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    Phone Bank Links

    Phone Bank Links

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-08-15 10:27:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Hundreds of people called in to a recent 12 News Defenders phone bank, which focused on scams in Alabama. Click here for links to the various services and organizations mentioned.

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    Hundreds of people called in to a recent 12 News Defenders phone bank, which focused on scams in Alabama. Click here for links to the various services and organizations mentioned.

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    Food for Thought: Restaurant inspection scores

    Food for Thought

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-08-11 05:17:12 GMT

    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.

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    Montgomery county health inspectors visit restaurants every week. And every Thursday the 12 News Defenders bring you their findings. 

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    Opelika Power warns customers about scams

    Opelika Power warns customers about scams

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-04 23:01:30 GMT

    Opelika residents have reported scam attempts being made on behalf of Opelika Power Services, and now the company is stepping in to put an end to the trickery.

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    Opelika residents have reported scam attempts being made on behalf of Opelika Power Services, and now the company is stepping in to put an end to the trickery.

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    What you need to know about chip card security & digital wallets

    What you need to know about chip card security & digital wallets

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:29:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you’ve used the chip in your debit card to check out at a store, you may notice it takes a few extra seconds to go through. But it’s definitely worth the wait! The technology happening inside the machine is helping shield you from hackers.  

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    If you’ve used the chip in your debit card to check out at a store, you may notice it takes a few extra seconds to go through. But it’s definitely worth the wait! The technology happening inside the machine is helping shield you from hackers.  

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    U.S.AmeriBank bought in $816 million deal

    U.S.AmeriBank bought in $816 million deal

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:36:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    U.S.AmeriBancorp, a bank that serves Florida and Alabama residents, has been bought by Valley National Bancorp.  

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    U.S.AmeriBancorp, a bank that serves Florida and Alabama residents, has been bought by Valley National Bancorp.  

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  • AARP fraud watch network

    AARP fraud watch network

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:32:20 GMT

    http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

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    http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

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    Cord-cutting options that deliver big savings

    Cord-cutting options that deliver big savings

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:38:57 GMT
    (Source: Consumer Reports)(Source: Consumer Reports)

    Consumer Reports says you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot, as long as you have a good internet connection and a smart TV or streaming device. 

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    Consumer Reports says you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot, as long as you have a good internet connection and a smart TV or streaming device. 

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  • Daycare Diligence: Questions parents should ask before enrolling their child

    Daycare Diligence: Questions parents should ask before enrolling their child

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:54:09 GMT
    (Source: WBRC file video)(Source: WBRC file video)

    Alabama is one of seven states that allows religious child care centers to operate without license. A bill that would have ended the religious exemption for such facilities failed to pass the legislature. That means close to half of child care centers in Alabama remain uninspected by state officials for basic health and safety standards.

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    Alabama is one of seven states that allows religious child care centers to operate without license. A bill that would have ended the religious exemption for such facilities failed to pass the legislature. That means close to half of child care centers in Alabama remain uninspected by state officials for basic health and safety standards.

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