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Consumer Alert: Beware of deeply discounted drugs sold online
- Over the counter drugs sold at deeply discounted prices. It sounds like a great deal, but you might want to think twice before you make the purchase.
Convicted felon running for mayor...again
- Clarice Kirby hasn't said much to the media since her felony conviction and resignation as mayor of Mt. Vernon in 2010. The former mayor's career was covered in controversy for much of her time as mayor. But she's talking to WKYT and has an announcement.
Consumer Alert: Beware when selling antiques online
Thinking about selling something on an online auction site? You need to beware of scam artists who only have one goal in mind.
Welfare fraud hotline lights up after WKYT 'Pop Train' investigation
- Calls reporting people suspected of turning welfare benefits into cash lit up a Kentucky fraud hotline Friday after WKYT investigated the so-called "Kentucky's Pop Train."
WKYT Investigates: Taxpayer money and Kentucky's 'Pop Train'
- Some say it's an easy way to turn government welfare benefits into cash. WKYT investigates what's been nicknamed Kentucky's Pop Train.
Consumer Alert: Gift card scam costs victims thousands
- Who wouldn't turn down an offer to pay about $100 in return for a gift card worth almost ten times more? Con artists have found plenty of people who wouldn't and it has cost those people tens of thousands of dollars.
Consumer Alert: Conman makes millions selling counterfeit computer chips
- If you are thinking about buying any parts for your computer, be careful. One conman made a killing selling counterfeit chips.
Consumer Alert: Foreign lottery scam costs retiree $100,000
- Doris Galinas spent most of her life helping others. Now, the 84-year-old widow and retired nurse is the one in need of help. She lost a huge chunk of her life savings to con artists.
Consumer Alert: Man scams church members out of millions
- Always do extensive research on anyone you are considering trusting with your money. That includes people you might meet in church.
Fayette county superintendent calls poverty a barrier for students
- Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton says the district needs to come up with $20 million in the next couple of months in order to present the school board with a balanced budget in May.
Consumer Alert: Scammers can hijack your computer
- How much would you pay if someone hijacked your computer and demanded a fee? The con artists behind the scam called "Ransom Ware" are hoping the answer is a lot.
WKYT Investigates: Drowsy drivers cause high number of accidents in KY
- More than 1600 accidents on Kentucky roads were caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel or were drowsy while driving last year.
Consumer Alert: Protecting yourself from identity theft
- Identity theft is a growing crime, but there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Nicholasville neighbors feel slighted by city
- Neighbors in a Nicholasville subdivision want the city to finish what was started by a bankrupt developer.
Counterfeit tickets sold for UK, Texas A&M game
- Police have at least one report of counterfeit tickets being sold during last night's UK game. Police believe more victims are out there.
Consumer Alert: Watch out for work at home scams
- It sounded like the perfect job. It had a good salary and flexible benefits. But, in this case, the worker ended up being caught in an international scam.
Consumer Alert: Businesses losing out on fake money orders
- Consumers and businesses are losing millions of dollars because of the increasing number of counterfeit money orders.
Tracking cable bills
- Best advice for cable subscribers: Be aware of when your current 'deal' is going to run out so you can jump into another, possibly better, deal.
Smart phone hidden savings
- An upgrade fee, when you're already paying for the new phone is the latest example of a one- time charge some cell phone companies are hitting consumers with. An analysis of the four major US carriers by Cheapism.com found they can add a dent to your wallet up to $36.
Reality Check: W. Va. chemical spill's plume and Ky.
- As West Virginia continues to deal with a chemical spill putting thousands of people's tap water at risk, the plume of chemicals is headed down the Ohio River.
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