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Low inventory for Lexington home buyers
- If you are looking for a new home this Spring, you may need to be flexible. Lexington realtors say there aren't many homes on the market right now.
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UPDATE: WKYT Investigates: A renter's disaster
- Charles Perkins lives on Logan Avenue in Stanford, but he won't claim his home.
"It just wasn't the way I thought it was going to be. It didn't turn out the way I thought it would," Perkins explained.
Consumer Alert: Fake documents used in identity theft scam
- How did one ring of scam artists steal millions of dollars? Details inside their operation explains why you're one of the best victims - whether you know it or not.
WKYT Investigates: Lancaster man says dog stolen & flipped, part of a growing trend
- "There are people that, due to the economy, due to drugs, due to easy money, they steal animals," said advocate Debbie Wimsatt. She says this so-called "dog flipping" happens either when people get a free dog and then sell it, or steal a dog and sell it.
Consumer Alert: Couple uses disabled woman, disaster to scam people
- The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. History, was also an opportunity for con artists. Some scammers seized the moment to make an easy fortune.
Consumer Alert: Beware of thieves looking to steal credit card information
- Dennis Sergeev stole the identities of more than 50 people and racked up $40,000 in losses.
Consumer Alert: Beware of investors making false promises
- His victims trusted him. In return, he stole millions of their dollars and destroyed their lives.
State investigating after WKYT spotlighted 'Pop Train' welfare fraud
- The Cabinet for Health and Family Services will be investigating the "pop train" in Jackson, according to the police chief in Jackson.
Consumer Alert: How to avoid falling victim to common scams
- If you think you'll never be the target of a con artist, think again. No one is out of reach of criminals trying to make an easy fortune
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.
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