Steve Sbraccia, CBS 17

Steve Sbraccia

CBS 17

Apex, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

What you need to know about baby formula scammers

The Federal Trade Commission warns scammers are exploiting the high demand and short supply of baby formula. → Read More

Raleigh drivers hesitant to use self-driving cars

Automakers assume drivers want as much technology as they can get in their vehicles, but the day of a robot driving us is still a long way away. → Read More

Why ID Theft in NC is exploding

North Carolina has become a hotbed of identity theft since the start of the new year, affecting thousands. → Read More

Used car prices keep rising. What’s the best deal in central NC?

A market expert said now used car customers “have to go back six to seven model years to find a used car.” → Read More

In transition from passcodes to biometrics, who owns your data?

Apple’s anticipated changeover from passwords to biometric passkeys this coming fall brings up questions about security and who owns your biometric data like your fingerprint, face and voiceprint. → Read More

Using passkeys instead of passwords

Our first taste of a password-less future is about to be introduced by Apple which involves deleting the password. → Read More

Stolen COVID-19 unemployment benefit scams hurting people long-term, experts say

“People were applying for unemployment benefits in the names of other people,” James Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center said. “That means people who needed the benefits never got them.” → Read More

CBS 17 works to resolve flooding issues in Wayne County neighborhood

Some people in a fairly new Wayne County subdivision say they’re dealing with flooding problems and claim they’ve been unable to get the situation resolved. → Read More

Popular search engine features process to remove personal identification

These days, it’s hard to imagine life without the internet because it’s become so entwined in our daily lives on many levels. → Read More

Storm-chasing swindlers: Beware of contractor scams

For folks with storm damaged homes, scam artists may target you as you search for repairs. → Read More

Putting the bite on your dog’s dental problems

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The smell of your dog’s breath could be a sign of bigger health concerns. It could even be a warning of a more dangerous condition that can affect your pet’s life. Dental disease is more common in dogs than you may think and if left unchecked, it can cause serious illness […] → Read More

Rapid tests may be on the decline, but rapid fingers for robotexts are just getting started

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to slowly diminish, we are seeing a corresponding increase in the number of robocalls and scam texts hitting our phones. → Read More

NC not among 30-state system to help reduce duplicate voter registrations

Right now, our state is not part of a system that could help automatically check duplicate voter registrations. → Read More

Scammers ecstatic over eCard stunts this Mother’s Day

Electronic or online greeting cards are growing in popularity, and as we approach Mother’s Day, security experts have noticed an uptick in fake Ecards being sent out by scammers. → Read More

Lottery barcode proves NC ticket was a false winner, spokesman responds

A long-haul trucker who purchased a lottery ticket while passing through North Carolina thought he won big bucks and although the ticket looks like a winner—the bar code on it doesn’t agree. → Read More

Hemp, CBD products could become illegal in NC July 1

The state’s hemp exemption laws are set to expire June 30. If that happens, hemp will become illegal in North Carolina. → Read More

‘Stubborn inflation’ likely to stick around into 2023, economist says

In an effort to help drive down gas prices, the Environmental Protection Agency is going to allow the sale of a special gas blend called E-15. → Read More

Catalytic converters a hot target for thieves. How NC is trying to curb thefts

In an effort to deter the thefts, North Carolina requires scrap dealers to ask for vehicle titles or documentation before buying a converter, so the crooks go elsewhere to sell them. → Read More

How to avoid rental scams if you’re traveling to the Final Four

With the Final Four matchup set, many people are traveling to see it. Here are tips for avoiding rental scams for the historic matchup between Duke and UNC. → Read More

Tax time: What you need to know to avoid scams

With tax season in full swing, you need to beware of some potential scams lurking. → Read More