With rental car availability at an all-time low, prices are sky-high. If consumers suddenly find an available car at a cheap price, it may be a scammer looking to cash in on the rental shortage. Scammers are posing as rental car companies, setting up their own websites, and advertising fake customer service phone numbers, all to convince travelers they’re legit. Then, they’re asking people to pre-pay for the rental — with a gift card or prepaid debit card.
Hot car deaths are a tragedy often caused when a parent or caregivers daily routine changes and children are left unattended in a parked vehicle. In 2018 and 2019, more than 50 children died of vehicular heatstroke each year.
Two members of the Florida congressional delegation brought back their proposal to offer tax credits for families and businesses threatened by natural disasters. Two year ago, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “SHELTER...
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued the fight to pass his proposal giving survivors of terrorist attacks automatic deferments on their student loans. Rubio first introduced the “Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act” back in September 2016 after...
The COVID-19 vaccine survey scam reportedly involves messages from scammers impersonating relatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccine providers or other sources. The content of the messages may offer reward money or prizes for filling out the phony survey after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by the Department of Justice.
This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned Florida consumers to beware of mobile phone app fraud as a recent report suggests nearly two percent of the top 1,000 App Store titles are some form of scam.
This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., the lead Republican on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, delivered the following opening statement in a subcommittee hearing on the climate's impact on homeland security.
Moody urged Floridians to take steps to increase personal safety as a way to help law enforcement.
The main reason for this surge in fake vaccine cards has been the economy reopening, including tourist destinations across Florida.
“As more information is revealed daily about the media’s role in downplaying the possibility that COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan, families in Florida and across America deserve answers and accountability,” Scott’s office insisted.