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12 On Your Side: News 12 employee targeted by health care phone scam

Updated: 10/24/2013 - We're On Your Side with a warning about a health care scam that is targeting our area.The phone scammers are trying to convince some folks that they can get dirt cheap insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This scam hits particularly close to home as a News 12 staff member was targeted.

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S.C. Attorney General warns against 'Obamacare' scams

Updated: 10/24/2013 - They are the people you turn to to help you sign up for the right health insurance coverage under the new Affordable Care Act. But South Carolina's Attorney General says he's worried that level of access Navigators have could lead to identity theft. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, AG Alan Wilson is also concerned scammers might capitalize of confusion.

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Dogs attack woman and bite her 5 times

Updated: 10/02/2013 - A woman attacked by 2 neighborhood dogs is speaking out. It comes just days after officers in North Augusta shot and killed another dog that had gotten loose over the weekend; but in this case the victim felt like Aiken County Animal Control wasn't taking her seriously until she called News 12.

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12 On Your Side: "Young invincibles" key to funding Affordable Care Act

Updated: 10/24/2013 - We're On Your Side if you are 18 to 34 and uninsured, you could make or break the Affordable Care Act. The health care industry is calling this age group the "young invincibles". The health care industry says when these young adults are insured, they help bring down the overall cost of coverage for everyone but it may not be an easy sell for some.

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12 On Your Side: Are you exempt from the Affordable Care Act?

Updated: 10/01/2013 - We're On Your Side. At midnight, folks who are required to have health insurance coverage will be signing up. But there are lots of folks out there who are still confused about who needs to apply in the first place. So are you among the exempt?

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Parts of ObamaCare kickoff Tuesday

Updated: 09/30/2013 - In a couple of days the Affordable Care Act may take its biggest step yet. On October 1st an online health insurance exchange would be open to every state. News12 has a break down on what that means and how young women's coverage can change. On Tuesday you'll be able to compare prices and benefits you want for health insurance, and one group has a lot to gain mothers.

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12 On Your Side: Muffler shop accused of installing used exhaust; no refund

Updated: 09/27/2013 - We're On Your Side. An Augusta man says after paying hundreds of dollars for a new muffler system, he says the business installed a rusty used one instead. He says after asking for a full refund, he says the company told him no. Kevin McClendon says they have offered to repalce the used exhaust with a new one but he says he feels used and just wants his money back.

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12 On Your Side: Verve energy drink; scam or real business opportunity?

Updated: 09/26/2013 - We're On Your Side. How would you like to make money and not have to sell a single thing? If it sounds too good to be true, it may depending on who you ask. After one of our viewers emailed us concerned about the legitimacy of the energy drink company Veema, we took a closer look to see if it is on the up and up. The internet is abuzz with folks talking about this company and its energy drink called Verve.

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12 On Your Side: Burger joint owner out on bond, payroll complaints continue

Updated: 09/26/2013 - We're On Your Side A local restaurant owner is out on bond following his arrest on fraud charges. Gregory Glover turned himself last night. But today we found him back at work. Glover is still declining to comment on his arrest on a fraud charge nor about allegations from former employees that he their payroll checks have bounced.

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12 On Your Side: Business owner charged with fraud surrenders after News 12 investigation

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Less than 24 hours after a 12 On Your Side investigation, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office says the business owner they have been trying to find for weeks has turned himself in. Restaurant owner Gregory Glover surrendered to deputies after being on the lam for weeks. He surrendered just hours after reporter Jerome Collins spoke with him by phone. While Glover said very little, directing us to his attorney, a former employee and local business owner are speaking out about his business dealings.

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New credit monitoring company for SC taxpayers

Updated: 09/23/2013 - South Carolina's second contract for state-paid monitoring offers taxpayers affected by last fall's massive hacking at the Department of Revenue more identity theft services at a lower cost.

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12 On Your Side: Burger joint owner on the lam; unpaid employees continue to work

Updated: 09/24/2013 - We're On Your Side. The owner of a local burger joint wanted for fraud is on the lam. While it appears he has skipped town, Saint Louis' Original Hamburgers on Fury's Ferry Road in Martinez remains open. But while the employees are not talking a mother of one worker says her daughter is living on tips and money given to her out of the cash drawer from managers.

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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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