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12 OYS: 82 year-old swindled after answering front door, police say

Updated: 05/21/2014 - The next time someone comes knocking at your front door, you may think twice about opening up. An elderly man did open his door and not only did he get swindled out of cash, but police said this senior got taken for quite a ride. Too afraid to recount his experience, his daughter Kimberly Bruce spoke with News 12 instead.

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GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

Updated: 05/20/2014 - General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

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12 On Your Side: Facebook friend scam almost costs man $1,200

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The next time you get a friend request on Facebook, you may not want to be so quick to accept it. That is because it could be a con artist looking to scam you. It is not an elaborate scam, but one that plays on your trust in your friends, and if you fall for it, it could cost you your identity and more.

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12 OYS: Augusta VA still under magnifying glass following 3 deaths

Updated: 05/16/2014 - Congressman John Barrow met with Augusta VA officials on Friday. It is part of a follow-up visit since 3 veterans died at the facility due to inadequate medical care. Barrow expressed optimism, but said more work needs to be done to hold the VA accountable for those deaths.

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12 OYS: Former Solicitor Harold Jones II taking second swing at Senate seat

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Updated: 05/15/2014 - He has spent most of his professional life prosecuting criminals, but now Harold Jones II is hoping that success translates into victory in next week's Senate race. The former solicitor is no stranger to public service, but we asked him, aside from the issue of crime, what else would he focus on if elected.

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12 On Your Side: Fact-finding before you cast your vote in elections

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Before you head to the polls to cast your vote, you may want to do your homework first. But be prepared to spend some time digging. It may be time well spent to find out if your political candidate actually lives up to his or her words.

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12 OYS: Veteran gets refinancing help after News 12 investigates mailed offer

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Updated: 04/30/2014 - It was an offer to refinance his home but a local veteran said it sounded too good to be true. Skeptical, he contacted us on our WRDW Facebook page. That is when the On Your Side team started digging to see if the offer was legit. At first glance, it was really hard to tell but we did some fact checking and were able to get this veteran the answers he needed.

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12 On Your Side: Feds warn Internet Explorer users about vulnerability

Updated: 04/30/2014 - The federal government is warning that it may be the most significant security threat to computer users ever. Within days thousands of attackers could have access to computers using Internet Explorer. News 12 spoke with a leading computer security expert about the impending threat. Mark Baggett said Microsoft has to release a security patch quickly. He said if that does not happen, anyone using Windows version 6 through 11 could have their computers hijacked and their personal information compromised.

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News 12 Special Assignment | Sarcoidosis: The struggle to survive

Posted: 04/29/2014 - It is a mystery disease that continues to baffle many in the medical community. The illness often results in sufferers going misdiagnosed for years. While medical experts contend there is no known cure for Sarcoidosis, we are hearing from two Sarcoidosis sufferers who have unique experiences coping with the disease.

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12 OYS: Senior dodges Jamaican scam but ends up with $500 phone bill

Updated: 04/25/2014 - She was the target of some con artists who prey on senior citizens. But while she dodged the scammers, she is now left with a high phone bill and the possibility of being disconnected from her lifeline. On Your Side is answering her call.

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12 OYS: Dumped by date; no refund on prom dress layaway

Updated: 04/25/2014 - You are paying on the perfect prom dress for your daughter only to have her date dump her just weeks before the big night. Now a mom said she cannot get a refund on her layway. News 12 spoke with the mother Melissa Barfield. She said with no refund and no dress it is a double dose of disappointment.

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12 OYS: Won a civil money judgment? Don't get excited just yet

Posted: 04/22/2014 - You have won a civil court judgment but have not seen a dime. News 12 viewers call us all the time wanting to know how they can get the money they are owed. You may have felt on top of the world after winning a civil court judgment but all too often that victory feels like defeat when the losing party fails to pay up.

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12 OYS: Woman struggles to find doctor under Affordable Care Act

Updated: 04/21/2014 - Imagine having to spend hours on the phone just to find a doctor only to learn the closest specialist that accepts your insurance is over an hour away. It is becoming a common reality for folks who have insurance through the Affordable Care Act

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12 OYS: Ex-con contractor promises refund after accusations of shoddy work

Updated: 04/17/2014 - "I was looking for someone to do some tile work for me because I had linoleum on my floors," said Gloria Samuels. It is a decision Samuels is now regretting after hiring a man she has learned has an extensive criminal record. 43 year-old Jeffery Lee Vaughner has served prison time for forgery and has an entensive criminal history including convictions for theft by deception and breach of trust.

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