beware of businesses promising big money for no risk and no work. You have to check out a company very closely to know if it's trustworthy.
Heavy-duty stretchers costing counties a pretty penny
Many industries are having to adjust for a bigger population, and that includes emergency services.
Consumer Alert: A new twist on an old scam
There's a new twist on an old scam. It begins with a promise you'll win a prize if you pay money upfront, but ends as a recruiting tool for future con artists.
Consumer Report: Tax time is here and scam artists are on the prowl
Tax Time is here, and when there's money to be had, there are scam artists. There is one scam that is costing every one of us.
WKYT Investigates: Ticket sellers not following rules at Rupp Arena
Earlier in the week we told you about the warning Lexington police sent out to basketball fans in town for the NCAA Tournament - beware of scalpers!
Reality Check: In the event of a fire, is your home safe?
The fire marshal says part of the task force's goal will be to promote programs for fire safety. So we asked the question: what can you do to prepare for a fire?
Consumer Alert: Beware of buying from people you don't know
Buying online has its risks, especially when you don't know anything about the person you are buying from.
WKYT Investigates: How you pay the price for counterfeit cash
WKYT's Kristen Kennedy sat down with a Secret Service agent to investigate how fake bills can affect innocent people.
WKYT Investigates: How clean is the air you breathe?
You might have noticed your allergies peaking around this time of year.
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