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Reality Check: Military-style semiautomatic rifles

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Military-style semiautomatic rifles have been used in at least four high-profile shootings in the past year. A look at the guns, their history and why they're so popular.

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Consumer Alert: House flipping ponzi scheme

Updated: 12/26/2012 - He promised investors big returns in a house flipping business, but instead, ran a ponzi scheme that bilked more than170 people out of millions. In this case, people trusted a former police officer.

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Consumer Alert: Investment scam targets elderly

Updated: 12/19/2012 - A story that proves the age-old adage-some people just aren't who they appear to be. This is the story of deception led to millions of dollars lost and dozens of lives ruined.

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Consumer Alert: Investors scammed with ponzi scheme

Updated: 12/05/2012 - The president of an investment firm is behind bars after lying to investors, and stealing nearly eight million dollars. We have some important information for all of you, on how to avoid getting caught up in a ponzi scheme.

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Consumer Alert: Scam targets small business owners

Updated: 11/23/2012 - A warning to small business owners. If you're not paying attention to the bills you receive, you could fall victim to a popular scam. The end result is a hit to your bottom line and a jackpot for the scam artist.

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Consumer Alert: Debt collection scheme steals millions

Updated: 11/15/2012 - In this uncertain economy, millions of Americans are deep in debt. Some of them have been contacted by collections agencies. While those calls can be unpleasant, more importantly, they can be a scam.

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Consumer Alert: NBA player convicted in scam

Updated: 11/23/2012 - It's a stunning fall for a one- time sports hero. While he may have played on some of basketball's biggest stages, these days he is behind bars.

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Consumer Alert: Locksmith price gouging scheme

Updated: 11/01/2012 - The next time you need a locksmith, keep this story in mind. Some con men have turned the locksmith business into a get-rich-quick scam at your expense. As we found, customers have been duped all over the country.

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Consumer Alert: Stopping child predators, protecting kids while online

Updated: 10/25/2012 - A reason why you should monitor your child's time on the internet very closely. An undercover investigation by US Postal Inspectors nabbed dozens of child predators trolling the web for children and sex. Here are some tips on how to protect your children.

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Reality Check: The final presidential debate

Updated: 10/24/2012 - President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.

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Consumer Alert: Hundreds duped in phone scam

Updated: 09/19/2012 - It's a story that comes with a warning. Next time you get a call from someone claiming to be your phone company, your bank or any other business you deal with, don't assume they are who they say they are. Hundreds have been duped in a scam that has raked in almost three quarters of a million dollars.

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Reality Check: Report questions state travel spending

Updated: 09/18/2012 - A new report says a commissioner at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spent more than any other state worker on travel from 2008 to now, but officials at the department say there's a good reason.

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Consumer Alert: Foreclosure scammers put others in poor house

Updated: 09/17/2012 - Since the housing crisis started five years ago, more than four million families lost their homes to foreclosure. But one person's tragedy, is often another persons profit. If you can afford it, buying foreclosures or the rights to properties on the verge of foreclosure can be a big business.

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