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12 On Your Side: Rude awakening for scam victims arriving for orientation

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Updated: 09/21/2013 - An update on that Craigslist job scam story we first told you about Thursday night. Early this morning folks did start arriving at the Comfort Inn expecting to attend a job orientation for a supposed contractor assignment at Fort Gordon. But those who missed News 12's investigation got a rude awakening as they arrived.

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12 On Your Side: Safety conference at local hotel, an elaborate scam by con artists

Updated: 09/19/2013 - We're On Your Side. You may have responded to a recent Craigslist ad offering an opportunity to work at Fort Gordon as a contractor. Chances are it is a scam designed to take your money. News 12 spoke to two folks today and while neither of them took the bait, the full extent of this scam will not be known until Friday morning.

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12 On Your Side: Officials say possible tuberculosis case at Glenn Hills High School

Updated: 09/19/2013 - We're On Your Side after a possible case of turberculosis may have been discovered in a student at Glenn Hills High School. Health officials say there is no outbreak but are taking precautionary measures. Officals say they have already began notifying parents and have taken measures to contain what they stress is a possible case of tuberculosis.

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12 On Your Side: Church says Jump City ruined kids day, no refund

Updated: 09/17/2013 - We're On Your Side with what was supposed to be a day of fun in the sun for some children at one church. But the congregation says its joy was deflated after paying $300 to rent a water slide that did not work. The church says it was promised a refund that never came, that is when News 12 started digging for answers.

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12 On Your Side: How will you be impacted by Affordable Care Act?

Updated: 09/26/2013 - We're On Your Side if you are uninsured or someone whose covered by your spouses health insurance you could be required to get your own coverage within weeks. That is because enrollment in the Affordable Care Act will be mandatory for many follks. There is a lot to this law. In fact more than 900 pages. But you dont have to read it all to understand how it will affect you.

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12 On Your Side: Woman says she lost $500 deposit on home she never rented

Updated: 09/13/2013 - We're On Your Side after paying $500 security to rent a home, an Augusta woman says she changed her mind. Now she says the landlord refuses to give her back any of her money. Roneisha Sneed says she never signed a lease an all she has to show for her money is a hand-written reciept from the landlord.

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12 On Your Side: Affordable Care Act being targeted by scammers

Updated: 09/26/2013 - We're On Your Side if you are among those folks who will have to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act you could be the target of con artists. That is because if you are not very careful you could be targeted by some con artists. Whether it is the internet, emails or phone calls, scammers are using every resource at their disposal to get you to take the bait.

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12 On Your Side: Ex-con concrete contractor accused of scamming homeowners

Updated: 09/10/2013 - We're On Your Side investigating a contractor that is being accused of taking thousands of dollars from two homeowners without finishing the jobs. Both homeowners contacted News 12 and we started digging. We not only revealed this contractor was unlicensed but that he operated under several fake company names and has an extensive criminal background.

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Bridge construction delayed even longer after millions spent

Updated: 09/06/2013 - After years of delays and spending millions over budget, Georgia Transportation Officials tell News 12 they're finally ready to continue construction on a bridge over the Savannah River. The bridge stretches across Thurmond Lake on Highway 378 between McCormick, South Carolina, and Lincolnton, Georgia. News 12 is on your side with what officials say is taking so long.

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12 On Your Side: Senior says account nearly wiped out by Medicare scam

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Updated: 09/06/2013 - We're On Your Side. If you have Medicare you could be the target of a scam designed to wipe out your checking account. and it all starts with a phone call. Apparently the caller is telling folks that they have a new Medicare card in the mail but to set up direct deposit to get your money you have to provide your checking account information.

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12 On Your Side: Veteran: 'It would be cheaper for them if I die'

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Updated: 09/03/2013 - We're On Your Side after a military veteran says he is getting the runaround from 2 veterans hospitals after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Michael Hines says confusion between Birmingham and Augusta's VA hospitals has left him in limbo. Frustrated, Hines says while he still believes in his country he says he has lost his faith in the VA.

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12 On Your Side: Car wrap advertisement scam targets local man

Updated: 08/29/2013 - We're On Your Side. It sounds like a dream come true. Getting paid big bucks to drive your car. One of our viewer says that was the offer made to him by a beer company. All he had to do was wrap his car with an advertisement. But after suspecting it was a scam, he contacted our consumer investigative reporter.

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12 On Your Side: Renters insurance could save you a real headache

Updated: 08/16/2013 - We're On Your Side if you rent an apartment or home, estimates are that 70% of you do not have renters insurance. And going it alone could be a risky option. Latoya Porter says when a busted pipe damaged her apartment she thought the owner would be responsible for replacing her possessions. But now she is finding out tha is not the case.

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