Jackie Callaway, WFTS

Jackie Callaway


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Jackie:

Largest fraud in the country cost Americans $1.8 billion in 2020, FBI says

The FBI said the largest fraud in the country cost Americans $1.8 billion last year. The business email compromise involves hackers impersonating legitimate companies and tricking consumers into wiring large amounts of money to scammers. → Read More

Tampa Bay brides say they paid local florist thousands, but he never delivered wedding flowers

Brides across Tampa Bay are accusing a local florist of charging thousands of dollars for flowers that never made it to the wedding. → Read More

Hyundai recalls nearly 100,000 SUVs, sedans over engine fire risk

Hyundai is recalling more than 95,000 SUVs and sedans over an engine fire risk. → Read More

Olympus Pools closing its doors, blames "negative media attention" for loss of license

Olympus Pools announced on Saturday, July 24 that the business has lost its license and will be closing its doors. → Read More

Governor DeSantis vetoes controversial PIP insurance bill

Governor Ron Desantis has vetoed a controversial bill that would have done away with no-fault insurance, also known as PIP coverage. → Read More

Pinellas pool company taking over day to day operations for Olympus Pools

A pool company in Pinellas County is taking over some day-to-day operations for Olympus Pools as the company faces several fraud complaints about unfinished work. → Read More

Report cites serious violations after Tampa Bay daycare staffer released 2 children to a stranger

Call for action leads to investigation of local daycare accused of releasing two little girls to a stranger. → Read More

Scammers discover new way to trick Amazon customers, Tampa Bay woman loses $2,000

Scammers discover a new way to trick Amazon customers out of their cash. One Tampa Bay woman lost more than $2,000. → Read More

I-Team investigation reveals staffing shortages at Polk County assisted living facility

An I-Team investigation into a local assisted living facility leads to an inspection by state regulators. → Read More

$70B in PPP and COVID-19 disaster loans from SBA paid to fraudsters, fake business owners

The Paycheck Protection Program has doled out hundreds of billions of dollars in pandemic relief to businesses in Florida and across the country. But a government watchdog found more than $70 billion may have been lost to fraudulent claims. A Florida man discovered his ID was used to scam the SBA. → Read More

Distraught mom discovers baby missing from daycare, worker handed over 7-month-old to stranger

Hillsborough County’s Child Care Licensing Office says it is seeking to revoke Orient Road Child Development Center’s license to operate. The administrative complaint comes one month after a staffer gave a 7-month-old baby away to a stranger. → Read More

Disabled veteran says he waited 3 weeks for Frontier to fix his Wifi

This Tampa retiree contacted ABC Action News after he says, he waited three weeks for the repair. → Read More

Florida car dealer mistakenly sells man a Ford Bronco display model, demands its return

A Tampa Bay area Ford dealer demanded a customer return a brand new SUV one day after purchase. Turns out the Ford Bronco was a mannequin vehicle that was not supposed to leave the car lot. → Read More

Holiday shopping is different during coronavirus Christmas season

The pandemic has many retailers pushing out their best holiday deals online this year over an expanded time frame. → Read More

Missing Geico insurance payment nearly runs Largo retiree off the road

For weeks a Largo retiree says she was scared to get behind the wheel. That’s because Geico General Insurance Company threatened to cancel her policy, even though Siri Foster had paid the premium -- in full -- in advance. → Read More

Tampa Bay area homeowners learn appliance repairman they hired was convicted felon

Florida law doesn't require a license or background check for appliance repair workers. So when it comes to allowing someone into your home to fix your dryer, refrigerator or washing machine, checking them out becomes your responsibility. → Read More

New Port Richey man says Social Security sent him personal information belonging to other people

A New Port Richey man wants answers from a local Social Security office after he says they sent him personal information belonging to three strangers — and it isn’t the first time the SSA office has mistakenly mailed him other people’s paperwork. → Read More

Father details terrifying moment rented Kia caught fire during Hawaii vacation with wife, son inside

For the first time, a father is sharing the terrifying moments that played out after a rented Kia burst into flames with his wife and son inside. → Read More

Tampa family returns home after pandemic left them stranded overseas

When the pandemic left a local Army veteran, his wife and their baby stranded 10,000 miles away, the family called Taking Action Reporter Jackie Callaway for help getting home. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions for Florida tenants through July 1

As June rent comes due for millions of tenants across the state, the governor’s suspension on evictions also comes to an end – set to expire on June 2 at the stroke of midnight. → Read More